Fees

Practising Fees

Due each year on April 1. Payment can be made in full or in two instalments, with the second instalment due September 1.  This payment covers the member from April 1 of one year to March 31 of the following year.

Due each year on July 2.  Payment can be made in full or in instalments.  The policy period covers July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

The Legal Profession Act (19(3)) exempts certain members from paying this fee. A member may also be exempt under Law Society Rules 5-30(3) or (4) for those practicing and insured and residing in another Canadian jurisdiction.  Lawyers claiming exemption must complete an exemption application form annually.

2020-21 Payment SchedulePaid in FullFirst Instalment Second InstalmentThird Instalment
Practising FeesApril 1April 1September 1
Insurance FeesJuly 2July 2November 2March 1

Non-practising Fees

There is an annual fee for non-practising status to receive Law Society publications and access to the member portal. This fee is not pro-rated and is non-refundable.

Annual Fee Notices

Fees are set annually by the Chief Executive Officer. All practicing and non-practising lawyers will receive an email 30 days prior to the due date advising of the amount. Personalized invoices are available through the member portal.

Pro-rated Fees

Fees are pro-rated for lawyers entering or resuming practice. Contact the Law Society for an individualized invoice.

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Late Payment Penalties & Suspension

Late payments are charged $10 per day until the fee is paid, to a maximum of $300.  This is permitted under Law Society Rule 2-87(1).  The Chief Executive Officer, in exceptional circumstances, may waive or reduce this penalty.  A member who fails to pay the required annual practising or insurance fee plus any penalty within 30 days of the due date is automatically suspended (Rule 2-88).

Refunds

Refunds for previously paid fees are permitted, subject to the following:

  • Refunds will be pro-rated on a monthly basis, calculated from the first of the month following receipt of the application to withdraw from practice.
  • Refunds will be payable to the party who paid the practising fee, unless the Society is advised otherwise.
  • A refund fee of $100 plus GST will be applied to all refunds.
  • A refund will not be permitted where the net refund is less than $200.
  • Refunds are not permitted if the member has been suspended or disbarred.

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Payment Methods

A variety of different payment methods are available as options for paying those fees outlined in the below Fee Schedule. For CPD programs and resources offered through the Education Centre please check your invoice or registration form for accepted forms of payment.

Receipts

Receipt of payment is available on the member portal for most fees. Please contact the Law Society if you have any questions.

Contact

Colleen Malone | Chief Financial Officer

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Fee Schedule – April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Administration fees

Fee

GST

PST

Total

Certificate of standing $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Instalment Payment Plan - Practising fee $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Instalment Payment Plan - Insurance fee $   75.00 $        3.75 $             - $    78.75
Late penalty $10/day late, maximum of $300
Refund $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Replacement/duplicate call certificate $      50.00 $        2.50 $             - $      52.50

Annual fees

Insurance levy $ 1,545.00 $      77.25 $      32.83 $ 1,655.08
Fast track ID card $      25.00 $        1.25 $             - $      26.25
Foreign legal consultant $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Law corporation renewal permit $    150.00 $        7.50 $             - $    157.50
Locker rental $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Non-practising $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Practising $ 2,675.00 $    133.75 $             - $ 2,808.75

Application fees

Articling Student $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Canadian legal advisor – Quebec $    500.00 $      25.00 $             - $    525.00
Commence active practise > 90 days from call $      50.00 $        2.50 $             - $      52.50
Exception from articling/CPLED $    350.00 $      17.50 $             - $    367.50
Foreign legal consultant $    500.00 $      25.00 $             - $    525.00
Law corporation set-up $    300.00 $      15.00 $             - $    315.00
Law student attending University $      20.00 $        1.00 $             - $      21.00
Limited liability partnership $50/partner + GST
Pardon $    500.00 $      25.00 $             - $    525.00
Reinstatement after admin suspension $    100.00 $        5.00 $             - $    105.00
Reinstatement after disbarment $ 1,000.00 $      50.00 $             - $ 1,050.00
Resumption of active practice
< 1 year out of practice $    150.00 $        7.50 $             - $    157.50
> 1 year out of practice $    300.00 $      15.00 $             - $    315.00
Transfer to Manitoba bar $    300.00 $      15.00 $             - $    315.00

Call to the Bar fee

 $    600.00 $      30.00 $             - $    630.00

Interjurisdictional practice permit

 Same cost as lawyer's home province

Reading material

 $    160.00 $        8.00 $             - $    168.00