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External Appointments

July 19, 2021

As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends and makes appointments to a variety of boards, councils and committees. The following appointment was recently made:Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Ontario - West and South Region Luwam Lily Tekle

Queen’s University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law

July 15, 2021

As of August 1, 2020, the Queen’s University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law (GDipICL) and the D.E.S.S. en réglementation canadienne et québécoise de l’immigration offered by the Université de Montréal are the only educational pathways for individuals who want to become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), replacing all Immigration Practitioner Programs (IPPs).

Contingency fee reform — enhancing consumer protection & reducing licensee burdens

June 24, 2021 News Releases

On July 1, new requirements regarding contingency fees will come into force. The changes enhance consumer protection by improving transparency and fairness for clients – thereby improving access to justice. The changes also benefit lawyers and paralegals by assisting with client communication and reducing administrative burdens.

Law Society seeks feedback: Addressing career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals, responding to Ontarian’s legal needs

June 23, 2021 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario’s Competence Task Force is seeking input on how to maintain and enhance the career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals in a manner that protects the public interest and is responsive to the public’s legal needs.

Statement from Treasurer Teresa Donnelly: Kamloops Indian Residential School

June 23, 2021 News Releases

Treasurer Teresa Donnelly made the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Ontario...


Access to Justice Week 2021

October 25, 2021 Gazette

Save the Date for the sixth Access to Justice (A2J) Week scheduled for October 25 to 29, 2021!
More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

June Convocation

June 23, 2021 Convocation

The Law Society is holding a virtual Convocation. Licensees, media and members of the public may view the meeting via webcast.  View the agenda and reports

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