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Who can register for access to the LSO Portal?

The LSO Portal is for lawyers and paralegals currently licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. It is a secure environment in which to submit changes to your status or contact information, file your annual report, make fee related payments, submit your Continuing Professional Development Hours, and receive important information specific to the professions. Important reminders, notices, and other documents are posted in your Portal account. Please login to the Portal on a regular basis to review any new documents that have been posted.


How can I access the LSO Portal?

To access the LSO Portal, you must first register. This will only take a few minutes to complete. After successfully registering you must activate your account. The activation process is outlined in an email that is sent to you immediately following registration.


Why do I need to supply the information requested?

Your information will be authenticated against the information we have on file to verify your identity.


Year Obtained Licence

For lawyers, "Year Obtained Licence" is the four-digit year you were called to the Bar in Ontario. For paralegals, this is the four-digit year in which you were issued your P1 licence to provide legal services in Ontario.


Email Address

You must have a unique, valid email address on file with the Law Society in order to register. (Note: please ensure you update your email address in the Change of Information tab if it changes.)


What if I don't have an LLB or JD?

This question applies only to lawyers. If you are a lawyer, you should select the institution from which you received your LLB, JD or equivalent. If your institution is not listed, please select from one of the following categories:


  • Other - Ontario
  • Other - Inside Canada (not Ontario)
  • Other - Outside Canada

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