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Latest News: 2015

Law Society continues dialogue with Six Nations of the Grand River

May 27, 2015

Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor and Bencher Julian Falconer today met with Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Chief G. Ava Hill, members of the Six Nations Justice Committee and councillors from the Six Nations Elected Council to discuss their perspectives on access to justice.

Law Society AGM votes against articling motion

May 14, 2015

Licensees attending the Law Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Osgoode Hall, May 13, soundly defeated a proposed motion seeking to place qualified law students in articling positions by random selection.

Mental Health in the legal professions - break down stigma

May 07, 2015

true Santé mentale - communiqué

Ontario lawyers elect new governing body for four-year term

May 01, 2015

The Law Society of Upper Canada has a new governing board for the 2015–19 bencher term, following the election of 40 lawyer benchers from a list of 95 candidates.

Interim report on challenges faced by racialized licensees

April 23, 2015

The Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group released its interim report to Convocation today, providing an overview of the input gathered from more than 1,000 racialized and non-racialized licensees, legal organizations and members of the public during its consultation process last fall and winter.

Law Society discusses Anishinabek perspectives on access to justice

April 02, 2015

For the first time in the 218-year history of the Law Society, representatives of the organization, led by Treasurer Janet E. Minor and Bencher Susan Hare, met with Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee and other First Nation leaders on Anishinabek Nation territory to discuss First Nation perspectives on access to justice.

Paralegal Update: March 2015

March 27, 2015

W. Paul Dray, Recipient of the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award for 2015; upcoming Paralegal Welcome Reception; two paralegal licensing exemptions ended, and more.

Best of legal professions to be recognized with Law Society awards

March 09, 2015

The Law Society of Upper Canada will honour 11 outstanding members of the legal profession at its annual award ceremony on May 27, 2015.

The Law Society of Ontario expresses concern about the arrest and sentence of human rights lawyer Shukhrat Kudratov in Tajikistan

February 27, 2015

The Law Society of Upper Canada is deeply concerned about the arrest and sentence of human rights lawyer Shukhrat Kudratov in Tajikistan.

The Honourable Irwin Cotler receives Law Society of Upper Canada’s first Human Rights Award

February 13, 2015

The Law Society of Upper Canada presented its inaugural Human Rights Award to The Honourable Irwin Cotler, PC, OC, MP, at a ceremony in Toronto on February 12, 2015.

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