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Latest News: 2019

2019 Bencher Election - Voting Now Open

April 15, 2019

Voting is now open in the Law Society of Ontario’s bencher election. Forty-five individuals will be elected as benchers to sit in Convocation.

Law Society expresses grave concern over deep cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

April 11, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario is gravely concerned over the Ontario Government’s plans to cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by over 30 per cent, as outlined today in the provincial budget.

Notice of Motion to 2019 Annual General Meeting

April 09, 2019

On March 29, 2019 the Secretary received the following motion to be made at the Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2019.

2019 Bencher Election - Voting Guide now available

April 01, 2019 News Alert

The Voting Guides for the 2019 Bencher Election are now available online, to enable voters to learn more about the candidates and their views.

Law Society announces 2019 award recipients

March 13, 2019 News Alert

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall.

Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

March 13, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe.

Renowned advocate for survivors of sexual violence receives Law Society’s Human Rights Award

February 28, 2019 News Alert

Law Society Bencher and Human Rights Monitoring Group Chair Teresa Donnelly presented Dr. Fiona Sampson with a Human Rights Award at a special ceremony held in Toronto on February 27, 2019.

Renowned contract lawyer and educator receives honorary LLD from Law Society

January 25, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Angela Swan, today, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

January 22, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe.

Notice to the legal professions

January 14, 2019

On December 21, 2018, regulations were filed to amend the Rules of Civil Procedure, O. Reg. 536/18 and O. Reg. 537/18.   The January 1, 2019 changes are summarized on the Ministry of the Attorney General website and the Ontario Regulatory Registry.

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