law societies


  • $4.6 million sought in negligence lawsuit

    $4.6 million sought in negligence lawsuit

    Sep 11, 2017

    A lawyer who is already under investigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada for a $3-million deficiency in his trust account is now facing allegations of negligence over how he represented a former client in loan transactions.

  • Life benchers concerned over shrinking role

    Life benchers concerned over shrinking role

    Sep 5, 2017

    Life benchers are decrying their diminished role in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing committees. At a special Convocation meeting in August, some life benchers took the opportunity to express concerns they had over their exclusion from many committees.

  • A crisis of values over articling

    Sep 5, 2017

    Talk of the articling crisis has become white noise. Unfortunately, we have now internalized it: It has become a crisis of values within the profession.

  • Could Jordan principles be applied to LSUC proceedings?

    Could Jordan principles be applied to LSUC proceedings?

    Aug 28, 2017

    In the wake of last year’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Jordan, lawyers are wondering if a similar approach could be applied to Law Society of Upper Canada proceedings that face long delays.

  • Former treasurer barred from representing lawyer

    Former treasurer barred from representing lawyer

    Aug 28, 2017

    A Law Society of Upper Canada tribunal has removed a former treasurer from representing a lawyer in a discipline proceeding.

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