law societies


  • Survey scrutiny

    Feb 5, 2018

    Young lawyers don’t have it easy. It’s tough to make it into law school. Once there, prospects for landing a good articling position — or becoming an associate with an established firm that offers mentorship opportunities — can be daunting.

  • LSO examines its role in legal aid

    LSO examines its role in legal aid

    Jan 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is looking to reinvigorate its role when it comes to legal aid.

  • Lawyer alleged to have broken advertising rules

    Lawyer alleged to have broken advertising rules

    Jan 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario has initiated disciplinary proceedings against a real estate lawyer for allegedly misleading advertising practices.

  • Law society exploring governance reforms

    Law society exploring governance reforms

    Jan 22, 2018

    If it were up to Paul Schabas, the Law Society of Ontario’s governing board would be smaller.

  • Judge blasts lawyers over $3,500 dispute

    Judge blasts lawyers over $3,500 dispute

    Jan 22, 2018

    An Ontario judge has criticized the conduct of two personal injury lawyers as “shameful” in a dispute over less than $3,500.

  • Smart move

    Jan 22, 2018

    There are a few classic rules of governments. Voters hate tax increases. Cutting programs or employees is rarely popular.

  • Rest up for 2018

    Dec 11, 2017

    No one would say it was a dull year. While 2016 might have brought external developments that few could have anticipated, the most interesting facets of the legal profession in 2017 were the discussions that took place internally.

  • Time for graduated licensing for lawyers

    Dec 4, 2017

    Graduated licensing for drivers in Ontario started in 1994. At the time it was introduced, it was touted that the policy was going to save tens of millions of dollars in accident prevention and lives. The policy is very easy to understand and so intuitively and obviously correct that it really requires no justification.

  • Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Dec 4, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has initiated discipline proceedings against a Brampton, Ont. lawyer for allegedly agreeing to pay a Florida-based company for referrals. LSUC investigators have claimed that lawyer John D’Alimonte has been involved in an arrangement in which he or his firm — the Merricks Law Group — agreed to pay a Florida-based medical and legal referral service called 1-800-Ask-Gary for referrals.

  • Lawyer questions time taken to investigate ads

    Lawyer questions time taken to investigate ads

    Nov 27, 2017

    Toronto lawyer who advertised in a publication decried as racist, misogynistic and homophobic will face a regulatory meeting at the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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