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Committees

Benchers sit on Convocation committees.  Law Society committees are responsible for examining issues within their mandates and bringing recommendations forward to Convocation. More information about Law Society committees, including the mandates for standing committees, can be found in By-Law 3.

Committees

Access to Justice

Cathy Corsetti (Co-Chair)
Doug Wellman (Co-Chair)
Murray Klippenstein (Vice-Chair)
Robert Burd
Jean-Jacques Desgranges
Sam Goldstein
Shelina Lalji
Benson Lau
Michael Lesage
Marian Lippa
Michelle Lomazzo
Cecil Lyon
Barbara Murchie
Brian Prill
Jonathan Rosenthal 

Audit & Finance

Joseph Groia (Chair) 

Lubomir Poliacik (Vice-Chair)
Catherine Banning
Cathy Corsetti
Seymour Epstein
Gary Graham
Philip Horgan
Jacqueline Horvat
Michelle Lomazzo
C. Scott Marshall
Clare Sellers
Sidney Troister
 

Compensation Fund Subcommittee

Lubomir Poliacik (Chair)
Cathy Corsetti
Seymour Epstein
Clare Sellers
Sidney Troister
 

  

Compensation

Teresa Donnelly (Chair) 
Robert Burd
Dianne Corbiere
Joseph Groia
Gerald Sheff
 

Equity and Indigenous Affairs

Dianne Corbiere (Chair)
Etienne Esquega (Vice Chair)
Atrisha Lewis (Vice-Chair)
Catherine Banning
Robert Burd
John Fagan
Julian Falconer
Murray Klippenstein
Nancy Lockhart
Jorge Pineda
Julia Shin Doi
Megan Shortreed
Alexander Wilkes

Paralegal Standing

Robert Burd (Chair)
Geneviève Painchaud (Vice-Chair)
Jack Braithwaite 
Cathy Corsetti
Seymour Epstein
Shelina Lalji
Marian Lippa
Michelle Lomazzo
Trevor Parry
Quinn Ross
Chi-Kun Shi
Doug Wellman
Claire Wilkinson

Proceedings Authorization

Jonathan Rosenthal (Chair)
Robert Adourian
Atrisha Lewis
Michelle Lomazzo
Gerald Sheff
Megan Shortreed

Professional Development & Competence

Barbara Murchie (Chair)
Robert Adourian (Vice Chair)
Alexander Wilkes (Vice-Chair)
Jared Brown
Murray Klippenstein
Michael Lesage
Atrisha Lewis
Marian Lippa
Cecil Lyon
Isfahan Merali
Sidney Troister
Tanya Walker
Doug Wellman
Claire Wilkinson

Professional Regulation

Megan Shortreed (Chair)
Michelle Lomazzo (Vice-Chair)
Andrew Spurgeon (Vice-Chair)
Gerard Charette
Etienne Esquega
Julian Falconer
Jacqueline Horvat
C. Scott Marshall
Geneviève Painchaud
Jonathan Rosenthal
Quinn Ross
Nicholas Wright

Strategic Planning and Advisory

Teresa Donnelly (Chair)
Jacqueline Horvat (Vice-Chair)
Robert Burd
Joseph Chiummiento
Dianne Corbiere 
Cathy Corsetti
Joseph Groia
Philip Horgan
Nancy Lockhart
Barbara Murchie
Lubomir Poliacik
Julia Shin Doi
Megan Shortreed
Andrew Spurgeon
Sidney Troister
Diana Miles (Ex Officio)

Summary Disposition

Chi-Kun Shi
Tanya Walker

Tribunal

Julia Shin Doi (Chair)                                  
Ryan Alford (Vice-Chair)
Marian Lippa (Vice-Chair)
Catherine Banning
Jack Braithwaite (Ex Officio)
Jared Brown
Jean-Jacques Desgranges
John Fagan
Sam Goldstein
Philip Horgan
Cecil Lyon
Isfahan Merali
Barbara Murchie (Ex Officio)
Geoff Pollock
Chi-Kun Shi
Malcolm Mercer (Ex Officio)

 

Task Forces

Competence 

Sidney Troister (Chair)
C. Scott Marshall (Vice-Chair)
Ryan Alford
Joseph Chiummiento
Dianne Corbiere
Cathy Corsetti
Cheryl Lean
Atrisha Lewis
Barbara Murchie
Geneviève Painchaud
Jorge Pineda
Megan Shortreed
Andrew Spurgeon
Claire Wilkinson
Alexander Wilkes

Technology

Jacqueline Horvat (Chair)
Gary Graham (Vice-Chair)
Joseph Chiummiento
Seymour Epstein
Sam Goldstein
Cheryl Lean
Michelle Lomazzo
Geneviève Painchaud
Brian Prill
Quinn Ross
Tanya Walker
Doug Wellman
Nicholas Wright

Working/Other Groups

Human Rights Monitoring Group

(Equity)

Julian Falconer (Co-Chair) 
Tanya Walker (Co-Chair)

Marian Lippa
Isfahan Merali
Lubomir Poliacik
Quinn Ross
Doug Wellman

Initiative

Law Foundation of Ontario Board

Linda Rothstein (Chair)
Catherine Banning
Jack Braithwaite 

LawPRO Board

Robert Adourian 
Etienne Esquega 
Clare Sellers 
Andrew Spurgeon  

Law Society Foundation Board of Trustees

Ian Hull
Shelina Lalji

Derry Millar

Jonathan Rosenthal

Megan Shortreed

 

 

Member Well-Being Resources Group

Claire Wilkinson (Chair)
Gerard Charette
Shelina Lalji
Benson Lau
Andrew Spurgeon

Real Estate Liaison Group (Law Society Representatives) 

Robert Adourian (Chair) 
Geoff Pollock 
Sidney Troister

Treasurer’s Appointments Advisory Group 

(External representatives for Law Society Awards recommendations not included)

Teresa Donnelly 
Dianne Corbiere 
Nancy Lockhart 
Michelle Lomazzo
Isfahan Merali 
Lubomir Poliacik 

Treasurer’s Women in Law Advisory Group

Jacqueline Horvat (Chair)
Shelina Lalji (Vice-Chair)

Dianne Corbiere
Cheryl Lean
Nancy Lockhart
Barbara Murchie
Megan Shortreed
Tanya Walker
 

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