Convocation was webcast on January 25, 2018. View the archived webcast.
Convocation approves plan to move forward on Law Society's involvement in Ontario's legal aid system
As part of its commitment to access to justice and support of legal aid in Ontario, Convocation approved a report from the Law Society's Legal Aid Working Group outlining ways to re-engage with and complement the work of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and other organizations.Full story.Full report.
Additional recommendations re: Contingency Fee regulation approved
Additional recommendations on the regulation of contingency fees expand on the Law Society's plan, approved in principle, at December Convocation.Full story.Full report.
By-Law 7.1 and rules amended re: electronic registration of title documents
Amendments to Rules 6.1-5 and 6.1-6 and By-Law 7.1 reflect recent changes to the Teraview system. Full story. Full report
Law Society bids farewell to Sandra Nishikawa and welcomes Heather Zordel as new bencher
The Law Society is pleased to welcome Heather Zordel as the Law Society's newest bencher. Heather was elected as a result of the appointment of Toronto bencher Sandra Nishikawa as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Full story. Motion.
Additional news items
Human Rights Monitoring Group Interventions approved