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Latest News: 2017

Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal prof(1)

December 21, 2017

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able to exercise their legitimate duties without fear for their lives, for their liberty or for their security.

Law Society’s governing body approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection

December 01, 2017

The Law Society’s governing body today approved overwhelmingly a report with several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.

Law Society benchers approve action plan to improve access to justice for families via special licensing for paralegals and others

December 01, 2017

The Law Society’s governing body today approved, in principle, an action plan to help improve access to justice for Ontario families.

Law Society publishes recommendations on contingency fees

November 10, 2017

The Law Society today released a report on transforming the way contingency fees are managed in Ontario’s legal professions. 

Law Society’s governing body approves 2018 budget

November 03, 2017

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Justice System Needs to Modernize and Provide Tech-Based Solutions to Reach Millennials

October 23, 2017

Second Annual Access to Justice Week aims to make legal system more open and accessible

Legal Information and Resource Network Update from Shareholders of LibraryCo

October 02, 2017

The Shareholders of LibraryCo have engaged in a dialogue to consider how to effectively evolve the provision of legal information and library services for members of the Law Society.

Law Society’s governing board votes overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at next meeting

September 28, 2017

To further its commitment to facilitating access to justice for Ontarians, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body (Convocation) today voted overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at its next meeting in November and to discontinue use of the words “Upper Canada.”

Justice LaForme receives honorary LLD at Call to Bar ceremony

September 28, 2017

The Law Society of Upper Canada today presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Harry S. LaForme at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto.

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