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Homewood Health cyber security incident affecting the Member Assistance Program

January 31, 2022

The Law Society is sharing important information from Homewood Health regarding a cyber security incident impacting Homewood Health systems, which delivers health and wellness services across Canada.

Law Society of Ontario’s Equity Legal Education Series to deliver dynamic programming lineup in 2022

January 13, 2022 Media Advisories

The Law Society of Ontario is pleased to present the 2022 Equity Legal Education Series, featuring 12 programs aimed at promoting awareness, education and discussion among members of the public and the legal professions on the challenges and opportunities for Francophone, Indigenous and equality-seeking communities in law and the legal profession. 

External Appointments

January 06, 2022

As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends and makes appointments to a variety of boards, councils and committees. The following appointments were recently made:Justices of the Peace Review Council Bassam Azzi

External Appointments - Call for Applications

January 06, 2022 Notice to the Professions

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

Law Society aims to combat money laundering & terrorist financing

December 17, 2021 News Releases

On January 1, 2022, new by-law amendments which are intended to combat money laundering and terrorist financing come into effect. These changes will align the requirements for Ontario lawyers and paralegals with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Rules while preserving solicitor-client privilege, client confidentiality and the independence of the legal professions.

Family Law Rights of Appearance Pilot Project

December 14, 2021

The Law Society, in partnership with the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, is launching a pilot project that may offer Ontarians increased access to affordable family law legal services.

The Law Society of Ontario’s Board of Directors (Convocation) invites all those interested to email their views about: Mandatory minimum compensation for experiential training for lawyer licensing candidates

December 09, 2021

A subsequent report to Convocation in November 2021, recommends that the Law Society adopt a best practices approach to compensation which encourages rather than requires that all experiential training placements be paid a mandatory minimum compensation.

Law Society taking custody of businesses operated by Benito Zappia

December 06, 2021 News Releases

The legal services business of revoked paralegal Benito Zappia is subject to trusteeship orders of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

November Convocation Update

November 26, 2021 Convocation News

Read the news from November 26 Convocation.

Law Society presents honorary LLD to renowned expert in advocacy and leader in judicial education: The Honourable John I. Laskin

November 22, 2021 Media Advisories

At the November 26, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to the Honourable John I. Laskin, a renowned expert in advocacy and a leader in judicial education.

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