Media Room

Welcome to the Law Society of Upper Canada's media room.

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  stonkin@lsuc.on.ca  
Manager, Media Relations & Communications           
 Alastair Harris-Cartwright   (416)947-3336  aharris@lsuc.on.ca

 

 

Recent News Releases

Dec 8, 2017   News Release: Law Society named Greater Toronto Top Employer for 12th consecutive year 

For the 12th year in a row, the Law Society has been named as one of Greater Toronto’s 2018 Top Employers. 


Dec 1, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing body approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection 
The Law Society’s governing body today approved overwhelmingly a report with several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.

Dec 1, 2017   News Release: Law Society benchers approve action plan to improve access to justice for families via special licensing for paralegals and others 
The Law Society’s governing body today approved, in principle, an action plan to help improve access to justice for Ontario families.

Nov 10, 2017   News Release: Law Society publishes recommendations on contingency fees 
The Law Society today released a report on transforming the way contingency fees are managed in Ontario’s legal professions. 

Nov 3, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing body approves 2018 budget 

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Nov 3, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing board votes to change the regulator’s name to “Law Society of Ontario” 

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Oct 23, 2017   News Release: Justice System Needs to Modernize and Provide Tech-Based Solutions to Reach Millennials 
Second Annual Access to Justice Week aims to make legal system more open and accessible

Sep 28, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing board votes overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at next meeting 
To further its commitment to facilitating access to justice for Ontarians, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body (Convocation) today voted overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at its next meeting in November and to discontinue use of the words “Upper Canada.”

Sep 28, 2017   News Release: Justice LaForme receives honorary LLD at Call to Bar ceremony 
The Law Society of Upper Canada today presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Harry S. LaForme at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto.