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Access to Justice Week 2019: Diverse collaborators explore critical issues to place people at heart of justice

November 01, 2019 News Alert

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) successfully wrapped up its programming for the fourth annual Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) on November 1, 2019. Close to 1,500 participants attended these events in person and through live webcast.

Law Society Treasurer Malcolm Mercer talks about the importance of Access to Justice

October 28, 2019

Treasurer Mercer is one of several legal leaders to be featured in a series of videos prepared by the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario, in celebration ofAccess to Justice Week 2019.

October Convocation Update

October 25, 2019 News Alert

Law Society’s 2020 budget decreases annual fees for lawyers and paralegals; Rules amended to extend exemption from conflict of interest standard

Law Society’s 2020 budget decreases annual fees for lawyers and paralegals

October 24, 2019 News Alert

On October 24, 2019, the Law Society of Ontario’s governing body approved the organization’s 2020 budget, which decreases the annual fees that Ontario lawyers and paralegals will pay. Next year, lawyers will see a decrease of $135, for an annual fee of $2,066, while paralegals will see a decrease of $109, for an annual fee of $1,006.  

Law Society presents honorary LLD to Delia Opekokew at Call to Bar ceremony

September 25, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to distinguished Indigenous advocate Delia Opekokew at its Call to the Bar ceremony today at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

September Convocation Update

September 12, 2019

Convocation preserves criminal law scope for paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates and law students in preparation for Bill C-75. Statement of principles decision.

Notice: Continuation of Statement of Principles debate

August 14, 2019 News Alert

A special meeting of Convocation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to continue the consideration of the matter of the Statement of Principles and deal with other business.

Notice to public regarding fraudulent inheritance scheme

August 14, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society is alerting the public about a fraudulent inheritance scheme involving letters from people posing as lawyers.

Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

July 15, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe.

Malcolm Mercer elected for second term as Treasurer of Law Society of Ontario

June 27, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario’s governing board today re-elected Malcolm Mercer as Treasurer for a second term. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest.

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