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Latest News: 2021

External Appointments

July 19, 2021

As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends and makes appointments to a variety of boards, councils and committees. The following appointment was recently made:Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Ontario - West and South Region Luwam Lily Tekle

Queen’s University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law

July 15, 2021

As of August 1, 2020, the Queen’s University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law (GDipICL) and the D.E.S.S. en réglementation canadienne et québécoise de l’immigration offered by the Université de Montréal are the only educational pathways for individuals who want to become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), replacing all Immigration Practitioner Programs (IPPs).

Contingency fee reform — enhancing consumer protection & reducing licensee burdens

June 24, 2021 News Releases

On July 1, new requirements regarding contingency fees will come into force. The changes enhance consumer protection by improving transparency and fairness for clients – thereby improving access to justice. The changes also benefit lawyers and paralegals by assisting with client communication and reducing administrative burdens.

Statement from Treasurer Teresa Donnelly: Kamloops Indian Residential School

June 23, 2021 News Releases

Treasurer Teresa Donnelly made the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Ontario...

Law Society seeks feedback: Addressing career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals, responding to Ontarian’s legal needs

June 23, 2021 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario’s Competence Task Force is seeking input on how to maintain and enhance the career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals in a manner that protects the public interest and is responsive to the public’s legal needs.

Law Society presents honorary LLD to preeminent class action counsel R. Douglas Elliott

June 21, 2021 Media Advisories

At the June 23, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to R. Douglas Elliott, a leading expert in public law, class actions and Charter litigation.

Law Society’s Human Rights Award 2021

June 10, 2021 Media Advisories

Prominent human rights lawyer, outstanding academic and exceptional international legal advocate Payam Akhavan is the recipient of the Law Society of Ontario’s Human Rights Award.

Law Society participates in National Well-Being Study of legal professionals

June 07, 2021

Update: The National Well-being Study of legal professionals has been extended to August 30.  The Law Society of Ontario is pleased to be partnering with Canadian law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Université de Sherbrooke for a first-of-its-kind national study on the well-being of legal professionals. 

Law Society presents honorary LLD to the Honourable George Czutrin

May 25, 2021 Media Advisories

At the May 27, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to the Honourable George Czutrin, for his dedication to access to family justice.

Law Society Awards 2021: Recognizing Excellence

May 20, 2021 Media Advisories

The recipients of the Law Society Awards 2021 will be honoured at a virtual reception, hosted by Treasurer Teresa Donnelly.

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