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Ontario’s sixth annual Access to Justice Week demonstrates the professions’ commitment to advancing access to justice

November 04, 2021 News Releases

The sixth annual Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) in Ontario took place from October 25 to 29, featuring a series of virtual programs centered on the themes of inclusive justice and community building. 

Law Society’s Access to Innovation project is accepting applications

November 03, 2021 News Releases

The Access to Innovation (A2I) project has launched and is ready to accept applications from providers of innovative technological legal services (ITLS) who wish to serve Ontario consumers while complying with operating conditions that protect the public.

Law Society Board approves 2022 budget: Reduces annual fees and invests in library resources

October 28, 2021 News Releases

Today, the Law Society of Ontario’s governing body (Convocation) approved the 2022 budget proposed by management. This budget reduces annual fees for licensees and fees for licensing candidates while maintaining the organization’s solid long-term financial position.

Ontario’s sixth annual Access to Justice Week kicks off with a sunrise ceremony and promises diverse programming for legal professionals and the public.

October 25, 2021 News Releases

This morning, Law Society of Ontario Treasurer Teresa Donnelly kicked off the sixth annual Access to Justice Week in Ontario with a sunrise ceremony performed by Indigenous Elder Myeengun Henry.

Statement from Treasurer Teresa Donnelly: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 01, 2021 News Releases

Treasurer Teresa Donnelly made the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Ontario.

Law Society announces team of experts to support new Access to Innovation project

September 27, 2021 News Releases

In April, the Law Society of Ontario’s Board of Directors (also known as Convocation) approved a five-year pilot project – now named Access to Innovation (A2I) – which will allow providers of innovative technological legal services (ITLS) to serve consumers while complying with operating conditions that protect the public.

Call for applications

The Law Society is currently seeking applications from qualified lawyers and paralegals for the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee.

Contingency fee reform — enhancing consumer protection & reducing licensee burdens

June 24, 2021 News Releases

On July 1, new requirements regarding contingency fees will come into force. The changes enhance consumer protection by improving transparency and fairness for clients – thereby improving access to justice. The changes also benefit lawyers and paralegals by assisting with client communication and reducing administrative burdens.

Statement from Treasurer Teresa Donnelly: Kamloops Indian Residential School

June 23, 2021 News Releases

Treasurer Teresa Donnelly made the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Ontario...

Law Society seeks feedback: Addressing career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals, responding to Ontarian’s legal needs

June 23, 2021 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario’s Competence Task Force is seeking input on how to maintain and enhance the career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals in a manner that protects the public interest and is responsive to the public’s legal needs.

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