Important Dates in 2018

Posted: 01/10/2018

Date

Why is this date important?

January 2018

January 1 2018 Annual Fees due.
January 1 Foreign Legal Consultants’ (FLCs) annual renewal fee and form due for FLCs approved prior to April 2003. Failure to pay fee and submit the application form and proof of professional liability insurance will result in expiry of permit. FLCs approved after April 2003 must pay the annual renewal fee and file the renewal form with insurance on the anniversary month of approval.
January 2 Lawyers and paralegals can access the 2017 Lawyer Annual Report and Paralegal Annual Report through the LSUC Portal. The deadline to file is March 31.
January 25 Last day to enrol in Annual Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Annual PAP) for annual fee. New this year, licensees registering for the Annual PAP will be eligible for a discount of up to $50 on their 2018 annual fee. The discount will be pro-rated according to the licensee’s fee category. Register for the Annual PAP via your LSUC Portal account. There is no administration fee for this payment option.
 January 25  Convocation
January 31 2017 Affiliation Report due.
January 31 2017 Multi-Discipline Partnership Report due.
January 31 Certified Specialist annual fee and annual certification report due. Failure to submit report and payment by this date will result in revocation of certification.
January 31 Law Society Referral Service subscription fees due.
January 31 LAWPRO 2017 Fourth Quarter Real Estate and Civil Litigation Levy Surcharge filings and applicable payments due.

February 2018

February 1 Annual Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Annual PAP) withdrawal date.
February 6 LAWPRO Lump Sum Payment Discount Deadline. Full payment of the 2018 premium by cheque or pre-authorized lump sum payment dated and received on or before this date will qualify for a $50 per lawyer discount.
February 22 Convocation
February 28 Last day to enrol in Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Monthly PAP) for annual fee. There is an $80 (including HST) administration fee for this payment option.

March 2018

March 2 Final date to pay Annual Fees. Failure to pay fees will result in a $150 late fee on or about this date and referral for suspension. (Not applicable to licensees enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan.)
March 7 First Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment Plan withdrawal. Continues on the fifth business day of each month from April to December.
March 31 2017 Lawyer Annual Report due; 2017 Paralegal Annual Report due; 2017 Class L2 Licence Annual Report due; 2017 Class L3 Licence Annual Report due.

April 2018

April 26 Convocation
April 30 LAWPRO 2018 Real Estate and Civil Litigation Levy Surcharge annual exemption form due.
April 30 LAWPRO 2018 First Quarter Real Estate and Civil Litigation Levy Surcharge filings and applicable payments due.

May 2018

May 10 Law Society Annual General Meeting & Reception
May 24 Convocation
May 30 Final date to file the 2017 Lawyer Annual Report, Paralegal Annual Report, Class L2 Licence Annual Report and Class L3 Licence Annual Report. Failure to file by this date will result in a $200 late fee on or about this date and referral for suspension.
May 31 Final date to file the 2017 Multi-Discipline Partnership Report. Failure to file by this date may result in referral for suspension on or about this date.
May 31 Final date to file the 2017 Affiliation Report. Failure to file by this date may result in referral for suspension on or about this date.

June 2018

June 28 Convocation

July 2018

July 31 LAWPRO 2018 Second Quarter Real Estate and Civil Litigation Levy Surcharge filings and applicable payments due.

September 2018

September 15 LAWPRO Risk Management Credit deadline: Complete the online declaration at www.lawpro.ca by this date to receive the Risk Management Credit on your 2018 insurance premium.

October 2018

On or about October 2 LAWPRO Online filing of Professional Liability Insurance applications for 2019 begins (subject to Program approval by Convocation).
October 31 LAWPRO 2018 Third Quarter Real Estate and Civil Litigation Levy Surcharge filings and applicable payments due.

November 2018

November 7 LAWPRO E-file Deadline. LAWPRO renewal applications for 2019 professional liability insurance must be e-filed on or before this date to be eligible for the $25 per lawyer e-filing discount (subject to Program approval by Convocation).
November 14 LAWPRO Final deadline to submit LAWPRO renewal application for 2019 professional liability insurance.

December 2018

December 31 Failure to renew the Certificate of Authorization for a Professional Corporation by this date will result in expiry of Certificate.
December 31 Failure to renew the Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate by this date will result in expiry of Certificate.
December 31 Final date for lawyers and paralegals subject to the CPD Requirement to complete all required hours and record them on the LSUC Portal. Failure to complete and record CPD Hours will result in a $200 late fee on or about this date and referral for suspension.