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  • 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.

  • #BencherElection2019

    Feb 25, 2019

    By now, if you’re a regular reader of Law Times, you may have heard about the upcoming election for Law Society of Ontario benchers to take place on April 30.

  • Monday, February 18, 2019

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Feb 18, 2019


    Sampson Wins Human Rights Award

    Salyzyn President Of Legal Ethics Group

    New Partners At Fasken

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  • Can long bencher ballot turn around turnout?

    Can long bencher ballot turn around turnout?

    Feb 18, 2019

    As the number of lawyers in Ontario has shot up, voter turnout in the law society’s bencher election has not kept pace, according to the law society’s statistics.

  • Tech debate hits bencher election

    Tech debate hits bencher election

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers say they are looking to the Law Society of Ontario for guidance on technology issues, particularly cybersecurity and access to justice. But at the same time, bar members and bencher hopefuls disagree on how far the LSO should go in creating new rules to enforce technological competency.

  • Push for discipline changes

    Push for discipline changes

    Feb 11, 2019

    With the 2019 bencher elections on the horizon, lawyers in the province are advocating for changes to be made to how the Law Society of Ontario handles disciplinary investigations upon discovering the lawyer in question may be dealing with a mental health issue.

  • Young lawyers face challenges running in bencher election

    Young lawyers face challenges running in bencher election

    Feb 4, 2019

    Unpaid work, student debt, the partnership path and costs of running an election are some of the issues that face new calls running for representation at the Law Society of Ontario, say bencher hopefuls in the early stages of their careers.

  • Lawyer punished for student’s social media use

    Lawyer punished for student’s social media use

    Feb 4, 2019

    Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division said a lawyer’s “unfamiliarity with social media appears” to have been a significant contributing factor in his failure to adequately supervise his articling student.

  • Fewer first-generation law students

    Feb 4, 2019
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