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February 24, 2022

Conduct rules amended: Convocation amended the lawyer and paralegal rules of conduct to reflect recent changes to the contingency fee legislative regime. See the full report.

Rules of practice and procedure amended: The Law Society Tribunal’s Rules of Practice and Procedure were amended with the addition of Rule 21: Failure to co-operate applications. The new rule and related amendments streamline the summary hearing process. See the full report.  

DHCs reappointed:  Fay Faraday, Lai-King Hum and Natasha Persaud were reappointed as Discrimination and Harassment Counsel (DHCs) for a term of three years. The DHC program confidentially assists anyone who may have experienced discrimination or harassment by a lawyer, paralegal or student member of the Law Society. Learn more.

Annual General Meeting: The Law Society’s AGM will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 11 at 5:15 p.m. Learn more.

Human Rights Monitoring Group (HRMG) interventions approved: Convocation approved letters of intervention regarding Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo of Colombia and Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia. The HRMG monitors human rights violations that target members of the legal profession and the judiciary. See the full report
 
Other decisions
Tribunal Appointments

Agenda

Agenda
Public Minutes

Treasurer’s Remarks
Address by Gordon Currie, Chair, Pro Bono Ontario

Reports

Consent Agenda - Motion
  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation – November 26, 2021
  • Motions
    • 2022 Annual General Meeting
    • Tribunal Appointments
    • In Camera Item


Joint Report of the Paralegal Standing and the Professional Regulation Committees

  • Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct and Paralegal Rules of Conduct – Contingency Fee Agreements
 

Tribunal Committee Report

  • Amendments to the Rules of Practice and Procedure - Rule 21 Failure to Co-operate Application
 

Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee Report

  • In Camera Item
For information:
  • Report on the Mid-Term Review of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan
 
Human Rights Monitoring Group Requests for Intervention
  • Colombia
  • Saudi Arabia
 

CEO’s Report


Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee Report

  • In Camera Item
For information:  

Compensation Committee Report (in camera)

Treasurer’s Report (in camera)

Treasurer’s Report (in camera)

  • Law Society Awards
 

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION ONLY

Audit & Finance Committee Report

  • LAWPRO Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
  • LiRN Inc. Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
  • Investment Compliance Reports for the Quarter ended December 31, 2021
 

Professional Development and Competence Committee Report

  • Professional Development & Competence Division 2021 Program and Resource Report
 
CEO’s Report (in camera)

The Law Society held a virtual Convocation on February 24. Here is the link to the webcast.

Licensees, members of the media and the public are welcome to view the public portions of Convocation via the Law Society’s webcast. While audio recording is permissible for note taking purposes only, the webcast or video archive of the proceedings may not be captured, recorded or distributed for any purpose. 

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