Contingency Fee Reforms – Request for Comment
The Law Society’s Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working Group would like to hear from lawyers, paralegals and the public about potential changes to the regulation of contingency fees. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2018. Full story. Full report.
Convocation reviews Governance Task Force report
Convocation reviewed the Governance Task Force report which outlined key findings and next steps under the mandate of ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in Law Society governance as one of Convocation’s strategic priorities. Full story. Full report.
Paralegal guidelines amended re: language rights
The paralegal guidelines were amended to enhance guidance to paralegals in situations where clients should be made aware of their right to use an official or statutorily recognized language of their choice. Full story. Full report.
The Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 beginning at 5:15. All members of the Society are invited to attend. Full story.
Convocation approves plan for province-wide awareness campaign
Convocation approved the Law Society’s plan to initiate an awareness campaign to generate greater understanding among Ontarians of what to do when they need legal help. Full story. Full report.
Bencher Heather Zordel was appointed to the Audit and Finance Committee and the Government and Public Affairs Committee. See consent agenda for additional appointment information.
Ryerson University’s proposed law school program application endorsed
Rules of Practice and Procedure amended
Human Rights Monitoring Group interventions approved