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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.


Sep 24, 2016   News Release: Charter class of Bora Laskin Faculty of Law among 282 new lawyers called to Bar 

The Law Society of Upper Canada called 282 new lawyers to the Ontario Bar today, including 36 from Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.


Sep 23, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the harassment and intimidation of Yessika Hoyos and members of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CAJAR) 

It has come to our attention that Yessika Hoyos and other members of CAJAR have faced increasing harassment and intimidation as a result of their human rights work.


Sep 22, 2016   News Release: Law Society releases report recommending strategies to end systemic racism in the legal professions 

The Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group todayreleased a report proposing 13 recommendations to address issues of systemic racism in the legal professions.


Aug 31, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the murder of lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi and the deadly attack on lawyers in Pakistan 
The Law Society is deeply saddened by the murder of Bilal Anwar Kasi and the deadly attack on lawyers in Pakistan.

Aug 31, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses its continued concern about the charges against lawyer N. Surendran in Malaysia. 

On June 24, 2016, the High Court of Kuala Lumpur found the Sedition Act  to be constitutional and that the sedition charges brought against N. Surendran still stand.


Aug 31, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani 

On June 30, 2016, human rights lawyer Willie Kimani was found dead, along with his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri.


Jul 21, 2016   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the mass arrests and suspensions of lawyers and judges in Turkey 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the mass arrests and suspensions of lawyers and judges in Turkey.

Jul 14, 2016   BridgePoint Indemnity Company issued Interim Cease and Desist Order by Financial Services Commission of Ontario 
On July 6, 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) issued an Interim Cease and Desist Order, under which it ordered BridgePoint Indemnity Company (Canada) Inc. (BridgePoint) to immediately cease and refrain from conducting insurance business in the province of Ontario

Jul 12, 2016   News Release: Indigenous Advisory Group Established at the Law Society 

An Indigenous Advisory Group (IAG) has been established with the Law Society to provide advice on Indigenous issues and guide the Law Society and the legal community towards a better understanding of how to address unique issues faced by Indigenous peoples in Ontario.


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