June 2015 e-Bulletin Resources for Lawyers

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Technology Practice Tip Podcasts


The Law Society of Upper Canada has developed the Technology Practice Tips, a series of over 30 podcasts covering technology concepts as they relate to the practice of law and provision of legal services.  Presented in MP3 format, these podcasts offer lawyers and paralegals a convenient way to learn about the latest technology issues as well the best practices to protect themselves, their data, and their practices. To get up-to-date on the following topics, listen to the podcasts or read the transcripts by clicking on the links below: 

For more information about the podcast speakers or to check back in for new releases, visit the Technology Practice Tips webpage.

Law Society webcasting Convocation The Law Society will provide live online viewing of Convocation on June 25 as part of its commitment to continued transparency and accessibility. January, February, April and May Convocation meetings were also webcast and the archived versions are available for viewing from their respective pages on the Law Society’s website. These webcasts will help to determine the level of interest in Convocation and the value of providing an up-close look at Convocation and its consideration of policy issues. Check the June Convocation page a few days before Convocation for the link to the webcast.

2015 Law Society Award recipients The Law Society of Upper Canada has honoured 11 outstanding members of the legal profession at its annual award ceremony.  The The Law Society Medal, the Lincoln Alexander Award, the Laura Legge Award and the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award were presented at Osgoode Hall on May 27, 2015.

2014 Annual Reports The online Law Society of Upper Canada’s Annual Report details the Law Society’s performance for 2014 with interactive charts, financial statements and updates on its strategic initiatives. The Law Society Tribunal Annual Report provides an annual snapshot of the Tribunal’s operations and developments and an overview of the progress of the 2012 reforms implementation.

Celebrating Magna Carta – the foundation of the rule of law  Magna Carta. It’s difficult to grasp the full meaning and impact of this single sheet of parchment, crowded with 4,000 words in Latin, hand-written by a thirteenth-century monk. This ‘The Great Charter’—is coming to Canada from June to December to celebrate its 800th anniversary.  Accompanied by an original copy of the Charter of the Forest, Magna Carta can be seen first in Ottawa from June 12 to July 26. The exhibit will move to Winnipeg from August 15 to September 18, then to Toronto from October 4 to November 7 and finally to Edmonton from November 23 to December 29.  Read the Treasurer’s Blog.

Law Society CPD wins international awards for e-Courses  Law Society CPD has won two international awards for its popular e-Courses. The “Awards of Professional Excellence” come courtesy of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international network for professional member organizations. Law Society CPD placed first in the overall Technology category, and also placed first in the Programs category for the “Opening Your Practice” Simulation Game

Summer Tours  Tours of Osgoode Hall are available during the summer from Monday to Friday in July and August, starting at 1:15 p.m. each day, with the exception of August 3. Conducted by Law Society staff, the tours last one hour and provide a fascinating glimpse inside one of Toronto’s oldest buildings.

Important Dates

June 25 - Convocation

July 31 - LAWPRO 2015 Second Quarter Real Estate and Civil Litigation Levy Surcharge filings and applicable payments due.

September 15 - LAWPRO Risk Management Credit deadline: Complete the online declaration at www.lawpro.ca by this date to receive the Risk Management Credit on your 2016 insurance premium.

September 24 - Convocation


For more resources, visit the Manage Your Practice section under For Lawyers or phone 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 ext 3315. 


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