Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 19, 2017
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2017 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 16, 2017
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
The Canadian Dealmakers honour companies and individuals whose M&A transactions have significantly impacted their industry through innovation and growth; establishment of best practices; enhancement of customer needs and products; and creation of value
When: March 8, 2018
Event Detail: To learn more about the event click here
Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 22, 2017
Event Detail: To see this year's winners click here
No one would say it was a dull year. While 2016 might have brought external developments that few could have anticipated, the most interesting facets of the legal profession in 2017 were the discussions that took place internally.
Graduated licensing for drivers in Ontario started in 1994. At the time it was introduced, it was touted that the policy was going to save tens of millions of dollars in accident prevention and lives. The policy is very easy to understand and so intuitively and obviously correct that it really requires no justification.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has initiated discipline proceedings against a Brampton, Ont. lawyer for allegedly agreeing to pay a Florida-based company for referrals. LSUC investigators have claimed that lawyer John D’Alimonte has been involved in an arrangement in which he or his firm — the Merricks Law Group — agreed to pay a Florida-based medical and legal referral service called 1-800-Ask-Gary for referrals.
Toronto lawyer who advertised in a publication decried as racist, misogynistic and homophobic will face a regulatory meeting at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Over the past year, the practices of the personal injury profession, especially in the areas of billing, referral fees and advertising, have come under significantly more public and regulatory scrutiny.
The benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada are scheduled to vote this week on whether to approve proposed changes aimed at streamlining contingency fee retainer agreements and also increasing protection for consumers who enter into these contracts with lawyers.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has released a guide that it hopes will clarify its statement of principles requirement.
Any lawyer looking for debate is sure to find it with their peers. The amount of discussion set off over requiring lawyers to sign a statement of principles has been a heady surprise.
As the Law Society of Upper Canada’s statement of principles is set to face renewed scrutiny at Convocation and in the courts, organizations representing racialized lawyers are questioning why the issue has been reopened in the first place.
While the Law Society of Upper Canada has forged ahead with changing its name, some lawyers say they felt left out of the process. The regulator’s governing board of benchers voted to change its name to the Law Society of Ontario at its November meeting in order to move away from a moniker critics had said was outdated.