Who may apply for reinstatement?Open
Members who have been suspended for administrative reasons may apply for reinstatement as a member in good standing of the Law Society.Close
How do I apply for reinstatement?Open
(i) Following a suspension for non-payment of Law Society dues:
In order to be reinstated as a member in good standing after a suspension for non-payment of Law Society dues, the member must pay the Law Society dues in arrears as well as any administrative fee for late payment. If the member was suspended for non-payment in a previous fiscal year, the member must also pay the Law Society dues for the current year.
(ii) Following a suspension for non-payment of Professional Liability Insurance premiums:
In order to be reinstated after a suspension for non-payment of the Professional Liability Insurance premiums, the member must pay the Insurance fee in arrears along with the current Insurance fee and any administrative fee for late payment.
(iii) Following a suspension for failing to comply with the CPD Requirements:
In order to be reinstated after a suspension for failing to comply with the Continuing Professional Development Requirements, the member must be in compliance with the Requirements, pay any fine imposed, and any administrative fee.
(iv) Following a suspension for failing to submit a Form 1 or Form 2:
Pursuant to section 7 of the Uniform Trust Account Rules under the Law Society Act, 1996, if a member fails to file a report in Form 1 or a Declaration in Form 2 within the time required under section 6, or fails to provide additional information in compliance with a request under subsection 6(5), the Executive Director shall suspend the member from practice until such time as the member is in compliance.
If you are a suspended member who wishes to be reinstated, please contact the Membership Coordinator for more information on requirements for reinstatement.Close
Do I have to pay an administrative fee to be reinstated?Open
If you have been suspended for non-payment of your Law Society dues, Insurance premium, or for non-compliance of the CPD Requirements, an administrative fee will be imposed.Close
Are there any restrictions or requirements before I can be reinstated?Open
If you are requesting a reinstatement as a practising member and have not been practising law for three of the immediately preceding five years, your application will be reviewed by the Executive Director. Your application may be transferred to the Admissions Committee if, in the Executive Director’s opinion, the application requires more consideration. The Admissions Committee shall, after completing its inquiry may reject, approve without restrictions, or approve with conditions the request for reinstatement.Close
Will I have to complete outstanding CPD hours upon my reinstatement as a practising member?Open
Yes, any outstanding CPD hours at the time of suspension will be added to the CPD requirement upon reinstatement to practising status. However, you will not be required to complete CPD hours for any full month for which you were suspended.Close
How can I obtain more information?Open