January 2018 Convocation


Convocation was webcast on January 25, 2018. View the archived webcast.

Convocation Update:

Convocation approves plan to move forward on Law Society's involvement in Ontario's legal aid system 
As part of its commitment to access to justice and support of legal aid in Ontario, Convocation approved a report from the Law Society's Legal Aid Working Group outlining ways to re-engage with and complement the work of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and other organizations.Full story.Full report. 

Additional recommendations re: Contingency Fee regulation approved 
Additional recommendations on the regulation of contingency fees expand on the Law Society's plan, approved in principle, at December Convocation.Full story.Full report. 

By-Law 7.1 and rules amended re: electronic registration of title documents 
Amendments to Rules 6.1-5 and 6.1-6 and By-Law 7.1 reflect recent changes to the Teraview system. Full story. Full report

Law Society bids farewell to Sandra Nishikawa and welcomes Heather Zordel as new bencher 
The Law Society is pleased to welcome Heather Zordel as the Law Society's newest bencher.  Heather was elected as a result of the appointment of Toronto bencher Sandra Nishikawa as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Full story. Motion.

Additional news items 
Human Rights Monitoring Group Interventions approved






Public Minutes

Public Transcript


Treasurer's Remarks

Election of Bencher

Consent Agenda - Motion

  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation - December 1, 2017
  • Motion - Appointments
  • Executive Director's Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar

Address by Linda Rothstein, Chair, Law Foundation of Ontario

Legal Aid Working Group Final Report 

Professional Regulation Committee Report

  • Report of the Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working Group
  • Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct Regarding Electronic Registration of Title Documents

Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee/Comité sur l'équité et les affaires autochtones Report 

  • Human Rights Monitoring Group Request for Interventions
  • Equity Legal Education and Rule of Law Series Calendar

Report of the Complaints Resolution Commissioner Selection Committee 

Tribunal Committee Report 

Report of the Acting Chief Executive Officer  

Treasurer's Report 

Reports for Information Only

Audit and Finance Committee Report

  • LAWPRO Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017
  • Other Committee Work

Report from The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)