professional regulation


  • 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

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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.

  • SCC ruling sends a clear message around civility

    SCC ruling sends a clear message around civility

    Jun 11, 2018

    The lawyer at the centre of the civility debate in the profession says the Supreme Court of Canada has sent a message to law societies that there should be very careful deliberations before initiating a similar disciplinary proceeding in the future.

  • Case dismissed over failure to accommodate

    Case dismissed over failure to accommodate

    Jun 4, 2018

    A Toronto lawyer has had the discipline case against him dismissed in a ground-breaking tribunal decision that found the Law Society of Ontario failed in its duty to accommodate his disability under the province’s Human Rights Code.

  • Mental health

    Jun 4, 2018

    There’s a kinder, gentler way mental health is being approached by the legal profession.

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