Application for a P1 Licence
To be eligible to apply for your P1(Paralegal)Licence, you must successfully meet all requirements of the Licensing Process (including the Licensing Examination), have no Good Character issues, have paid all required fees and submitted all required documents.
Once you are eligible to be licensed, the complete details of what you are required to submit in order to obtain your licence will be emailed to your Law Society web account by the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department. You will be sent a document entitled “P1 Licensing Documents and Information”. This information will not be posted online and will only be sent to the web accounts of candidates who have satisfied all requirements for licensing.
In the web message you will be asked to:
• complete and submit the "Petition for the Paralegal P1 Licence and Certificate of Fitness" form (which will be included in the message sent to your web account once you qualify for licensing).
• complete and submit the "Affidavit for Taking the Oath" form (which will be included in the message sent to your web account once you qualify for licensing).
• pay the Application Fee for a P1 Licence. This fee is not the same as your original application fee which you were charged once you initially applied online. This fee is for becoming licensed. You will be invoiced by the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department a few days after you are sent the information to become licensed and must pay the fee in full once you receive your invoice.
• ensure that all other outstanding fees charged to your account have been paid in full and that the address on file with the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department is current, as your P1 License, final transcript and New Member Information will be sent to the address on file.
Once you complete and submit all the items mentioned and satisfy all requirements, your status in the Licensing Process will be what is normally referred to as "Licensing - Complete", which indicates that you are approved to receive a P1 Licence issued by the Law Society. The information in your candidate file will then be transferred to your licensee file in the Membership Services Department.
Your P1 Licence
Your P1 Licence will be mailed to you approximately 2 weeks after you are licensed and will contain your Law Society Paralegal member number. You are required to reference this number at all times when communicating with the Law Society.
Along with your Licence you will be sent a final transcript confirming the successful completion of your Licensing Examination.
The Accounts Office at the Law Society will mail you an invoice for your membership fee. Now that you are a P1 licensee, please click on the following link to obtain further information:
About Your Paralegal Licence
Any inquiries regarding these items should be forwarded to either the Membership Department at 416-947-3315 or if your question involves fee payment please call the Accounts Office at 416-947-5201.
Insurance Requirement for Paralegal Licensees
You may not begin providing legal services until you receive your P1 Licence number and arrange to have the required insurance coverage. Please refer to the Law Society's website for further information on insurance: