November 2017 Convocation


Convocation was webcast on November 2, 2017. View the archived webcast.

Convocation votes to change name to “Law Society of Ontario”
The vote follows a passionate discussion at September's Convocation where benchers requested further research into potential names and suggested testing them with Law Society licensees and the public. Full story

Convocation approves 2018 budget 
Convocation approved an increase of $267 to the annual fee that lawyers will pay to the Law Society in 2018. Paralegals will pay an additional $54. Full story

Access to Justice Week Engages Diverse Stakeholders
Last week marked the second annual Access to Justice Week. Organized by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) in partnership with 12 organizations this year's program explored access to justice as it relates to mental health, technology, public legal education and the importance of community driven initiatives.Full story

Additional news items
Human Rights Monitoring Group Interventions approved
Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company By-Law No. 22 approved
2018 Library Co Inc. Budget approved




Public Minutes

Public Transcript


Treasurer's Remarks

Consent Agenda - Motion

  •  Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation - September 28, 2017
  •  Motion 
    • Tribunal Hearing Division
    • LAWPRO By-Law 22
  •  Executive Director's Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar

Address by Paul-Matthieu Grondin, Bâtonnier, Barreau du Québec

Strategic Communications Steering Group Report

  • Renaming the Law Society of Upper Canada

Audit Finance Committee Report

For Information:

  • Performance of Portfolio Manager

Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee/Comité sur l'équité et les affaires autochtones Report

  • Human Rights Monitoring Group Request for Interventions

 For Information

  • Equity Legal Education and Rule of Law Series Calendar

Update on Work of the Governance Task Force 2016

Legal Information and Resource Network Update

In Camera Item

Reports for Information Only

Report from The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)