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The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest of lawyer Levent Piskin in Turkey

January 30, 2017

It has come to our attention that Levent Piskin, a human rights lawyer, was arrested by the Turkish police on November 14, 2016.

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Elchin Sadigov in Azerbaijan

January 30, 2017

Elchin Sadigov is a prominent criminal lawyer in Azerbaijan whose clients include several prisoners of conscience and other individuals who have faced politically motivated charges.

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the harassment of lawyer Electra Koutra in Greece

January 30, 2017

Electra Koutra is a human rights lawyer who has experienced harassment as a result of her advocacy on behalf of several Syrian refugees.

Distinguished leader of legal profession receives honorary LLD

January 27, 2017

The Law Society of Upper Canada presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to lawyer Thomas G. Heintzman, O.C., Q.C., at its Call to the Bar ceremony on January 27 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

January 18, 2017

Site provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

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