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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.

Malcolm Mercer elected for second term as Treasurer of Law Society of Ontario

June 27, 2019 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario’s governing board today re-elected Malcolm Mercer as Treasurer for a second term. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest.

Law Society presents four honorary LLDs to four outstanding legal leaders at Toronto ceremonies June 25 and 26

June 26, 2019 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario presented Doctor of Laws(LLD) degrees, to four outstanding legal leaders at its June Call to the Bar ceremonies at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on June 25 and 26: The Honourable Gloria Epstein, Professor Thulisile Madonsela, Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C.,and Professor Stephen Toope, O.C.

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