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

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.

Apr 2, 2015   News Release: Law Society discusses Anishinabek perspectives on access to justice 
For the first time in the 218-year history of the Law Society, representatives of the organization, led by Treasurer Janet E. Minor and Bencher Susan Hare, met with Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee and other First Nation leaders on Anishinabek Nation territory to discuss First Nation perspectives on access to justice.

Mar 9, 2015   News Release: Best of legal professions to be recognized with Law Society awards 
The Law Society of Upper Canada will honour 11 outstanding members of the legal profession at its annual award ceremony on May 27, 2015.

Feb 27, 2015   News Release: The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses concern about the arrest and sentence of human rights lawyer Shukhrat Kudratov in Tajikistan 

 The Law Society of Upper Canada is deeply concerned about the arrest and sentence of human rights lawyer Shukhrat Kudratov in Tajikistan.

Feb 13, 2015   News Release: The Honourable Irwin Cotler receives Law Society of Upper Canada’s first Human Rights Award 
The Law Society of Upper Canada presented its inaugural Human Rights Award to The Honourable Irwin Cotler, PC, OC, MP, at a ceremony in Toronto on February 12, 2015.

Jan 30, 2015   News Release: Study offers new insights to career paths in private practice of law 
Results of a study commissioned by the Law Society show that most new lawyers who begin their careers in private practice no longer follow the traditional career path that leads to partnership within a single law firm.