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Candidates for the Office of Treasurer

May 15, 2020 News Releases

At the close of nominations on May 14, 2020 at 5 p.m., the following benchers (in alphabetical order) have been nominated for the Office of Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario for the 2020-21 term commencing June 26:   Teresa Donnelly, nominated by Robert Burd and Nancy Lockhart Philip H. Horgan, nominated by John F. Fagan and Cheryl R. Lean

Call for applications - Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

May 11, 2020 News Releases

The Law Society is currently seeking applications from qualified lawyers for appointment to the Ontario Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee.   

Law Society implements online delivery of licensing examinations

May 05, 2020 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has informed licensing candidates that the cancelled March Solicitor examination will move to an online delivery model. 

Law Society announces 2020 award recipients

March 13, 2020 News Releases

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their outstanding career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony at Osgoode Hall. 

Law Society presents honorary LLD to Janet E. Minor at Call to the Bar ceremony

January 31, 2020 News Releases

The Law Society  presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to legal trailblazer Janet E. Minor, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto on January 31.

November Convocation Update

December 02, 2019 News Releases

By-laws to be amended re: anti-money laundering, Technology Task Force update, New Rules of Practice and Procedure. 

Law Society Treasurer Malcolm Mercer talks about the importance of Access to Justice

October 28, 2019

Treasurer Mercer is one of several legal leaders to be featured in a series of videos prepared by the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario, in celebration ofAccess to Justice Week 2019.

October Convocation Update

October 25, 2019 News Releases

Law Society’s 2020 budget decreases annual fees for lawyers and paralegals; Rules amended to extend exemption from conflict of interest standard

September Convocation Update

September 12, 2019

Convocation preserves criminal law scope for paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates and law students in preparation for Bill C-75. Statement of principles decision.

Notice to public regarding fraudulent inheritance scheme

August 14, 2019 News Releases

The Law Society is alerting the public about a fraudulent inheritance scheme involving letters from people posing as lawyers.

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