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September 2018 Convocation

Public awareness campaign to launch October 1

Treasurer Malcolm Mercer today announced that the Law Society’s province-wide awareness campaign will kick off on October 1. Designed to generate greater understanding of what the Law Society does and how members of the public can access the right level of legal services when they need them, the campaign was approved by Convocation last February. Full story >

By-law 3 amendments approved

Convocation today approved amendments to By-Law 3 regarding a single date for the lawyer and paralegal Bencher election, as well as details on the term limit for paralegal Benchers. Full story >

Mark your calendars for 2018 Access to Justice Week

Ontario’s third annual Access to Justice Week is October 22 to 26. This year’s program explores access to justice as it relates to mental health, technology, public legal education and the importance of community-driven initiatives. Full story >


Bill C-75 submission
LawPRO Report
Governance Review - Call for Comment
Human Rights Monitoring Group interventions approved
Discrimination and Harassment Counsel Report – January 1 to June 30, 2018
New Federation Council Rep
New TAG Podcasts – Architects of Justice

See full agenda and all reports for September Convocation


Public Minutes
Public Transcript


Consent Agenda

  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation – June 28 and August 9, 2018
  • Motion – Appointment
  • Executive Director’s Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar
  • Audit and Finance Committee Report – Banking Resolution Update and Cheque Signing Authority Limit
  • Secretary’s Report – Confirmation of Recommendations of the Independent Reviewer for the Review Panel
  • Tribunal Committee Report – In Camera Item


Governance Task Force 2016 Report 

  • Amendments to By-Law 3
  • Update on Work of the Task Force

Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee

  • Human Rights Monitoring Group Request for Interventions

For Information:

  • Equity Legal Education and Rule of Law Series Calendar Fall 2018


Audit and Finance Committee Report

  • LAWPRO Financial Statements for the Six Months ended June 30, 2018
  • Law Society of Ontario Financial Statements for the Six Months ended June 30, 2018
  • LibraryCo Inc. Financial Statements for the Six Months ended June 30, 2018
  • Investment Compliance Reports

Government and Public Affairs Committee Report

  • Law Society Submission on Bill C-75

Paralegal Standing Committee Report

  • 2018 Paralegal Annual Report

Professional Regulation Committee Report

  • 2018 Lawyer Annual Report

Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee Report

  • Report on the Activities of the Discrimination and Harassment Counsel, January 1 to June 30, 2018
Convocation was held on September 27, 2018. View the archived webcast
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