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February

Call for comment: access to justice approach
The Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee is seeking input from lawyers, paralegals, legal and community organizations and the public to assist in its ongoing review of the Law Society’s approach to access to justice.
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Enhancements approved for good character requirement
Convocation approved a number of enhancements that will make the good character assessment process clearer and more transparent for licensing applicants.
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Family law licensing framework update
The Law Society has carried out a significant amount of work in the development of a licensing framework that will permit paralegals and others to assist the public with certain family legal services.
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Regulatory framework for delivery of legal services through CSOs approved
The framework is intended to enhance access to justice for individuals who may have legal issues but who have traditionally faced barriers to receiving legal advice from a lawyer or paralegal
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Additional news items
Governance practices and policies approved
Human Rights Monitoring Group interventions approved
Appointments

The Tribunal Committee report re: proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure was tabled.
 

Agenda


Agenda

Public Transcript
 

Reports

Treasurer’s Remarks 
 

Address by Linda Rothstein, Chair, Law Foundation of Ontario

Consent Agenda - Motion

  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation –  November 30 and December 10, 2018  
  • Motion
    • 2019 Annual General Meeting
    • Law Society Tribunal Appointments
    • Governance Task Force 2016 Report – Resumption of Debate

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

  • Human Rights Monitoring Group Requests for Interventions

Executive Director’s Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar

Governance Task Force 2016 Report

  • Governance Practices and Policies 
Tribunal Committee Report 
  • Proposed Law Society Tribunal Rules of Practice and Procedure
Professional Regulation Committee Report
  • Alternative Business Structures Working Group Final Report 
  • Review of the Good Character Process 
  • In Camera Item 

Law Society Awards Committee Report 
 
Paralegal Award Selection Committee Report 
 
Compensation Committee Report 

 

Reports ​For Information:

 

Audit & Finance Committee Report

  • LawPRO Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 201​

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

  • Report of the Activities of the Discrimination and Harassment Counsel for the period of July 1 to December 31, 2018 
  • Human Rights Monitoring Group January 2019 Interventions
  • ​Human Rights Award Ceremony – Highlight Report 
  • Equity Legal Education and Rule of Law Series Calendar 

Professional Development and Competence Committee Report

  • Professional Development and Competence Division 2018 Program and Resource Report
Access to Justice Committee Report 
Convocation was held on February 28, 2019. View the webcast archive.