professional regulation


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bencher hopefuls crunch the numbers on LSO fees

    Bencher hopefuls crunch the numbers on LSO fees

    Feb 25, 2019

    Candidates for the Law Society of Ontario’s board say the LSO’s $2,201 annual fee for lawyers is something they would scrutinize if elected.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Longtime LSO benchers take stand on governance

    Longtime LSO benchers take stand on governance

    Dec 10, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario’s recent decision to further cull the number of benchers at Convocation means that several longtime members will lose the rights either to speak or vote in the next few months.

  • Wake-up call

    Oct 29, 2018

    Much has been written in these pages in the past year about the silence in the legal profession around mental health issues.

  • Lawyer denied licence to practise

    Oct 29, 2018

    A disbarred British Columbia lawyer has been denied a licence to practise in Ontario after a Law Society of Ontario tribunal panel questioned his insight into the behaviour that led to his criminal convictions.

  • Artificial intelligence

    Oct 1, 2018

    Almost two decades ago, the word “globalization” was the buzzword on everyone’s lips.

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