Hold the re-scheduled Law Soc. of Ontario SOL exams for June 2020 ONLINE

Hold the re-scheduled Law Soc. of Ontario SOL exams for June 2020 ONLINE

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Harleen Kaur Hundal started this petition to Law Society of Ontario

In March 2020, LSO Licensing Candidates who paid to sit the Ontario Barrister (BAR) exam were able to sit the exam. During the same month, all of the candidates who paid to sit the Ontario Solicitor (SOL) exam were informed that the exam would be cancelled, and re-scheduled for June 2020 due to COVID-19. 

The Solicitor exam is the second exam required to become a fully licensed lawyer in the Law Society of Ontario's jurisdiction.*

The Law Society of Ontario has now informed candidates that the June 2020 Barrister and Solicitor exams have both been cancelled, once again due to COVID-19. The miscarriage of justice lies wherein they have failed to indicate any alternative for candidates. Why would an online exam be fair? The exam itself is open-book in any event, and can be timed. The statistics for those who will pass/fail will likely remain consistent with the values present following the in-person sittings. 

Why should this apply to the March 2020 Solicitor sittings first and foremost? We are the candidates that have already paid, already prepared, and have now been let down TWICE. Ensuring social distancing due to the pandemic is fair, failing to come up with just alternatives is NOT. 

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