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 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 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 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
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 19, 2018
Event Detail: To purchase a table and explore sponsorship opportunities click here
The Law Society of Ontario is in the midst of a major overhaul of the role of paralegals in family law — and a proposal on the issue could become an imminent issue for the regulator’s newly elected benchers.
The unusual aspect of tackling problems is that we usually do not engage with them unless we have a self interest to do so or we’re told why the issue needs to change and understand it on a deeper level.
Candidates for the Law Society of Ontario’s board are split on if and how a fee to support pro bono services should be incorporated into annual fees.
For any reader who has checked out an issue of Law Times recently, you’ll be aware that we’ve been covering issues of interest regarding the upcoming bencher election.
Equality, diversity and inclusion has become a hot topic as bencher election campaigns mobilize. The Law Society of Ontario’s statement of principles requirement returns to the forefront of intra-professional debate.
Last year, and just in time, the federal government stepped in to bridge the funding gap of the three Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa.
Sole practitioners and small firms make up the majority of Ontario’s lawyers, and some say Convocation could benefit from more sole practitioners and small-firm lawyers, too.
With the clock ticking down before the April 30 election for benchers for the Law Society of Ontario’s next Convocation, Law Times has been looking hard at different issues facing the profession.
Outgoing veteran benchers Avvy Go and Raj Anand reflect on their times as benchers for the Law Society of Ontario. For more information on the LSO bencher elections, visit www.bencherelection.lawtimesnews.com.
Candidates for the Law Society of Ontario’s board say the LSO’s $2,201 annual fee for lawyers is something they would scrutinize if elected.