Referral fee cap set, transparency measures approved
Convocation approved a cap for referral fees based on a percentage of the legal fee: 15% for the first $50,000 of legal fees and 5% of all legal fees thereafter, to an absolute cap of $25,000. Related measures to increase the transparency of referral fee arrangements were also approved. Full story. Full report. French version of rule amendments.
Paralegal conduct rules amended
Convocation amended the paralegal rules regarding conflicts of interest Full story. Paralegal Standing Committee report. . French version of rule amendments.
May 1 marks 10 years of paralegal regulation
Ten years ago, on May 1, 2007, the Law Society began regulating paralegals when enabling amendments to the Law Society Act came in to force. Full story.
2017 Honorary LLD recipients announced
Six distinguished individuals will be receiving the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at this year's Call to the Bar ceremonies. The recipients are:
- The Honourable Mary Jo Nolan
- Thomas G. Conway
- The Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré
- Sheila Watt-Cloutier
- Dr. John Borrows
- The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario
Human Rights Monitoring Group Interventions approved
Audited Financial Statements approved
Treasurer's Report approved
Professional Regulation and Paralegal Standing Committee reports
The decision items in the Professional Regulation and Paralegal Standing Committee reports regarding amendments to the rules of conduct re: communicating with witnesses were deferred.