Media Room

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

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  stonkin@lsuc.on.ca  
Communications Advisor  Denise McCourtie   (416)947-3362  dmccourt@lsuc.on.ca

 

 

Recent News Releases

Sep 2, 2015   News Release: Treasurer’s statement on the report of the French Language Services Bench and Bar Response Steering Committee 
I commend the French Language Services Bench and Bar Response Steering Committee for the important review of services and recommendations in their response to the 2012 Access to Justice in French report submitted to the Attorney General today.

Aug 10, 2015   News Release: Law Society wins two international awards for CPD 
The Law Society was recognized by the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), receiving two awards for its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.

Jul 5, 2015   News Release: Mental health session builds awareness and breaks down stigma 

Growing awareness of mental health issues led more than 1,200 lawyers and paralegals throughout Ontario to tune into a Law Society presentation on May 6, held as part of Mental Health Week activities. 


Jun 26, 2015   News Release: Jean Teillet honorary Doctor of Laws 
Jean Teillet, IPC, a member of the Métis Nation and the great-grandniece of Louis Riel, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) by The Law Society of Upper Canada this morning at Roy Thomson Hall.

Jun 26, 2015   News Release: Honorary LLD for ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart 

In the final Call to the Bar ceremony this month, James K. Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, was awarded an honorary LLD from The Law Society of Upper Canada at Roy Thomson Hall.


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 24, 2015   News Release: Sheila Block given honorary Doctor of Laws 
The degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa (LLD) was conferred upon Sheila Block at today’s Call to the Bar ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall.

Jun 23, 2015   News Release: Honorary LLD for Julian Porter, QC 
An honorary Doctor of Laws degrees (LLD) was conferred upon Julian Porter, QC, today by The Law Society of Upper Canada. A defender of Canada’s leading writers, publishers and magazines, Porter received the honour at the Call to the Bar ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall.