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Aug 15, 2018   Sixties Scoop Communications Bulletin 

If you represent or provide advice to Indigenous clients you should know about the Sixties Scoop Settlement.


Jun 28, 2018   News Release: Malcolm M. Mercer elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario 

true Toronto, ON — Malcolm M. Mercer has been elected to lead the Law Society of Ontario as its 67 th  Treasurer. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest. He succeeds former Treasurer Paul Schabas. “I am extreme


Jun 27, 2018   News Release: Extraordinary solicitor, Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Q.C., LSM, receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario 

true TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Q.C, LSM, at its Call to the Bar ceremony on June 27, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorat


Jun 26, 2018   News Release: Justice Mandamin receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario 

true TORONTO, ON  — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Leonard S. Mandamin, at its afternoon Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards


Jun 26, 2018   News Release: Justice Cronk receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario 

true TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Eleanore A. Cronk, at its morning Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honora


Jun 21, 2018   News Release: Internationally acclaimed scholar receives honorary LLD from Law Society 
Internationally acclaimed scholar receives honorary LLD from Law Society

Jun 15, 2018   News Release: Supreme Court Decision affirms Law Society of Ontario’s role in ensuring equal access to legal profession 
On June 15, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Law Society of Ontario’s  2014 decision to deny accreditation to Trinity Western University’s proposed law school — and affirmed the legal regulator’s role in preventing and removing discriminatory barriers to access to the legal profession.

Jun 8, 2018   Law Society of Ontario and Joseph Groia reach an agreement on costs 
The Law Society today reached an agreement with Joseph Groia on the amount of costs he will receive, as ordered in the June 1, 2018 Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada in Joseph Peter Paul Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada.

Jun 1, 2018   News Release: Law Society responds to Supreme Court Decision regarding Joe Groia 

true Toronto, ON — The Supreme Court of Canada today reaffirmed the important role of the Law Society of Ontario in regulating in-court conduct and the importance of both civility and resolute advocacy.  Although the Court allowed Mr. Groia’s appeal, the Court accepted the test for incivility and miscond


May 24, 2018   News Release: Law Society launches consultation on four options for future of lawyer licensing in Ontario 

true Toronto, ON — The Law Society of Ontario released a consultation paper on May 24, 2018, to launch the second phase of its comprehensive analysis  of the lawyer licensing process. Developed by the Professional Development and Competence Committee, the document outlines possible options for a long-term


May 24, 2018   News Release: Law Society approves recommendations to improve its regulatory and hearing processes affecting Indigenous Peoples 

true Toronto, ON — A series of strong recommendations designed to make the Law Society’s regulatory and hearing processes more culturally competent and culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples was approved today by Convocation. The recommendations were put forward in a report from the Review Panel, whi


May 24, 2018   News Release: Ten outstanding legal professionals honoured at 2018 awards ceremony 

true Toronto, ON — Members of Ontario's legal professions were recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held on May 23, 2018, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. “The Law Society is very proud and pleased to cel


May 23, 2018   News Release: Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People 

true Toronto — A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on May 22, 2018. The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous People was developed to provide a deeper understanding and a more meaningful inclusion of Indige


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.


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