Law Society


  • Some things change

    Apr 1, 2019

    I think a legal topic has hit peak coverage when you find people who aren’t lawyers who have suddenly become keenly interested in it.

  • Let right prevail

    Apr 1, 2019

    This bencher election is a significantly important one. A self-regulating profession needs regulators who represent a mix of experience, balance, compassion, energy, engagement and a concern for its members.

  • Pay attention to lawyers outside Toronto, say bencher hopefuls

    Pay attention to lawyers outside Toronto, say bencher hopefuls

    Mar 25, 2019

    Bencher candidates practising outside of the Greater Toronto Area say lawyers in their regions are looking for better communication from the Law Society of Ontario and support of local law associations and libraries.

  • Family law charity helping abuse victims recognized by OBA, LSO

    Family law charity helping abuse victims recognized by OBA, LSO

    Mar 22, 2019

    Luke’s Place, a non-profit in Ontario’s Durham Region that helps train lawyers to work with clients leaving abusive relationships, was recognized with annual awards from both Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association.

  • 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.

  • Suspended lawyer runs for bencher

    Suspended lawyer runs for bencher

    Mar 18, 2019

    A Lawyer whose licence has been suspended after representing his wife in Small Claims Court will be allowed to run in the upcoming bencher election.

  • 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.

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