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Update on the 2022 – 2023 licensing examinations cycle

Toronto, Ontario — Today, the Law Society of Ontario announced an update to its 2022-2023 licensing exam timeline and plans.

The license exam for license cycles 2022-2023 will be held in-person. Online exams are not offered. The study materials and ability to test have not changed.

Lawyer licensing examinations

The schedule for the next Summer Bar exam, originally scheduled for June, has been updated. The barrister examination will now be offered from July 5 to 8 and the solicitor examination will be offered from July 19 to 22.

These face-to-face bar exams are offered on specific days in five regional cities which are London, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Windsor. Candidates at the bar will continue to receive information in their online account, including details of the registration process and applicable deadlines. Information regarding the date and location of the Fall in-person Bar License Exam will be provided directly to candidates within a few weeks. Information about your personal appointments for the winter of 2023 will be announced as they become available.

Q & A webcast

The Legal Association's licensing and accreditation team will host a live Q & A webcast for lawyer and paralegal candidates on changes to the review process on May 9. Candidates can register via the link sent to their online account. The webcast will be recorded and will be available on demand shortly thereafter.


The Bar Association endeavours to support license candidates in a way that supports the principles of diversity and inclusiveness and has a very serious obligation to comply. The Legal Society recognizes that July 6th is a religiously important day for Tibetan Buddhists. Candidates may request accommodation for either religious compliance or for any of the reasons stated in human rights law. For more information or to request accommodation, please visit our website.

The Law Society regulates lawyers and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society has a mandate to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

- Law Society of Ontario

Quick note from LexPD: For anyone who is writing their exams in 2022-2023 licensing cycle and would like to join our indexing team. We still have a few more of spaces available. If you are interested, email Tiffany at

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