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Law Society announces 2020 award recipients

March 13, 2020 News Alert

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their outstanding career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony at Osgoode Hall. 

February Convocation Update

February 28, 2020 News Alert

Read the news from February Convocation.

Law Society presents honorary LLD to Janet E. Minor at Call to the Bar ceremony

January 31, 2020 News Alert

The Law Society  presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to legal trailblazer Janet E. Minor, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto on January 31.

November Convocation Update

December 02, 2019 News Alert

By-laws to be amended re: anti-money laundering, Technology Task Force update, New Rules of Practice and Procedure. 

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.

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