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May 13, 2016   Nominations for Law Society Treasurer 
The election will take place at Convocation on June 23, 2016.

May 13, 2016   Update on proposed enhancements to the lawyer licensing process 

Proposed enhancements to the Lawyer Licensing Process were reported for information by the Law Society’s Professional Development and Competence Committee to April Convocation with the intent of soliciting input from the profession.


Apr 29, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the persecution of nine human rights lawyers in Turkey 
The following lawyers were taken into police custody: Ramazan Demir, İrfan Arasan, Ayşe Acinikli, Hüseyin Boğatekin, Şefik Çelik, Adem Çalışçı, Ayşe Başar (Gosterislioglu), Tamer Doğan and Mustafa Rüzgar.

Apr 29, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the murder of human rights lawyer Yuri Grabovski in Ukraine 

Yuri Grabovski’s murder is the second killing of a lawyer in Ukraine this month and the fourth since January 2015.


Apr 29, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of human rights lawyer Zhang Kai in China 

The Law Society of Upper Canada urges the government of China to comply with Articles 16 and 23 of the United Nations’ Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers


Apr 29, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of four lawyers in Malaysia 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of lawyers Karen Cheah Yee Lynn, Charles Hector, Francis Pereira, and Shanmugam Ramasamy in Malaysia.

Apr 29, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri in Thailand 
The Law Society presently writes to voice its deep concern as a result of reports that Sirikan Charoensiri has been the subject of judicial harassment.

Apr 29, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of lawyers Tigor Gempita Hutapea and Obed Sakti Andre Dominika in Indonesia 

The Law Society presently writes to voice its deep concerns that charges laid against Tigor Gempita Hutapea and Obed Sakti Andre Dominika appear to relate solely to their legitimate actions as lawyers and human rights defenders.


Apr 28, 2016   News Release: Law Society approves new Mental Health Strategy 
The Law Society’s governing body today approved a long-term mental health strategy that builds on the Law Society’s existing mental health initiatives and lays the groundwork to provide additional supports or programs that fall within the organization’s mandate.

Mar 31, 2016   Great Library closed April 9 & 10 

The Great Library will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2016.


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