Thomas G. Conway is the Treasurer of the Law Society.
The Treasurer is the highest elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest. The Treasurer presides over Convocation, the Law Society’s governing board, chairing and setting the agenda for its meetings and establishing Convocation committees. The Treasurer is elected each year at the June meeting of Convocation. Treasurers generally serve two terms.
Treasurer Conway was acclaimed by Convocation to lead The Law Society of Upper Canada as its 64th Treasurer in June 2012. He was acclaimed for a second term in June 2013. (Read the full list of Treasurers of the Law Society of Upper Canada.)
Treasurer Conway was first elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. He has held several high-profile positions as bencher, including chair of the Professional Development and Competence Committee, co-chair of the Retention of Women in Private Practice Working Group, chair of the Articling Task Force, a member of the Priority Planning Committee, and a council member of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, representing the Law Society of Upper Canada.
He is currently vice president and president-elect of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. He has also been a board member of LibraryCo and a member of the Ontario Bar Association Council.
Treasurer Conway was voted one of the 'Top 25 Most Influential' in the justice system and legal profession, by Canadian Lawyer magazine in August 2013. Named in the 'Changemaker' category, he was noted for his leadership, engagement and influence.
Treasurer Conway is married with two children. He has served as a Cross Country Ski Coach for the Ontario Special Olympics. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ThomasGConway or read his blog at http://www.lawsocietygazette.ca/treasurers-blog