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Recent News & Updates
LSSO FOCUSES ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON LAW STUDENTS
We know this is an extremely stressful time. Health, family, and other significant competing concerns are top of mind amidst the uncertainty of what's next during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you are all staying safe and well during this difficult period.
Last week, the LSSO started dialogue with the LSO about the impact of the situation on recruitment and licensing. Following this discussion, we circulated a letter that included a request for an extension to licensing and bar exam fees which are currently due on April 15, 2020. Click here to read the letter.
These early discussions were based on preliminary feedback from the LSSO Council, comprised of student leadership from the law schools across Ontario. The LSSO continues to work together to share feedback, and also to coordinate a response to advocate on your behalf to minimize the impact to your law school and future careers.
During this time, if you have any feedback or concerns regarding recruitment (including the OCI process for the 2020-2021 school year and articling), licensing, summer jobs, or generally related to the impact of COVID-19 on law students, please click here to share. We are doing our best to consolidate and to continue to share your concerns with the Law Society and other relevant decision makers, and to advocate on your behalf.
Please check back to our site and join our mailing list to stay informed.
LAWYER LICENSING EXAMINATION MATERIALS
The in-person distribution of lawyer licensing examination study materials for the 2020/2021 licensing year is postponed until further notice.
Online access to the licensing examination materials for both lawyer and paralegals is unaffected and will occur as planned.
LSO's COVID-19 update page can be found here:
ALL ONTARIO LAW SCHOOLS CLOSED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Decisions are still pending on the treatment of examinations and other end-of-year assessments. As information becomes available, updates will be provided here.
BENCHER MOTION TO REMOVE EQUITY ADVISOR GROUP'S ADVISORY STATUS TO LSO EQUITY AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS COUNCIL TABLED INDEFINITELY
The motion was tabled at March 2020 Convocation. You can find the EAG's open letter to convocation here.