December 2016

Dec 20, 2016Holiday Closures
Dec 19, 2016Paralegal Update - December 2016
Dec 19, 2016Law Society builds roster for new Coach and Advisor Network
Dec 12, 2016Law Society named GTA Top Employer for 11th consecutive year
Dec 12, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the sentencing of human rights lawyer Xia Lin in China
Dec 2, 2016Law Society’s governing body adopts strategies to end systemic racism in legal professions

November 2016

Nov 24, 2016Law Society announces 2016 Human Rights Award honorees
Nov 11, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over arrest of lawyer Jamshed Yorov in Tajikistan
Nov 11, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the harassment of lawyer Ramón Cadena Rámila
Nov 9, 2016Law Society’s 2017 budget addresses key priorities

October 2016

Oct 25, 2016Notice to the Profession: Electronic Funds Transfer Products for Real Estate Transactions
Oct 24, 2016Paralegal Update — October 2016
Oct 17, 2016Majority of Ontario Residents Believe the Justice System Is Unfair: New Poll by The Access Group on Access to Justice (TAG)
Oct 13, 2016Celebrate Ontario’s first Access to Justice Week

September 2016

Sep 26, 2016The Law Society responds to federal government on justice system consultations
Sep 24, 2016Charter class of Bora Laskin Faculty of Law among 282 new lawyers called to Bar
Sep 23, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the harassment and intimidation of Yessika Hoyos and members of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CAJAR)
Sep 22, 2016Law Society releases report recommending strategies to end systemic racism in the legal professions

August 2016

Aug 31, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the murder of lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi and the deadly attack on lawyers in Pakistan
Aug 31, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses its continued concern about the charges against lawyer N. Surendran in Malaysia.
Aug 31, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns over the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani

July 2016

Jul 21, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the mass arrests and suspensions of lawyers and judges in Turkey
Jul 14, 2016BridgePoint Indemnity Company issued Interim Cease and Desist Order by Financial Services Commission of Ontario
Jul 12, 2016Indigenous Advisory Group Established at the Law Society

June 2016

Jun 29, 2016Treasurer’s statement on Court of Appeal’s decision on TWU
Jun 24, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the murder of lawyer Jean Kisumbule Muteba in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jun 24, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of lawyer Juan Carlos Gutiérrez in Venezuela
Jun 24, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment and imminent expulsion of lawyer Taimoor Karimi in Bahrain
Jun 24, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of lawyer Negad El-Borai in Egypt
Jun 24, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of human rights lawyer Nabeel Adib Abdallah in Sudan
Jun 23, 2016Law Society launches Canada’s first Certified Specialist Program in Indigenous legal issues
Jun 23, 2016Paul B. Schabas elected Treasurer of the Law Society
Jun 22, 2016Two extraordinary advocates receive honorary LLDs
Jun 21, 2016Renowned humanitarian and former judge receive honorary LLDs
Jun 17, 2016Legal humanitarian receives honorary LLD
Jun 16, 2016Free legal resources in First Nation languages now available from Law Society
Jun 16, 2016Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General called to Ontario Bar

May 2016

May 30, 2016Statement in response to Government of Ontario Announcement – TRC recommendations
May 27, 2016Law Society presents 14 awards to outstanding lawyers and paralegals
May 27, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the maltreatment of lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy in Indonesia
May 27, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the house arrest of human rights lawyer Ni Yulan in China
May 26, 2016Law Society to move forward with proactive entity regulation
May 17, 2016Paralegal Update — May 2016
May 13, 2016Nominations for Law Society Treasurer
May 13, 2016Update on proposed enhancements to the lawyer licensing process

April 2016

Apr 29, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the persecution of nine human rights lawyers in Turkey
Apr 29, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the murder of human rights lawyer Yuri Grabovski in Ukraine
Apr 29, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of human rights lawyer Zhang Kai in China
Apr 29, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of four lawyers in Malaysia
Apr 29, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri in Thailand
Apr 29, 2016The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the harassment of lawyers Tigor Gempita Hutapea and Obed Sakti Andre Dominika in Indonesia
Apr 28, 2016Law Society approves new Mental Health Strategy

March 2016

Mar 31, 2016Great Library closed April 9 & 10
Mar 24, 2016Free Webinar: Mentally Healthy Workplaces in the Legal Sector
Mar 18, 2016Ontario seeking lawyers for Sexual Assault Survivors Referral List
Mar 11, 2016Annual Reports due on March 31
Mar 10, 2016Law Society Announces 2016 Award Recipients

February 2016

Feb 29, 2016Great Library closed March 5 & 6
Feb 25, 2016China: detention of human rights lawyer Wang Qiushi
Feb 25, 2016Honduras: human rights violations faced by lawyers and members of the judiciary
Feb 25, 2016China: conviction of human rights lawyer Shu Xiangxin
Feb 25, 2016Lesotho: harassment and intimidation of lawyers
Feb 23, 20162018 Annual Fee deadline
Feb 9, 2016New review seeks public feedback

January 2016

Jan 28, 2016Syria: abduction of human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh
Jan 28, 2016India: harassment against human rights lawyers Shalini Gera and Isha Khandelwal
Jan 28, 2016Vietnam: attack, arrest and arbitrary detention of human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai
Jan 28, 2016China: human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang convicted
Jan 28, 2016Vietnam: Attacks on Tran Thu Nam and Le Luan, human rights lawyers
Jan 28, 2016Syria: Human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq has disappeared
Jan 28, 2016Myanmar: human rights lawyer Khin Khin Kyaw persecuted
Jan 28, 2016Tajikistan: human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov detained