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

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.

Sep 27, 2017   News Release: Robert Lapper to step down as Law Society CEO 
Paul Schabas, Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), announced today that Robert Lapper has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer.

Aug 28, 2017   News Release: The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo