Media Room

Welcome to the Law Society of Upper Canada's media room.

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  
Manager, Media Relations & Communications           
 Alastair Harris-Cartwright   (416)947-3336



Recent News Releases

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 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