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Aug 10, 2015   News Release: Law Society wins two international awards for CPD 
The Law Society was recognized by the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), receiving two awards for its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.

Jul 8, 2015   Law Society closed July 10 

Due to the anticipated disruption of regular activity in the downtown core on the day of the Opening Ceremony for the Pan Am Games, the Law Society will be closed on Friday, July 10, 2015.


Jul 5, 2015   News Release: Mental health session builds awareness and breaks down stigma 

Growing awareness of mental health issues led more than 1,200 lawyers and paralegals throughout Ontario to tune into a Law Society presentation on May 6, held as part of Mental Health Week activities. 


Jul 2, 2015   Treasurer’s statement on Court’s dismissal of TWU’s application for judicial review 
The Divisional Court dismissed the application of Trinity Western University (TWU) for a judicial review of the Law Society’s decision to deny accreditation of TWU’s proposed law school.

Jun 26, 2015   News Release: Jean Teillet honorary Doctor of Laws 
Jean Teillet, IPC, a member of the Métis Nation and the great-grandniece of Louis Riel, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) by The Law Society of Upper Canada this morning at Roy Thomson Hall.

Jun 26, 2015   News Release: Honorary LLD for ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart 

In the final Call to the Bar ceremony this month, James K. Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, was awarded an honorary LLD from The Law Society of Upper Canada at Roy Thomson Hall.


Jun 25, 2015   News Release: Treasurer acclaimed; creates task forces to focus on key issues 
Janet E. Minor was acclaimed on June 25 as Treasurer of The Law Society of Upper Canada for a second term. Over the next 12 months, she plans to focus on key initiatives that further enhance the organization’s regulation of lawyers and paralegals in the public interest.

Jun 24, 2015   News Release: Sheila Block given honorary Doctor of Laws 
The degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa (LLD) was conferred upon Sheila Block at today’s Call to the Bar ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall.

Jun 23, 2015   News Release: Honorary LLD for Julian Porter, QC 
An honorary Doctor of Laws degrees (LLD) was conferred upon Julian Porter, QC, today by The Law Society of Upper Canada. A defender of Canada’s leading writers, publishers and magazines, Porter received the honour at the Call to the Bar ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall.

Jun 22, 2015   News Release: Law Society honours Canada’s longest-serving Speaker 

The Law Society of Upper Canada today presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Peter A. S. Milliken, PC, OC, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.


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