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Annual Report

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Our mandate

The Law Society of Ontario (Law Society) governs the legal professions in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.

In fulfilling its regulatory mandate, the Law Society observes principles that encompass a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.
As my term as Treasurer comes to an end, I am reminded that self-governance is no less a privilege today than it was 225 years ago. To maintain the privilege of self-governance, the public interest must always be of paramount concern to the Law Society. 
The Law Society continued to make substantial progress on key initiatives in 2021, despite the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic. Opportunities arose through the disruptions that supported the acceleration of our modernization and efficiency efforts, and our team made adjustments that continued to increase our effectiveness as an organization. 
At a glance
Lawyers licensed
Paralegals licensed
Lawyer members
Paralegal members
Lawyers practising law
Paralegals providing legal services
Complaints referred to Professional Regulation
Discipline notices filed
Terms or Concepts Explained