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Latest News: 2019

November Convocation Update

December 02, 2019 News Alert

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 Alert

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 Alert

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

Important Notice: June 27 Convocation

June 13, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society is expecting a large audience of observers to attend June 27 Convocation, which will be held in the Lamont Learning Centre, on the first floor of Osgoode Hall at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. We encourage anyone who plans to follow the proceedings of the June 27 meeting of Convocation to plan ahead and consider all available viewing options, including webcast.

Update on Licensing Exams - scheduling and accommodations

June 11, 2019

We apologize for the scheduling of the Barrister Examination on Eid, on June 4, 2019. This was a mistake on our part. We strive to respect the diversity of our legal community and to take into account religious and cultural holidays in the licensing process. We are currently reviewing our protocols and procedures to ensure that the scheduling of the licensing examinations does not result in such a conflict in the future.

June Convocation – notices of motion

June 05, 2019

The Secretary to Convocation has received notices of motion for June 27, 2019 Convocation.  

Ontario Judicial Council – Call for Applications

June 04, 2019

The Law Society is currently seeking applications from qualified lawyers for appointment to the Ontario Judicial Council. Submit an application by July 15, 2019.

Indigenous Advisory Group: Invitation to Participate

May 29, 2019

The Indigenous Advisory Group is currently seeking new members. The deadline for replies is June 28, 2019.  

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