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February 27, 2020

Strategic objectives set for 2019-23 bencher term
Convocation approved four key strategic objectives for the 2019-23 bencher term. Full story. Full report.

Paralegal rules amended re: conflict of interest standard
Convocation amended the Paralegal Rules of Conduct to extend the modified conflict of interest standard in the short-term pro bono legal services rules. Full story. Full report.

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Osgoode Hall on Wednesday May 13, 2020. The meeting will be available for viewing via webcast. Full story.



By-Law 4 amended to revoke licensing exemption for insured workers’ group

Motion re: Twitter activity following Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee meeting – the motion was ruled out of order  

Motion re: Bencher and non-bencher advisor participation in committee meetings – the motion was tabled (debate deferred indefinitely)

Motion re: Compensation Fund – the motion was approved


Public Minutes
Public Transcript


Consent Agenda - Motion

  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation – November 29, 2019
  • Motions
    • 2020 Annual General Meeting
    • Tribunal Appointments
  • Executive Director’s Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar

Paralegal Standing Committee Report

  • Amendments to By-Law 4 Respecting Paralegal Licensing Exemptions
  • Amendments to the Conflict of Interest Rules – Pro Bono and Other Short-Term Legal Services
Priority Planning Committee Report
  • 2019-2023 Strategic Plan
Audit & Finance Committee Report
  • Motion Respecting the Compensation Fund
For information:
  • LawPRO Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
  • LibraryCo Inc. Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Notices of Motion
  • Fagan/Brown Motion #1
  • Fagan/Brown Motion #2

CEO’s Report (in camera)
Law Society Awards/LL.D. Advisory Committee Report (in camera)
Paralegal Award Selection Committee Report (in camera)
Compensation Committee Report (in camera)

Reports ​For Information Only:

Professional Regulation Committee Report

  • 2019 Annual Report of the Complaints Resolution Commissioner
  • Professional Regulation Division 2019 End-of-Year Report

Tribunal Committee Report

  • Law Society Tribunal Quarterly Statistics from October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Correspondence Received by LSO re: Fagan/Brown Notices of Motion
Convocation was webcast on February 27. View the archived webcast.
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