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Dec 2, 2016   News Release: Law Society’s governing body adopts strategies to end systemic racism in legal professions 

The Law Society’s governing body approved the final report by the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group. It contains 13 robust recommendations designed to address issues of systemic racism in the legal professions.


Nov 24, 2016   News Release: Law Society announces 2016 Human Rights Award honorees 
Dr. Cindy Blackstock and Waleed Abu al-Khair recognized for their extensive contributions to human rights

Nov 11, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over arrest of lawyer Jamshed Yorov in Tajikistan 

Jamshed Yorov is known for representing Mahmadalli Hait, the deputy chairman of the banned opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.


Nov 11, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the harassment of lawyer Ramón Cadena Rámila 
Ramón Cadena Rámila is a well-known human rights lawyer and the International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ) regional director for Central America.

Nov 9, 2016   News Release: Law Society’s 2017 budget addresses key priorities 
Licensees who enroll in annual pre-authorized payment plan are eligible for discount of up to $50

Oct 25, 2016   Notice to the Profession: Electronic Funds Transfer Products for Real Estate Transactions 
The Law Society has been made aware of electronic funds transfer products for use by lawyers to disburse client funds in real estate transactions.

Oct 24, 2016   Paralegal Update — October 2016 

Paralegals' conduct rules amended, Call for Input, Paralegal Award Nominations, 2016 Paralegal Cup, CPD programs and more.


Oct 17, 2016   News Release: Majority of Ontario Residents Believe the Justice System Is Unfair: New Poll by The Access Group on Access to Justice (TAG) 

true Majority of Ontario Residents Believe the Justice System Is Unfair: New Poll by The Access Group on Access to Justice (TAG) 40 per cent believe they do not have equal and fair access to the justice system 62 per cent have little or no confidence that they can afford a lawyer or paralegal


Oct 13, 2016   News Release: Celebrate Ontario’s first Access to Justice Week 
Five exceptional events will mark Ontario’s inaugural Access to Justice Week (A2J), which will be held in Toronto from October 17-21, 2016.

Sep 26, 2016   The Law Society responds to federal government on justice system consultations 

The Law Society recently provided input to the federal government in response to consultations related to our justice system, on issues which intersect with the Law Society's responsibilities as a public interest regulator.


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