law societies


  • Shrink Convocation

    Mar 26, 2018

    It’s pretty clear that the governing body of the Law Society of Ontario must decrease in size.

  • Task force looks at cutting number of benchers

    Task force looks at cutting number of benchers

    Mar 26, 2018

    As the number of benchers who govern the Law Society of Ontario has swelled to 100, the provincial regulator is considering reforms to make it a leaner entity.

  • Tribunal dismisses LSO appeal against lawyer

    Tribunal dismisses LSO appeal against lawyer

    Mar 19, 2018

    A tribunal dismissed an appeal brought by the Law Society of Ontario, which claimed a hearing panel was wrong to find a lawyer who was found in contempt of court had not committed professional misconduct.

  • Duty counsel needed at Law Society

    Mar 19, 2018

    Faced with professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming allegations, too many lawyers and paralegals are not getting help and are trying to do it all alone.

  • Paralegal looks to stop unlicensed agents at LTB

    Paralegal looks to stop unlicensed agents at LTB

    Mar 12, 2018

    A Cornwall, Ont. paralegal has brought a court application to try to stop property managers who are not licensed to practise law from providing legal services at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

  • LSO determines disbarred lawyer is of good character

    LSO determines disbarred lawyer is of good character

    Mar 5, 2018

    A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has opened the door for a former lawyer to practise law again after he was disbarred for assisting in $2.8 million worth of fraudulent real estate transactions.

  • LSO endorses proposed Ryerson law school

    LSO endorses proposed Ryerson law school

    Feb 26, 2018

    As the Law Society of Ontario has endorsed a proposal to create a new law school at Ryerson University, some lawyers are questioning whether the province needs more law students at a time when there is a shortage of articling positions.

  • System shifts

    Feb 12, 2018

    When the world changes, does the law change with it? This, of course, is a matter of where you are situated.

  • Students want seat at the table at Convocation

    Students want seat at the table at Convocation

    Feb 12, 2018

    The Law Students’ Society of Ontario is calling for governance reforms at the provincial legal regulator to give students more of a say.

  • 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.

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