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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 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 3, 2015   News Release: Public statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission executive summary 
The Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes the profound importance of the work conducted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over the past six years, as Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson traveled the country to hear testimony from thousands of residential school survivors.

May 27, 2015   News Release: Law Society continues dialogue with Six Nations of the Grand River 
Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor and Bencher Julian Falconer today met with Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Chief G. Ava Hill, members of the Six Nations Justice Committee and councillors from the Six Nations Elected Council to discuss their perspectives on access to justice.

May 14, 2015   News Release: Law Society AGM votes against articling motion 
Licensees attending the Law Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Osgoode Hall, May 13, soundly defeated a proposed motion seeking to place qualified law students in articling positions by random selection.

May 7, 2015   News Release: Mental Health in the legal professions - break down stigma 

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May 1, 2015   News Release: Ontario lawyers elect new governing body for four-year term 

The Law Society of Upper Canada has a new governing board for the 2015–19 bencher term, following the election of 40 lawyer benchers from a list of 95 candidates.


Apr 23, 2015   News Release: Interim report on challenges faced by racialized licensees 

The Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group released its interim report to Convocation today, providing an overview of the input gathered from more than 1,000 racialized and non-racialized licensees, legal organizations and members of the public during its consultation process last fall and winter.
 
  
 


Apr 2, 2015   News Release: Law Society discusses Anishinabek perspectives on access to justice 
For the first time in the 218-year history of the Law Society, representatives of the organization, led by Treasurer Janet E. Minor and Bencher Susan Hare, met with Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee and other First Nation leaders on Anishinabek Nation territory to discuss First Nation perspectives on access to justice.

Mar 9, 2015   News Release: Best of legal professions to be recognized with Law Society awards 
The Law Society of Upper Canada will honour 11 outstanding members of the legal profession at its annual award ceremony on May 27, 2015.

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