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Latest News: 2014

Law Society Awards recognize the best of the profession

March 13, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada will honour eight outstanding members of the legal profession at its annual award ceremony at Osgoode Hall on May 21, 2014.

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for February 2014

March 05, 2014

The Law Society's Hearing and Appeals Panels recently heard the following matters

Law Society expresses grave concerns about treatment of Chinese lawyer

March 03, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada is gravely concerned about the arrest, trial and sentencing of Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison.

Law Society gravely concerned about conviction and imprisonment of Vietnamese lawyer

March 03, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada is concerned about the recent conviction and continued imprisonment of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan of Vietnam.

Law Society concerned over possible harassment in Uganda

March 03, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada is concerned that human rights lawyers seeking to challenge Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in February 2014, will face harassment.

Law Society concerned over law prohibiting services to LGBTI clients in Nigeria

March 03, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada is concerned that human rights lawyers seeking to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) clients in Nigeria will face harassment.

Law Society gravely concerned for Sri Lankan lawyer

March 03, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada is gravely concerned about the harassment of human rights lawyer Dr. Nimalka Fernando in Sri Lanka.

Law Society concerned about actions in Nauru

March 03, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada is gravely concerned over the removal and deportation of Peter Law, Chief Magistrate and Supreme Court Register of Nauru, and the revocation of the visa of the Chief Justice Geoffrey Eames.

Law Society to launch consultation on alternative business structures

February 27, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s board of directors approved the launch of a consultation on alternative business structures (ABS) on February 27, 2014, becoming one of the first North American regulators to undertake such an initiative.

Law Society makes Compensation Fund Guidelines clearer

February 27, 2014

The Law Society of Upper Canada's governing body approved changes on February 27, 2014 to make its Compensation Fund Guidelines more transparent and accessible.

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