• 33rd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

    Read more

  • 2019 Family Law Seminar

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre - Webster A & B
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

    Read more

  • 2019 Annual Dinner

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019
    Cocktails @ 5:30 p.m.; Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.
    The Art Gallery of Hamilton
    (123 King Street West, Hamilton)

    Read more

  • EDI Professionalism Session

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

    Read more

  • Looking for a Lawyer in Hamilton?

    Search our Membership Directory by:
    First & Last Name
    Area of Law
    LSUC Certified Specialist
    Language other than English

    Read more

  • Looking for a legal job in Hamilton?

    Search our Careers Page for:
    Jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Articling & Summer Students
    Seeking Volunteer Positions

    Read more

HLA Main Rss Feed

HLA Submission to LSO re. Licensing

Oct 17, 2018
This submission is in response to the Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO’s) call for feedback on lawyer licensing, arising from the paper LSO Licensing Consultation Paper. The consultation paper discusses and evaluates four proposed options for lawyer licensing:
• Option 1: Current Model
• Option 2: Current Model with Enhancements
• Option 3: Examination-Based Licensing
• Option 4: LPP/PPD for All Candidates


While there are opportunities to improve the current system of lawyer licensing in the province, we believe that maintaining a system that includes experiential training is essential. It ensures the LSO can meet its mandate to produce competent and effective lawyers that work in the best interest of the public.

Our Approach to this Submission

The Hamilton Law Association (HLA) has considered its response to the LSO’s discussion paper carefully, given the importance of shaping the future of legal education in Ontario. This submission captures the thoughts and feedback from HLA members through two streams:
• A member-wide survey
• Interviews with articling principals and LPP/PPD mentors from firms in Hamilton

The Board of The HLA have also reviewed this submission. Through this approach, we have attempted to provide feedback, primarily from the lens of firms, who are integral to the process of lawyer licensing but were less represented in the consultation paper.