Law Society motion would lower annual fees for new lawyers struggling to find work

Bencher behind proposal argues the measure is one of ‘intergenerational equity’
BY Aidan Macnab 03 Dec 2020

U of T trial advocacy course preparing students for virtual courtrooms

As courts digitize, advocate skillsets must adapt, says professor
BY Aidan Macnab 02 Dec 2020

Legal Aid Ontario begins consultations to modernize Legal Aid Online

LAO is aiming to serve community needs more effectively
BY Bernise Carolino 02 Dec 2020

Margaret Sims becomes counsel to Law Foundation of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Fund

Lawyer was partner and associate counsel at Miller Thomson and president and advisor at Distility
BY Bernise Carolino 02 Dec 2020

After removing exemption, LSO votes down motion to reduce annual fees for retired lawyers over 65

Some Benchers said motion raised governance issue
BY Aidan Macnab 01 Dec 2020

Pilot explores how social work students can help fill funding gaps in community legal clinics

Program allows clinics to provide ‘wrap-around’ services without additional financial resources
BY Aidan Macnab 30 Nov 2020

Lawyer suspended, allegedly mishandled and misappropriated trust funds, lied to LSO

Lawyer refused treatment for psychiatric and addiction issues
BY Bernise Carolino 30 Nov 2020

COVID-19 and the holidays: Personal injury firms fundraising for frontline healthcare workers

Firms will match donations up to $50,000
BY Bernise Carolino 30 Nov 2020


Law Society passes fee reduction, COVID-19 relief, some Benchers say measures fall short

COVID-19 response fund is “only the first step,” says one Bencher

New differential privacy algorithm allows for secure sharing of machine-learning legal tech: lawyer

Security feature could allow for more widespread use of data-mined legal insights, says lawyer

Ontario Review Board cannot order accused to attend Zoom hearing: Court

ORB needs to establish a process for those who do not consent to video-conference, says lawyer

Superior Court asked to clarify effect of revocation of temporary suspension of limitation periods

Court weighs whether factors of test for declaratory relief have been fulfilled

Child’s best interests are tied to health of family members with increased risk from COVID-19: court

Court rejects evidence relating to infection rates for four reasons

Anti-SLAPP motion dismissed in law firm’s libel action against occupational therapist

Not every transaction made by a lawyer is a matter of public interest: Court of Appeal


Two LSO benchers have proposed that fees for 2021 be reduced by 25 per cent. Should the LSO lower the fees?