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May 11, 2018   News Release: Candidates for the next Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario confirmed 

true At the close of nominations on May 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the following benchers (in alphabetical order) have been nominated for the office of Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario for the term commencing June 28, 2018: Ross Earnshaw, nominated by Susan Richer and Andrew Spurgeon Jacquel


May 8, 2018   News Release: Amendments to legislation make Law Society of Ontario name change official 

true Toronto, ON — Amendments to the Law Society Act  received royal assent today, making the “Law Society of Ontario” the official name for the province’s legal regulator. The amendments were contained in the provincial government’s budget legislation, Bill 31, Plan for Care and Opportunity Act . The


Apr 25, 2018   Notice to the Profession Amendments to Family Law Rules (O. Reg. 114/99) 

false On April 23, 2018 , rule changes will come into effect to support the Ministry of the Attorney General’s e-filing service for joint divorce applications. On April 30, 2018 , multiple rule and form changes to support the new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 14


Mar 12, 2018   News Release: Law Society announces 2018 award recipients 
Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 23, 2018, at Osgoode Hall.

Mar 8, 2018   News Release: Law Society of Ontario appoints Diana Miles as CEO 
Convocation, the Law Society's governing body, approved Ms. Miles' appointment this morning at a special meeting.

Mar 1, 2018   News Release: Law Society appoints Marilyn Marshall as new Complaints Resolution Commissioner 

The Law Society of Ontario has appointed Marilyn Marshall as its new Complaints Resolution Commissioner. Ms. Marshall will serve a two-year term, beginning on April 1, 2018.  


Dec 21, 2017   News Release: Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal prof(1) 

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able to exercise their legitimate duties without fear for their lives, for their liberty or for their security.


Dec 8, 2017   News Release: Law Society named Greater Toronto Top Employer for 12th consecutive year 

For the 12th year in a row, the Law Society has been named as one of Greater Toronto’s 2018 Top Employers. 


Dec 1, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing body approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection 
The Law Society’s governing body today approved overwhelmingly a report with several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.

Dec 1, 2017   News Release: Law Society benchers approve action plan to improve access to justice for families via special licensing for paralegals and others 
The Law Society’s governing body today approved, in principle, an action plan to help improve access to justice for Ontario families.

Nov 10, 2017   News Release: Law Society publishes recommendations on contingency fees 
The Law Society today released a report on transforming the way contingency fees are managed in Ontario’s legal professions. 

Nov 3, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing body approves 2018 budget 

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Nov 3, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing board votes to change the regulator’s name to “Law Society of Ontario” 

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Oct 23, 2017   News Release: Justice System Needs to Modernize and Provide Tech-Based Solutions to Reach Millennials 
Second Annual Access to Justice Week aims to make legal system more open and accessible

Oct 2, 2017   Legal Information and Resource Network Update from Shareholders of LibraryCo 
The Shareholders of LibraryCo have engaged in a dialogue to consider how to effectively evolve the provision of legal information and library services for members of the Law Society.

Sep 28, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing board votes overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at next meeting 
To further its commitment to facilitating access to justice for Ontarians, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body (Convocation) today voted overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at its next meeting in November and to discontinue use of the words “Upper Canada.”

Sep 28, 2017   News Release: Justice LaForme receives honorary LLD at Call to Bar ceremony 
The Law Society of Upper Canada today presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Harry S. LaForme at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto.

Sep 27, 2017   News Release: Robert Lapper to step down as Law Society CEO 
Paul Schabas, Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), announced today that Robert Lapper has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer.

Sep 15, 2017   Notice of Application to Pass Accounts: Unclaimed Trust Fund 

This application to pass accounts will be heard on Thursday, the 14th day of December, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at 330 University Avenue, 8th Floor, Toronto, Ontario.


Aug 28, 2017   News Release: The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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