law societies


  • Lawyer ‘made an honest mistake’

    Sep 10, 2018

    Judges from the Ontario Court of Appeal said the Law Society Tribunal Hearing Panel properly found that a lawyer “made an honest mistake” in mishandling mortgage cases, overturning some aspects of findings by the Law Society Tribunal Appeal Panel and the Ontario Divisional Court.

  • Back to the grindstone

    Sep 10, 2018

    A busy fall season lies ahead for lawyers. Summer is typically thought of as a season best suited for rest and relaxation.

  • Lawyer in trouble with LSO for tweets

    Sep 3, 2018

    Ottawa lawyer Charlene Desrochers allegedly breached Law Society of Ontario conduct rules in her 2016 and 2017 tweets about the Cornwall courts, according to a Law Society of Ontario affidavit.

  • Rules of civility

    Sep 3, 2018

    There has been widespread commentary on the so-called death of civility in the modern age.

  • LSO seeks feedback on shrinking governing body

    LSO seeks feedback on shrinking governing body

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is moving ahead with looking at whether the regulator should shrink the number of benchers and phase out some members, according to a recent report to Convocation from the Governance Task Force.

  • Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges

    Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges

    Aug 6, 2018

    Ryerson University’s new law school is on pace to open in 2020, and with its opening, issues affecting aspiring lawyers have come to the forefront.

  • Is LSO discipline catching up with the times?

    Aug 6, 2018

    I’m frequently asked how I think the legal profession in Canada is doing in being more thoughtful, compassionate and constructive around issues of mental health and addictions among its members.

  • Imperfection rules

    Jul 23, 2018

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.

  • LSO tribunal looks at mental health

    LSO tribunal looks at mental health

    Jul 23, 2018

    A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has decided to move forward with the termination of a lawyer’s licence, in a decision that included a lengthy analysis of the lawyer’s mental health issues.

  • Networking and the #MeToo movement

    Jul 23, 2018

    The #MeToo movement was brought to the forefront in 2017 following the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement is alive and well in Canada.

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