Media Room

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

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  
Communications Advisor  Denise McCourtie   (416)947-3362



Recent News Releases

Jul 5, 2015   News Release: Mental Health - build awareness and break down stigma 

true Mental Health Release

Jun 25, 2015   News Release: Treasurer acclaimed; creates task forces to focus on key issues 
Janet E. Minor was acclaimed on June 25 as Treasurer of The Law Society of Upper Canada for a second term. Over the next 12 months, she plans to focus on key initiatives that further enhance the organization’s regulation of lawyers and paralegals in the public interest.

Jun 3, 2015   News Release: Public statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission executive summary 
The Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes the profound importance of the work conducted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over the past six years, as Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson traveled the country to hear testimony from thousands of residential school survivors.

May 27, 2015   News Release: Law Society continues dialogue with Six Nations of the Grand River 
Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor and Bencher Julian Falconer today met with Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Chief G. Ava Hill, members of the Six Nations Justice Committee and councillors from the Six Nations Elected Council to discuss their perspectives on access to justice.

May 14, 2015   News Release: Law Society AGM votes against articling motion 
Licensees attending the Law Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Osgoode Hall, May 13, soundly defeated a proposed motion seeking to place qualified law students in articling positions by random selection.

May 7, 2015   News Release: Mental Health in the legal professions - break down stigma 

true Santé mentale - communiqué

May 1, 2015   News Release: Ontario lawyers elect new governing body for four-year term 

The Law Society of Upper Canada has a new governing board for the 2015–19 bencher term, following the election of 40 lawyer benchers from a list of 95 candidates.

Apr 23, 2015   News Release: Interim report on challenges faced by racialized licensees 

The Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group released its interim report to Convocation today, providing an overview of the input gathered from more than 1,000 racialized and non-racialized licensees, legal organizations and members of the public during its consultation process last fall and winter.