Convocation was held on May 24, 2018. View the archived webcast.
Consultation paper outlines options for future of lawyer licensing in Ontario
The Law Society released a consultation paper on four options for the lawyer licensing process. The document follows last year's Dialogue on Licensing, which looked at the realities, challenges and opportunities of lawyer licensing in the province. Full story. Full report.
Law Society approves recommendations to improve its regulatory and hearing processes affecting Indigenous Peoples
Convocation approved a series of strong recommendations designed to make the Law Society's regulatory and hearing processes more culturally competent and culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples.Full story. Full report.
Update from Compliance-Based Entity Regulation Task Force
The CBER Task Force has developed a practice assessment tool based on six practice management principles and is planning a series of focus groups in the fall to gather input from practitioners. Full story. Full Report.
Candidates for the next Treasurer nominated
May 10, 2018, was the closing date for benchers to put their names forward as candidates for Treasurer for the 2018-2019 term. This year, three benchers have been nominated: Ross F. Earnshaw, Jacqueline Horvat, and Malcolm Mercer. Full story.
Paralegal guidelines amended
The Paralegal Standing Committee amended the professional conduct guidelines to enhance guidance to paralegals on their obligations in relation to harassment and discrimination. Full story. Full report.
Tribunal Committee report approved
Convocation approved the following items in the Tribunal Committee report.
- Rules of procedure for summary orders, as modified by Convocation. See rules as modified.
- Tribunal complaint process. See report.
- Updates to the Adjudicator Code of Conduct. See report.
Additional decision items
2018 Honorary LLD recipients announced
Human Rights Monitoring Group Interventions approved