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Latest News: 2018

Justice Cronk receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario

June 25, 2018

The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Eleanore A. Cronk, at its morning Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year

Justice Mandamin receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario

June 25, 2018 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Leonard S. Mandamin, at its afternoon Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards

Internationally acclaimed scholar receives honorary LLD from Law Society

June 21, 2018 News Alert

Internationally acclaimed scholar receives honorary LLD from Law Society

Supreme Court Decision affirms Law Society of Ontario’s role in ensuring equal access to legal profession

June 14, 2018

On June 15, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Law Society of Ontario’s  2014 decision to deny accreditation to Trinity Western University’s proposed law school — and affirmed the legal regulator’s role in preventing and removing discriminatory barriers to access to the legal profession.

Law Society of Ontario and Joseph Groia reach an agreement on costs

June 08, 2018

The Law Society today reached an agreement with Joseph Groia on the amount of costs he will receive, as ordered in the June 1, 2018 Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada in Joseph Peter Paul Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada.

Law Society responds to Supreme Court Decision regarding Joe Groia

May 31, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada today reaffirmed the important role of the Law Society of Ontario in regulating in-court conduct and the importance of both civility and resolute advocacy.  Although the Court allowed Mr. Groia’s appeal

Ten outstanding legal professionals honoured at 2018 awards ceremony

May 23, 2018

Members of Ontario's legal professions were recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held on May 23, 2018, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.

Law Society approves recommendations to improve its regulatory and hearing processes affecting Indigenous Peoples

May 23, 2018

A series of strong recommendations designed to make the Law Society’s regulatory and hearing processes more culturally competent and culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples was approved today by Convocation. The recommendations were put forward in a report from the Review Panel

Law Society launches consultation on four options for future of lawyer licensing in Ontario

May 23, 2018

The Law Society of Ontario released a consultation paper on May 24, 2018, to launch the second phase of its comprehensive analysis  of the lawyer licensing process. Developed by the Professional Development and Competence Committee

Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People

May 23, 2018

 A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on May 22, 2018. The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous People was developed to provide a deeper understanding and a more meaningful inclusion of Indige

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