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January, 2019
  • LSO puts perks for real estate lawyers under the microscope

    The Law Society of Ontario is considering whether to alter the restrictions on real estate lawyers who get fees and other perks paid by certain title insurers.
  • Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.
  • Lawyers hope for amendments to environmental assessment bill

    The federal government’s bill to reform the environmental assessment process, Bill C-69, has reached the committee stage in the Senate, with a number of senators publicly commenting that they would like to see amendments made to the bill in the face of certain industries objecting to it.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    The election cometh

    If the hundreds of people who tuned into a Law Society of Ontario webcast on the upcoming bencher election is any indication, this could be a very exciting race.
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    Progress to be made on mental health

    In the last several years, thankfully, the Law Society of Ontario has finally started to recognize the true diversity that exists in our profession.

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  • Jan 28, 2019

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