Mar 24, 2017   Clarification: Tribunal Decision re: Ronald Ori Davidovic 

Recent media reports, since corrected, inaccurately reported on a decision by the Tribunal regarding licensing applicant Ronald Ori Davidovic. 


Mar 24, 2017   News Release: Law Society to launch province-wide Dialogue on Licensing this spring 

true Toronto - March 23, 2017 - The Law Society of Upper Canada is launching the province-wide Dialogue on Licensing this spring as part of its comprehensive analysis of the lawyer licensing process. Set to begin in April, the dialogue will include a series of facilitated in-person and webcast group discuss


Mar 20, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the suicide bomb attack against judges in Pakistan 

Reports indicate that on February 15, 2017, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a van carrying four judges in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing the driver of the van and injuring the judges.


Mar 15, 2017   News Release: Law Society reappoints Tribunal Chair David A. Wright for four-year term 

David A. Wright has been reappointed as Chair of the Law Society Tribunal for a four-year term, commencing September 2017.


Mar 15, 2017   Notice to the Professions: Advertising Rules and Referral Fees 

The lawyer and paralegal conduct rules were amended by Convocation in February to directly address certain false and misleading advertising practices. The Law Society also plans to set a cap and establish new requirements for the fees a lawyer or paralegal may charge for referring a client to another licensee.


Mar 13, 2017   News Release: Law Society announces 2017 award recipients 

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 24, 2017, at Osgoode Hall.


Mar 6, 2017   News Release: Improving Access to Justice for Families 

Ontario is helping families by making it easier for them to navigate family courts and access the legal assistance they need.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Felix Agbor Balla in Cameroon 

Felix Agbor Balla is a human rights lawyer with a long history of international and domestic human rights work, including service with both the United Nations and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He is the president of the recently banned Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (“CACSC”), an organization which works to promote anglophone rights in primarily French-speaking Cameroon.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about lawyers in Burundi 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about the disbarment of lawyers Vital Nshimirimana, Armel Niyongere, Dieudonné Bashirahishize and the suspension of lawyer Lambert Nigarura in Burundi.

Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Simon Lilan in Kenya 

It has come to the Law Society’s attention that Kenyan lawyer Simon Lilan received death threats and experienced other forms of harassment as a result of his advocacy on behalf of the late Kenyan politician Mark Too.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Noemi Mendez in the Dominican Republic 

Noemi Mendez is a prominent human rights lawyer known for her advocacy on behalf of migrant workers and Dominicans of Haitian descent. She has represented several individuals affected by the September 2013 judgment of the Constitutional Court which arbitrarily and retroactively deprived generations of people born and raised in the Dominican Republic of their Dominican nationality.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar 
The Law Society recently learned that on January 29, 2017, U Ko Ni was shot at close range in the head by a gunman as he was preparing to leave Yangon International Airport. He had just returned from a government-organized visit to Indonesia where he and approximately 20 other Burmese government officials and civic leaders discussed democracy and conflict resolution.

Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the murder of lawyer Arlan Castañeda in the Philippines 

Police believe that the shooting may have been related to Arlan Castañeda’s legal work, as he had been handling controversial land dispute cases at the time of his death.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem in Bangladesh 
Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem is a Bangladeshi human rights lawyer and a member of the Bar Council of England and Wales. He defended his father, Mir Quasem Ali, the leader of the opposition party Jamaat-e-Islami, against accusations of war crimes.

Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about the travel ban against Malek Adly in Egypt 
Malek Adly is a prominent human rights lawyer and director of Lawyers Network at the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (“ECESR”). The ECESR seeks to promote and mobilize social movements to spread awareness for human rights.

Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses deep concern about the licence suspension of lawyer Li Jinxing in China 

Li Jinxing is a prominent human rights lawyer who is well known for his advocacy for civil liberties. He is also a founder of the Innocence Project of China, a collective of lawyers which has successfully fought to overturn several wrongful convictions in China in recent years.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the detention of lawyer Jiang Tianyong in China 

Jiang Tianyong is a Chinese human rights activist and former lawyer who is well known for his advocacy on behalf of Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan protesters, and fellow human rights lawyers.


Feb 24, 2017   The 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 

Seher Acay, Fevzi Adsiz, Ziya Baği and Mahmut Bingöl are all human rights lawyers and members of the Human Rights Association (“IHD”), a Turkish human rights non-governmental organization. They are also members of the Mesopotamia Lawyers Association (“MHD”), which was shut down pursuant to an emergency decree by the Turkish government on November 24, 2016.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Eric Iga Iga in Gabon 

Eric Iga Iga is one of two lawyers who represented opposition leader Jean Ping before the Constitutional Court in September 2016 when Mr. Ping sought to challenge the re-election of President Ali Bongo Ondimba.


Feb 24, 2017   The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the detention of Dr. İştar Gözaydın in Turkey 

Dr. İştar Gözaydın is a professor of law and politics and founder of the human rights NGO the Helsinki Citizens Assembly. She is known for her positions against capital punishment and mob violence in Turkey.


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