professional regulation


  • Legal education could do with more competition

    May 14, 2018

    The Canadian law degree, as we know it, needs to be seriously re-thought, and a future Ryerson law school might be just the kind of disruption our legal education market needs.

  • LSO will review good character requirements

    LSO will review good character requirements

    May 14, 2018

    A proposal to have a working group review the good character requirements by the Law Society of Ontario has been withdrawn after the LSO indicated its willingness to take on the project of its own accord.

  • Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay nearly $800,000

    Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay nearly $800,000

    May 14, 2018

    A disbarred lawyer is appealing after a judge sentenced him to seven years in jail for his role in a $1.5-million small-business-loan fraud.

  • Judge orders punitive damages to be paid

    Judge orders punitive damages to be paid

    Apr 23, 2018

    A small claims deputy judge has ordered a lawyer to pay punitive damages after he threatened criminal charges against a physiotherapist who was bringing a civil action against him.

  • More transparency needed on good character

    More transparency needed on good character

    Apr 9, 2018

    Lawyers are calling on the Law Society of Ontario to confirm whether it considers systemic factors when determining whether Indigenous candidates meet the “good character” requirement to become a lawyer.

  • Divisional Court rejects LSO appeal on disclosure

    Divisional Court rejects LSO appeal on disclosure

    Apr 2, 2018

    The Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal by the Law Society of Ontario challenging an order that required the regulator to provide more disclosure to a lawyer facing an interim suspension.

  • Shrink Convocation

    Mar 26, 2018

    It’s pretty clear that the governing body of the Law Society of Ontario must decrease in size.

  • Task force looks at cutting number of benchers

    Task force looks at cutting number of benchers

    Mar 26, 2018

    As the number of benchers who govern the Law Society of Ontario has swelled to 100, the provincial regulator is considering reforms to make it a leaner entity.

  • Tribunal dismisses LSO appeal against lawyer

    Tribunal dismisses LSO appeal against lawyer

    Mar 19, 2018

    A tribunal dismissed an appeal brought by the Law Society of Ontario, which claimed a hearing panel was wrong to find a lawyer who was found in contempt of court had not committed professional misconduct.

  • Duty counsel needed at Law Society

    Mar 19, 2018

    Faced with professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming allegations, too many lawyers and paralegals are not getting help and are trying to do it all alone.

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