Participate in the Pilot Program
Eligibility for Part-Time Practising Fees
Lawyers are eligible to pay part-time practising fees if they meet the following criteria:
- They work in private practice.
- They work part-time, which is defined as no more than 750 billable hours annually in total and having maximum gross billings of no more than $80,000 annually.
Part-Time Practising Fees
Lawyers who meet the eligibility criteria will pay 50% of the full-time practising fees. This does not include the insurance levy portion of the fees, of which they must pay 100%.
How to Participate
As of March 1, 2022, lawyers who expect to meet the eligibility criteria can choose to pay part-time practising fees for the 2022/2023 year by completing and submitting the Part-time Practising Certification & Status Management Form through the Law Society member portal.
Lawyers who pay part-time practising fees must track their billable hours and gross billings to ensure they meet the part-time eligibility criteria. The Law Society has the right to audit members and those who fail to meet the criteria may be subject to disciplinary action.
If you realize that you have or expect to exceed the billable hours ceiling or the gross billings ceiling for the year, or if you no longer have child-care or care-giving responsibilities, you should immediately notify the Law Society of your change in status to full-time practicing by completing and resubmitting the Part-time Practising Certification & Status Management Form through the Law Society member portal.