Media Room

Welcome to the Law Society of Upper Canada's media room.

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  
Manager, Media Relations & Communications           
 Alastair Harris-Cartwright   (416)947-3336



Recent News Releases

May 23, 2018   News Release: Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People 

true Toronto — A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on May 22, 2018. The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous People was developed to provide a deeper understanding and a more meaningful inclusion of Indige

May 11, 2018   News Release: Candidates for the next Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario confirmed 

true At the close of nominations on May 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the following benchers (in alphabetical order) have been nominated for the office of Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario for the term commencing June 28, 2018: Ross Earnshaw, nominated by Susan Richer and Andrew Spurgeon Jacquel

May 8, 2018   News Release: Amendments to legislation make Law Society of Ontario name change official 

true Toronto, ON — Amendments to the Law Society Act  received royal assent today, making the “Law Society of Ontario” the official name for the province’s legal regulator. The amendments were contained in the provincial government’s budget legislation, Bill 31, Plan for Care and Opportunity Act . The

Mar 12, 2018   News Release: Law Society announces 2018 award recipients 
Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 23, 2018, at Osgoode Hall.

Mar 8, 2018   News Release: Law Society of Ontario appoints Diana Miles as CEO 
Convocation, the Law Society's governing body, approved Ms. Miles' appointment this morning at a special meeting.

Mar 1, 2018   News Release: Law Society appoints Marilyn Marshall as new Complaints Resolution Commissioner 

The Law Society of Ontario has appointed Marilyn Marshall as its new Complaints Resolution Commissioner. Ms. Marshall will serve a two-year term, beginning on April 1, 2018.  

Dec 21, 2017   News Release: Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal prof(1) 

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able to exercise their legitimate duties without fear for their lives, for their liberty or for their security.

Dec 8, 2017   News Release: Law Society named Greater Toronto Top Employer for 12th consecutive year 

For the 12th year in a row, the Law Society has been named as one of Greater Toronto’s 2018 Top Employers. 

Dec 1, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing body approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection 
The Law Society’s governing body today approved overwhelmingly a report with several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.