December 2017

Dec 21, 2017Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal prof(1)
Dec 8, 2017Law Society named Greater Toronto Top Employer for 12th consecutive year
Dec 1, 2017Law Society’s governing body approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection
Dec 1, 2017Law Society benchers approve action plan to improve access to justice for families via special licensing for paralegals and others

November 2017

Nov 10, 2017Law Society publishes recommendations on contingency fees
Nov 3, 2017Law Society’s governing body approves 2018 budget
Nov 3, 2017Law Society’s governing board votes to change the regulator’s name to “Law Society of Ontario”

October 2017

Oct 23, 2017Justice System Needs to Modernize and Provide Tech-Based Solutions to Reach Millennials
Oct 2, 2017Legal Information and Resource Network Update from Shareholders of LibraryCo

September 2017

Sep 28, 2017Law Society’s governing board votes overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at next meeting
Sep 28, 2017Justice LaForme receives honorary LLD at Call to Bar ceremony
Sep 27, 2017Robert Lapper to step down as Law Society CEO
Sep 15, 2017Notice of Application to Pass Accounts: Unclaimed Trust Fund

August 2017

Aug 28, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Aug 2, 2017Public Statement:The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyers Günal Kurşun, Nalan Erkem, trainee lawyer Şeyhmuz Özbekli and others
Aug 2, 2017Public Statement: The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the treatment of Attorney General Luisa Ortega Dìaz in Venezuela

July 2017

Jul 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada express grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional lawyers
Jul 6, 2017Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against legal profession
Jul 5, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the travel ban against lawyer Fayzinisso Vohidova in Tajikistan
Jul 5, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in Nepal
Jul 5, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment and intimidation of lawyer Michel Togué in Cameroon
Jul 5, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the conviction and pending charges against lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov in Tajikistan
Jul 5, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Muazzamakhon Kadirova (Muazzama Qodirova) in Tajikistan

June 2017

Jun 28, 2017Panel appointed to immediately review how Law Society regulatory and hearing processes affect Indigenous Peoples
Jun 27, 2017Chief Justice of Ontario and internationally acclaimed scholar receive honorary LLDs from Law Society
Jun 23, 2017Former Law Society Treasurer Thomas G. Conway honoured with LLD for exceptional advocacy and leadership
Jun 20, 2017The Honourable Mary Jo McLaughlin Nolan receives honorary LLD for her extraordinary mentorship and advocacy for the marginalized

May 2017

May 31, 2017Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the profession
May 29, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Prawet Prapanukul in Thailand
May 29, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the conviction of lawyer Li Heping in China
May 29, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the trial of lawyer Xie Yang and the detention of lawyer Chen Jiangang in China
May 25, 2017Law Society presents 2017 awards
May 23, 2017Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada express grave concern about the threat of disbarment against lawyers in Lahore, Pakistan
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the intimidation of lawyer Pedro Rafael Maldonado Flores in Guatemala
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima in the Philippines
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Robert Sann Aung in Myanmar
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the conviction of lawyer Mohamed Ramadan in Egypt
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the conviction of lawyer Muharrem Erbey in Turkey
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the charges against law professor Benny Tai in China (Hong Kong)
May 19, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of Justice Paul Ayah Abine in Cameroon
May 15, 2017Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding 12 human rights violations against members of legal profession
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murders of lawyers Tetyana Popova and Valeriy Rybalchenko in Ukraine
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Oliver Holland in Zambia
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the dismissal of 227 judges and prosecutors in Turkey
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the detention of lawyer Tasneem Ahmed Taha El Zaki in Sudan
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and administrative conviction of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov in Crimea
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer Mia Mascariñas-Green in the Philippines
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer Muhammad Jan Gigyani in Pakistan
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest, conviction and detention of lawyer Talgat Ayanov in Kazakhstan
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer Jhon Fredy Concha Valbuena and the attempted murder of lawyer Jorge Enrique Belalcázar Gutierrez in Colombia
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the maltreatment of lawyer Li Chunfu in China
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the administrative convictions of lawyers Leonid Sudalenko and Anatoly Poplavnyi in Belarus
May 10, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the administrative conviction of lawyer Oleg Volchek in Belarus

April 2017

Apr 27, 2017Law Society moves decisively to protect public by capping referral fees
Apr 25, 2017Law Society concludes case regarding Kenora lawyer who represented Residential School Survivors
Apr 10, 2017Notice to the Profession: Security Enhancements at the Courts

March 2017

Mar 24, 2017Clarification: Tribunal Decision re: Ronald Ori Davidovic
Mar 24, 2017Law Society to launch province-wide Dialogue on Licensing this spring
Mar 20, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the suicide bomb attack against judges in Pakistan
Mar 15, 2017Law Society reappoints Tribunal Chair David A. Wright for four-year term
Mar 15, 2017Notice to the Professions: Advertising Rules and Referral Fees
Mar 13, 2017Law Society announces 2017 award recipients
Mar 6, 2017Improving Access to Justice for Families

February 2017

Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Felix Agbor Balla in Cameroon
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about lawyers in Burundi
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Simon Lilan in Kenya
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Noemi Mendez in the Dominican Republic
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer Arlan Castañeda in the Philippines
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem in Bangladesh
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about the travel ban against Malek Adly in Egypt
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about the licence suspension of lawyer Li Jinxing in China
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the detention of lawyer Jiang Tianyong in China
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrests and detentions of lawyers Seher Acay, Fevzi Adsiz, Ziya Baği and Mahmut Bingöl in Turkey
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Eric Iga Iga in Gabon
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the detention of Dr. İştar Gözaydın in Turkey
Feb 24, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the ongoing harassment of lawyer Bakhrom Khamroev in Russia
Feb 23, 2017Two exceptional human rights defenders honoured by Law Society
Feb 23, 2017Law Society limits referral fees and strengthens advertising rules in the public interest
Feb 17, 2017Statement to the CBC’s The Fifth Estate regarding the episode of February 17, 2017

January 2017

Jan 30, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the convictions of lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov in Tajikistan
Jan 30, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest of lawyer Levent Piskin in Turkey
Jan 30, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Elchin Sadigov in Azerbaijan
Jan 30, 2017The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Electra Koutra in Greece
Jan 27, 2017Distinguished leader of legal profession receives honorary LLD
Jan 18, 2017Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province