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top employers 2016 ENMessage from Human Resources
Working at the Law Society
Equity and Diversity   
Leadership Development
Continuous Learning 
Becoming a Lawyer or Paralegal


Applying to the Law Society

Message from Human Resources 

The Law Society is a dynamic, modern organization with a 200-year history of regulating the legal profession in the public interest.  

We take pride in working collaboratively to make the Law Society one of the top regulatory bodies in the world. From our progressive employment policies and high-levels of employee engagement to the impressive architecture and beautiful grounds of historic Osgoode Hall, there are many reasons to work at the Law Society. We hope you will consider a career with our organization.    

Working at the Law Society  

We believe in the importance of a thriving workplace that establishes the Law Society as an employer of choice, and ensures that we can provide high quality, professional service to the public, lawyers and paralegals, and other stakeholders.

Top Employer     

Between 2003 and 2005, The Law Society of Upper Canada was recognized as a Top Employer in Canada, and since then has consistently been named as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers in the revamped annual competition. Being publicly recognized as an industry leader is an important validation of our efforts to demonstrate best human resources practices.  

The Law Society: 

  • provides alternative work options, including flexible scheduling and telecommuting,
  • subsidizes the cost of tuition fees for employees taking courses and professional designation programs,
  • provides employees with the opportunity to save for retirement with additional contributions to a matching RSP plan,
  • provides a comprehensive charitable program that includes providing meals for Toronto’s homeless in our first-rate cafeteria, a casual Fridays program and fundraising events throughout the year.

Equity and Diversity  annual report group  

The Law Society encourages a work environment that promotes equity and diversity and prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment.

We are committed to making sure that our recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, and other personnel activities are fair and equitable. Ensuring we consider employees and prospective employees on the basis of individual merit and actively promoting equity for all individuals without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation, is not only just and right, it also makes good business sense.

Diversity helps the Law Society identify and capitalize on opportunities to improve its services, particularly those delivered to Francophones and Aboriginal Peoples, as well as members of "equity-seeking groups," improve the quality of decision-making at all levels, and improve our reputation as a responsible organization.

Leadership DevelopmentLeadership at Work

Strong, effective leadership is an important part of the Law Society’s culture. At the Law Society, leadership development is about enhancing the organization's performance and increasing professionalism. With this in mind, we provide managers with new tools to reinforce the strong leadership culture in our work environment.

Continuous Learning

The Law Society is committed to continuous learning to achieve its goal to be a leader in the regulatory field by providing a challenging work place, meaningful work and opportunities for training, education and development.

The Law Society is committed to fostering an environment of continuous learning to facilitate the development of employees who are competent, multi-skilled and able to adapt to change in an increasingly evolving work environment.

Becoming a Lawyer or Paralegal    

In Ontario, lawyers and licensed paralegals are regulated by The Law Society of Upper Canada. For information on becoming a lawyer or paralegal, please see Lawyer Licensing or Paralegal Licensing.