May 2005

Convocation approves recommendations to enhance Law Society tribunals process
Convocation passed a number of recommendations on May 26 that will enhance the Law Society?s tribunals process and procedures, making them more timely, transparent, consistent, and accessible.

Convocation established the task force in September 2004 to examine the Law Society?s tribunals process and procedures ? including an examination of the hearings, appeals, decision-making and decision release process.

?To ensure that self-regulation remains relevant and viable in Ontario,? the task force reported, ?the Law Society must be committed to regularly re-evaluating its approaches and monitoring changing norms for professions around the world.?

In keeping with this commitment, the task force reviewed various processes and models of other regulatory bodies and made recommendations to ensure the Law Society?s approach to hearings and decisions reflects its mandate to regulate the legal profession in the public interest.

View the Tribunals Task Force Report

 

Agenda

Reports

  • Professional Regulation Committee Report
    • Proposed Amendments to the Invitation to Attend Process
    • Proposed Amendments to the Process for Interlocutory Suspension and Restriction Orders (formerly interim suspension orders)
    • Proposed Summary hearing Process

      For information:
    • Professional Regulation Division Quarterly Report (First Quarter 2005)
  • LL.D. Advisory Committee Report (in camera)
  • Equity & Aboriginal Issues Committee/ Comite sur l'equite et les affaires autochtones Report
    • Appointment of Alternate Discrimination and Harassment Counsel (in camera)

      For information:
    • Guide to Developing a Law Firm Policy Regarding Accommodation Requirements - Update to Policy
    • Equity Public Education Events - 2005 Schedule

Motions