LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO CANCELS UPCOMING BAR EXAMS

Mar 06, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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The Law Society of Ontario has cancelled licensing exams scheduled for the next two weeks because test materials may have been leaked ahead of time.

A Saturday news release says online barrister and solicitor examinations scheduled to be written from March 8th to 11th and March 22nd to 25th have been cancelled, affecting approximately 1,100 candidates.

The law society says it has information indicating some people may have accessed exam content and evidence suggests “potential involvement of third parties” in the leak.

The law society says exams will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

A probe by external investigators into the matter will also review candidates who recently wrote exams.

The law society says it has informed some candidates who would have been eligible for licensure that they won’t be eligible to be called to the bar while assessments of their exams are pending.

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