Media Room

Welcome to the Law Society of Ontario's media room.

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  stonkin@lso.ca  
Communications Advisor           
 Gelek Badheytsang   (416)947-5273  gbadheyt@lso.ca

 

 

Recent News Releases

Jun 28, 2018   News Release: Malcolm M. Mercer elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario 

true Toronto, ON — Malcolm M. Mercer has been elected to lead the Law Society of Ontario as its 67 th  Treasurer. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest. He succeeds former Treasurer Paul Schabas. “I am extreme


Jun 27, 2018   News Release: Extraordinary solicitor, Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Q.C., LSM, receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario 

true TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Q.C, LSM, at its Call to the Bar ceremony on June 27, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorat


Jun 26, 2018   News Release: Justice Mandamin receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario 

true TORONTO, ON  — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Leonard S. Mandamin, at its afternoon Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards


Jun 26, 2018   News Release: Justice Cronk receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario 

true TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Eleanore A. Cronk, at its morning Call to the Bar ceremony on June 26, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honora


Jun 21, 2018   News Release: Internationally acclaimed scholar receives honorary LLD from Law Society 
Internationally acclaimed scholar receives honorary LLD from Law Society

Jun 15, 2018   News Release: Supreme Court Decision affirms Law Society of Ontario’s role in ensuring equal access to legal profession 
On June 15, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Law Society of Ontario’s  2014 decision to deny accreditation to Trinity Western University’s proposed law school — and affirmed the legal regulator’s role in preventing and removing discriminatory barriers to access to the legal profession.

Jun 1, 2018   News Release: Law Society responds to Supreme Court Decision regarding Joe Groia 

true Toronto, ON — The Supreme Court of Canada today reaffirmed the important role of the Law Society of Ontario in regulating in-court conduct and the importance of both civility and resolute advocacy.  Although the Court allowed Mr. Groia’s appeal, the Court accepted the test for incivility and miscond


May 24, 2018   News Release: Law Society launches consultation on four options for future of lawyer licensing in Ontario 

true Toronto, ON — The Law Society of Ontario released a consultation paper on May 24, 2018, to launch the second phase of its comprehensive analysis  of the lawyer licensing process. Developed by the Professional Development and Competence Committee, the document outlines possible options for a long-term