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September 2019 Convocation

Convocation preserves criminal law scope for regulated agents in response to Bill C-75
Convocation approved a motion to preserve and clarify the scope of criminal law representation by paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates and law students (agents regulated by the Law Society), in preparation for Bill C-75.  Full story. Full report
Statement of Principles decision
Benchers approved a motion to repeal the statement of principles requirement.

Benchers also approved a motion to require licensees to acknowledge in their annual reports, in accordance with the professional conduct rules, their special responsibility as a lawyer or paralegal to respect the requirements of human rights laws in Ontario and to honour the obligation not to discriminate. Full story
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LawPRO report




Public Minutes

Public Transcript


Treasurer’s Remarks

Consent Agenda - Motion

  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation – June 27 and August 8, 2019 
  • Motion – Appointments
  • Executive Director’s Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar

Paralegal Standing Committee Report

  • Bill C-75 Response 

With respect to the continuation of the Statement of Principles (SOP) matter, please see the draft minutes of June 27, 2019 Convocation and the following motion for information on the motions to repeal the SOP and to make the SOP voluntary that will be before Convocation on September 11.

Motion Respecting the Law Society’s Statement of Principles Requirement 

  • Motion
  • Correspondence Received by the Law Society (for Convocation on June 27, 2019) 
  • Correspondence Received by the Law Society (for Convocation on September 11, 2019)

Motion: Acknowledgement of special responsibility re: human rights

LAWPRO Report 

Convocation was webcast on September 11, 2019. View the archived webcast.
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