Extraordinary legal professionals to be honoured at annual awards ceremonyTen distinguished members of Ontario's legal professions will be honoured and celebrated for their remarkable career achievements and contributions made to their communities at a special ceremony on May 23, 2018. Full story.
Team identifies action items to further address issues of discrimination and harassment
The SPOT Team reported to Convocation on its review of the measures taken and supports provided by the Law Society to address discrimination and harassment in the professions. Full story. Full report.
Lawyers' conduct rules amended re: discrimination and harassment
Convocation amended the Rules of Professional Conduct as part of the actions it is undertaking to enhance current regulatory measures and supports related to issues of discrimination and harassment in the professions. Full story. Full report.
Robert Burd elected chair of Paralegal Standing CommitteeBencher Robert Burd was elected as the new chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee at the committee's monthly meeting in April 2018. He succeeds Bencher Michelle L. Haigh, who served as chair since April 2015. Full story. Full report.
Update on contingency fee reformsIn December 2017, Convocation approved a series of reforms to regulate contingency fees. Amendments to the Solicitors Act and regulations are required to fully implement the reforms. Full Story.
Other decisionsLaw Society to pursue civil society option, ABS Working Group wrapping up Full report.2017 Audited financial statements approvedBy-Law 3 amended re: Law Society pension planHuman Rights Monitoring Group mandate expandedHuman Rights Monitoring Group interventions approvedTreasurer's report re: LawPRO Annual Shareholder's Resolutions and LibraryCo Inc. Proxy approvedAppointment
Consent Agenda - Motion
Audit & Finance Committee
Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee
Professional Regulation Committee
Federation of Law Societies of Canada Update
Steps, Progress, Opportunities, Tactics (SPOT) Team
Law Society Tribunal Annual Report
Paralegal Standing Committee
Report from The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)