Bencher Elections


  • Paralegals push for family law reform in election

    Paralegals push for family law reform in election

    Mar 18, 2019

    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.

  • Tackling giant problems

    Mar 18, 2019

    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 weigh possibility of Pro Bono Ontario levy

    Candidates weigh possibility of Pro Bono Ontario levy

    Mar 11, 2019

    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.

  • The great divide

    Mar 11, 2019

    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.

  • Statement of principles is a good thing to do

    Mar 11, 2019

    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.

  • Planning for long-term funding of PBO

    Mar 11, 2019

    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.

  • Solo lawyers, small firms strive for seats at Convocation

    Solo lawyers, small firms strive for seats at Convocation

    Mar 4, 2019

    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.

  • Addressing disconnect

    Mar 4, 2019

    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.

  • Reflections of outgoing LSO benchers

    Reflections of outgoing LSO benchers

    Feb 26, 2019

    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.

  • Bencher hopefuls crunch the numbers on LSO fees

    Bencher hopefuls crunch the numbers on LSO fees

    Feb 25, 2019

    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.

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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. Do you agree with widening the scope of family law matters that paralegals can address?
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