LSUC


  • Complaint filed against judge and Crown

    Complaint filed against judge and Crown

    Dec 14, 2017

    A complaint has been filed against a judge and a Windsor, Ont. Crown attorney for an “inappropriate social outing” that took place during an ongoing criminal trial they were both working on.

  • LSUC benchers reject exemption for statement of principles

    LSUC benchers reject exemption for statement of principles

    Dec 1, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s statement of principles requirement will not become optional.

  • LSUC to expand scope of family law for paralegals

    LSUC to expand scope of family law for paralegals

    Dec 1, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved a plan that will eventually expand the scope of family law to let paralegals offer some services in the area.

  • Lawyers, principles and equality

    Nov 27, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada adopted 13 measures to combat long-standing exclusion and marginalization of women, religious minorities and racialized and indigenous persons. One requires lawyers and paralegals to adopt and abide by a statement of principles that “acknowledges (their) obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally, and in (their) behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.”

  • FACL members encouraged to voice concerns on backlash over statement of principles

    FACL members encouraged to voice concerns on backlash over statement of principles

    Nov 20, 2017

    Members of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers concerned about the backlash against the Law Society of Upper Canada’s statement of principles are being encouraged to show benchers their strength in numbers by attending Convocation Dec. 1.

  • Kenora lawyer launches $7-million lawsuit against LSUC

    Kenora lawyer launches $7-million lawsuit against LSUC

    Nov 20, 2017

    A Kenora lawyer has launched a $7-million lawsuit against the Law Society of Upper Canada, claiming the provincial regulator maliciously prosecuted him.

  • No freedom to remain silent

    No freedom to remain silent

    Nov 20, 2017

    The heated debate over the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision to require licensees to adopt a statement of principles related to diversity and inclusion has become a distraction from the work that needs to be done. While I am in favour of the requirement, the real issue, from my perspective, is not compelled speech; it is that all lawyers, and especially white lawyers like me, do not have the freedom to remain silent on these issues if we hope to maintain the public’s confidence, irrespective of the obligations our regulator establishes. In the legal profession, promoting diversity is not about political speech or belief; rather, the public rightly expects that the justice system reflects our broader community, and so diversity is at the core of what it means to be a lawyer.

  • Case highlights gaps for immigrant lawyers

    Case highlights gaps for immigrant lawyers

    Oct 30, 2017

    When Philip Okpala first came to Canada as a refugee, he had a hard enough time finding any work, let alone in his chosen profession.

  • Lawyers blast suspensions as unfair

    Lawyers blast suspensions as unfair

    Aug 21, 2017

    If the Ontario Divisional Court sides with the Law Society of Upper Canada in an upcoming application on a disclosure matter, lawyers say it could make it harder to defend interlocutory suspensions.

  • Speaker's Corner: One lawyer’s wish list for change from newly elected benchers

    May 18, 2015
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