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Identifying policies and procedures for accommodation of applicants

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

LAW Society of Upper Canada

LAW Society of Upper Canada

Description

These practices collectively ensure that policies and procedures are in place to accommodate candidates' special needs, that they are available to the public and that they are reviewed regularly.

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC):

  • reviews its licensing practices regularly to identify barriers that might affect candidates identified by the characteristics listed in the Ontario Human Rights Code

  • offers accommodation when a candidate says that a requirement or practice in the licensing process is a barrier

  • lists on its website the forms of help and accommodation available

  • provides information about how to request accommodation, in various places on the website

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Fairness
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 04, 2013