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Latest News: 2017

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concern about the dismissal of 227 judges and prosecutors in Turkey

May 10, 2017

Reports indicate that on February 20, 2017, the Government of Turkey dismissed 227 judges and prosecutors as part of its ongoing investigations into the failed coup of July 2016.

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Oliver Holland in Zambia

May 10, 2017

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Oliver Holland in Zambia.

Law Society moves decisively to protect public by capping referral fees

April 27, 2017

In a move to further protect the public, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing board today approved a cap on the fees a lawyer or paralegal may charge for referring a client to another lawyer or paralegal.

Law Society concludes case regarding Kenora lawyer who represented Residential School Survivors

April 25, 2017

The Law Society of Upper Canada today concluded the ongoing conduct case involving Kenora-area lawyer Douglas Keshen.

Notice to the Profession: Security Enhancements at the Courts

April 10, 2017

The Courts Administration Service is implementing a number of physical security enhancements intended to ensure that courts remain a secure environment.

Clarification: Tribunal Decision re: Ronald Ori Davidovic

March 24, 2017

Recent media reports, since corrected, inaccurately reported on a decision by the Tribunal regarding licensing applicant Ronald Ori Davidovic. 

Law Society to launch province-wide Dialogue on Licensing this spring

March 24, 2017

true Toronto - March 23, 2017 - The Law Society of Upper Canada is launching the province-wide Dialogue on Licensing this spring as part of its comprehensive analysis of the lawyer licensing process. Set to begin in April, the dialogue will include a series of facilitated in-person and webcast group discuss

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concern about the suicide bomb attack against judges in Pakistan

March 20, 2017

Reports indicate that on February 15, 2017, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a van carrying four judges in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing the driver of the van and injuring the judges.

Law Society reappoints Tribunal Chair David A. Wright for four-year term

March 15, 2017

David A. Wright has been reappointed as Chair of the Law Society Tribunal for a four-year term, commencing September 2017.

Notice to the Professions: Advertising Rules and Referral Fees

March 15, 2017

The lawyer and paralegal conduct rules were amended by Convocation in February to directly address certain false and misleading advertising practices. The Law Society also plans to set a cap and establish new requirements for the fees a lawyer or paralegal may charge for referring a client to another licensee.

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