The final guidelines and timelines for the rescheduled June licensing exams have now been posted.
Candidates will receive an email asking them to pick their preferred times within a three-week window for each exam. The window for the barrister exam will run from July 14 – August 1. The window for solicitor exam will run from August 4 – August 22. For candidates unable to write during those slots, an additional week for the barrister and solicitor exams will be made available the week of August 25 - 29 and September 8 - 12, respectively.
Each exam will be four hours in length. This has been reduced for this cycle of the licensing exams only, largely in response to significant concern from candidates about securing a quiet space while social isolation measures are still ongoing. The standard length for exams is seven hours, which during the March rescheduled solicitor exam required two 3.5 hour periods on different days. This change was made possible by your continued feedback and the time leading up to this announcement. Candidates are still responsible for the same material.
The full guidelines are available at : https://lso.ca/becoming-licensed/lawyer-licensing-process/licensing-examinations/2020-21-licensing-examinations
As always, please let us know if you have questions/concerns that will help inform our conversations with the Law Society moving forward.