professional regulation


  • Panama Papers and solicitor-client privilege

    Aug 13, 2018

    With the recent release of another 1.2 million files in data from a further “Panama Papers” leak, there are renewed questions being asked internationally around the complicity and facilitation of money laundering by lawyers.

  • What will Ontario do with more lawyers?

    What will Ontario do with more lawyers?

    Aug 13, 2018

    Earlier this year, when benchers of the Law Society of Ontario had to vote on whether graduates of Ryerson University’s proposed law school should be allowed to apply to practise in Ontario following their call to the bar, there were few naysayers.

  • 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.

  • Law clerk awarded damages in dispute with lawyer

    Law clerk awarded damages in dispute with lawyer

    Jul 16, 2018

    A law clerk can collect damages from a lawyer after the two gave differing accounts of how their business dissolved, the Superior Court of Justice said in a recent decision.

  • Lawyer loses appeal, fails to expand internet privileges

    Lawyer loses appeal, fails to expand internet privileges

    Jul 9, 2018

    Lawyers say a recent appeal in a child pornography case highlights the complexity of how courts treat police searches and internet restrictions, particularly when the accused is a lawyer.

  • Monday, July 2, 2018

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Jul 2, 2018


    New Treasurer For LSO

    Ruling On Class Action

    Courthouse Tour

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  • SCC took danger to heart in Groia

    Jul 2, 2018

    When the Supreme Court overturned the findings of professional misconduct against Joe Groia, the decision was warmly received by the criminal defence bar, which had taken it on as something of a collective cause.

  • LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

    LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

    Jun 18, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is now better prepared to step up in engaging with Legal Aid Ontario, after years of distance between the two organizations, says outgoing treasurer Paul Schabas. Schabas — who on June 28 leaves the role of treasurer of the regulatory body — says that a deeper relationship with Legal Aid Ontario is one of the most enduring things he accomplished in the role.

  • May their memory be a blessing

    Jun 18, 2018

    This Lawyer Therapist column to which I’ve been honoured to contribute since 2013 isn’t about me.

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By 2025, there is expected to be 1.6 new licensed lawyers for every one new practising position, according to a Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario report. Does this mean positions should be restricted in law schools?
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