professional regulation


  • Licensing reforms may come from law society

    Licensing reforms may come from law society

    Feb 5, 2018

    When Raquel Ness graduated from law school, finding an articling position was nearly impossible for her.

  • Survey scrutiny

    Feb 5, 2018

    Young lawyers don’t have it easy. It’s tough to make it into law school. Once there, prospects for landing a good articling position — or becoming an associate with an established firm that offers mentorship opportunities — can be daunting.

  • LSO examines its role in legal aid

    LSO examines its role in legal aid

    Jan 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is looking to reinvigorate its role when it comes to legal aid.

  • Lawyer alleged to have broken advertising rules

    Lawyer alleged to have broken advertising rules

    Jan 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario has initiated disciplinary proceedings against a real estate lawyer for allegedly misleading advertising practices.

  • Law society exploring governance reforms

    Law society exploring governance reforms

    Jan 22, 2018

    If it were up to Paul Schabas, the Law Society of Ontario’s governing board would be smaller.

  • Smart move

    Jan 22, 2018

    There are a few classic rules of governments. Voters hate tax increases. Cutting programs or employees is rarely popular.

  • OCA nixes cost awards against lawyer

    OCA nixes cost awards against lawyer

    Jan 15, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has reversed a judge’s order that a Kitchener-Waterloo lawyer should pay $100,000 in costs personally in a child welfare case.

  • Tribunal finds lawyer committed misconduct

    Tribunal finds lawyer committed misconduct

    Jan 15, 2018

    A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has found a real estate lawyer committed professional misconduct by misappropriating more than $1 million.

  • Lawyers do not owe duty to opposite counsel’s clients

    Lawyers do not owe duty to opposite counsel’s clients

    Dec 18, 2017

    An Ontario judge has reaffirmed that a lawyer does not hold a duty of care to non-client parties who have their own lawyer in a commercial transaction.

  • CBA wades into tax fight

    CBA wades into tax fight

    Dec 11, 2017

    The Canadian Bar Association made headlines this fall for joining other organizations to oppose the federal government’s proposed tax changes for private corporations.

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