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Latest News: 2013

Changes to the Parental Leave Assistance Program

December 19, 2013

On November 22, 2012, Convocation approved an extension of the Parental Leave Assistance Program (PLAP) and the adoption of a means test by which an applicant must have a net annual practice income of less than $50,000 to be eligible for the program. The means test is effective as of January 1, 2014.

Law Society appoints Bernard Morrow as new Complaints Resolution Commissioner

December 13, 2013

The Law Society of Upper Canada has appointed Bernard Morrow as its new Complaints Resolution Commissioner. He will serve a two-year term, beginning on April 1, 2014.

Legislation passed to increase number of Law Society paralegal directors

December 11, 2013

The Ontario legislature passed legislation on December 10, 2013 that will result in enhanced Law Society governance by increasing the number of elected paralegal benchers from two to five.

New policies on annual fee payments and annual report filings

December 03, 2013

The Law Society is implementing a late fee policy and reducing the default period for annual fee payments and annual report filings.

Law Society recognized as GTA top employer for eighth time

November 27, 2013

The Law Society has been recognized as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for the eighth year in a row. The annual competition identifies exemplary workplaces.

The Law Society of Upper Canada Expresses Grave Concerns about the Detention of Adam Sharief in Sudan

November 22, 2013

The Law Society of Upper Canada* is gravely concerned about the detention of lawyer Adam Sharief in Sudan.

The Law Society of Upper Canada Expresses Grave Concerns about the Arrest and Harassment of André Michel in Haiti

November 22, 2013

The Law Society of Upper Canada is gravely concerned about the arrest and harassment of lawyer André Michel in Haiti.

Law Society announces new, innovative paths to lawyer licensing

November 21, 2013

The Law Society of Upper Canada today announced the names of the providers of its Law Practice Program (LPP) that will provide aspiring lawyers with a new, additional  pathway to the Ontario Bar, in addition to an enhanced Articling Program. Ryerson University will provide the Law Society’s LPP in English, while the University of Ottawa will provide the French LPP. Now, lawyer Licensing Process candidates may choose to either article or complete the LPP.

Contingency Planning Webcast Now Available

November 06, 2013

The Law Society’s new Contingency Planning Guides will assist lawyers and paralegals in preparing for life events that may impact their practice.

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