December 2017 Convocation

 
  


Convocation was webcast on December 1, 2017. View the archived webcast.

Convocation Update:

Family Legal Services Review Action Plan
The Law Society approved, in principle, an action plan to help improve access to justice for Ontario families. The plan includes establishing a special licence for paralegals and others with appropriate training, to offer some family law legal services. Full story >

Convocation approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection
Convocation approved several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees. Full story >

Law Society endorses paralegals as officers of the court
Convocation endorsed the proposition that licensed paralegals be recognized as officers of the court in every court of record in Ontario in which paralegals are authorized to provide legal services. Full story >

Statement of Principles
The Law Society has released a Guide to clarify Recommendation 3(1) in the report Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions. Read the Guide >

Other Decisions
Amendments to the Federation of Law Societies National Requirement
                        
Other News
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Agenda


Agenda

Public Transcript

Reports

Treasurer`s Remarks

Consent Agenda - Motion

  •  Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation - November 2, 2017
  •  Motions - Appointments  
  •  Executive Director's Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar

Access to Justice Committee Report

  • Family Legal Services Review Action Plan

Paralegal Standing Committee Report

  • Paralegals as Officers of the Court

Professional Regulation Committee Report

  • Report of the Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working Group - Proposed Contingency
    Fee Arrangements Reforms

 For Information

  • Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Professional Development and Competence Committee Report

  • Amendments to the Federation of Law Societies National Requirement

Federation of Law Societies of Canada Update

Notice of Motion (Roll-Call Vote)

Audit and Finance Committee Report

  • In Camera Item

 For Information

  • Law Society Financial Statements Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017
  • LibraryCo Inc. Financial Statements Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017
  • Investment Compliance Reporting
  • Other Committee Work

Treasurer's Report (in camera)

Report of the LL.D. Advisory Committee (in camera)

Reports for Information Only

Tribunal Committee Report

  • Tribunal 2017 Third Quarter Statistics

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

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

  • Update on Licensee Resources Respecting the Recommendations of the Challenges Faced by
    Racialized Licensees Working Group Report
  • Communications Received Relating to the Recommendations of the Challenges Faced by Racialized
    Licensees Working Group Report