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Oct 30, 2014   News Release: MP and noted advocate to receive Law Society’s first Human Rights Award 
The Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Janet E. Minor today announced that The Honourable Irwin Cotler, PC, OC, MP, will receive The Law Society of Upper Canada’s inaugural Human Rights Award at a special event on February 12, 2015.

Oct 30, 2014   News Release: Law Society launches consultation paper to address challenges faced by racialized licensees 
As part of its ongoing efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusiveness in Ontario’s legal profession, The Law Society of Upper Canada today released a consultation paper, Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees, for input from the professions and the public. The deadline for written submissions is March 1, 2015.

Oct 7, 2014   News Release: Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for September 2014 
The Law Society Tribunal recently heard the following matters. The Tribunal, which is an independent administrative tribunal within the Law Society, is responsible for processing, hearing and deciding these cases.

Oct 6, 2014   News Release: Law Society and the French Language Services Commissioner sign French Language Services protocol 
The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner are pleased to announce the establishment of a protocol to address complaints received about the Law Society’s French language services.

Sep 25, 2014   News Release: Law Society aims to create dialogue with ABS discussion paper 

The Law Society of Upper Canada released Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario: A Discussion Paper on September 24, 2014, to seek input from lawyers, paralegals, stakeholders and the public about Alternative Business Structures (ABS).


Sep 25, 2014   Paralegal Update: September 2014 
Rule and conduct guidelines amendments effective Oct. 1, self-paced e-Courses and more.

Sep 16, 2014   News Release: Women's rights advocate Kim Pate to receive honorary degree 

Sep 11, 2014   News Release: Law Society Proceedings for August 2014 
The Law Society Tribunal recently heard the following matters. The Tribunal, which is an independent administrative tribunal within the Law Society, is responsible for processing, hearing and deciding these cases.

Aug 8, 2014   News Release: The Law Society condemns assassination of Libyan lawyer 
The Law Society of Upper Canada condemns the assassination of Salwa Bugaighis, prominent Libyan lawyer and human rights activist.

Aug 7, 2014   Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for July 2014 
The Law Society Tribunal recently heard the following matters. The Tribunal, which is an independent administrative tribunal within the Law Society, is responsible for processing, hearing and deciding these cases.

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