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Latest News: 2016

Holiday Closures

December 20, 2016

Please note that the Law Society will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30, 2016 and Jan. 2, 2017.

Paralegal Update - December 2016

December 19, 2016

Information about filing 2016 Annual Reports, 2017 Law Society Awards, CPD and more.

Law Society builds roster for new Coach and Advisor Network

December 19, 2016

The Law Society of Upper Canada is calling on Ontario lawyers and paralegals interested in becoming volunteer coaches and advisors to apply to its new Coach and Advisor Network (CAN).

Law Society named GTA Top Employer for 11th consecutive year

December 12, 2016

The Law Society of Upper Canada has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2017. This is the 11th year in a row that the legal regulator has received this prestigious honour.

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concern about the sentencing of human rights lawyer Xia Lin in China

December 12, 2016

Xia Lin is a prominent human rights lawyer whose clients include Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, fellow human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, and human rights defender Guo Yushan. On September 22, 2016, Xia Lin was sentenced to 12 years in prison. 

Law Society’s governing body adopts strategies to end systemic racism in legal professions

December 02, 2016

The Law Society’s governing body approved the final report by the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group. It contains 13 robust recommendations designed to address issues of systemic racism in the legal professions.

Law Society announces 2016 Human Rights Award honorees

November 24, 2016

Dr. Cindy Blackstock and Waleed Abu al-Khair recognized for their extensive contributions to human rights

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns over the harassment of lawyer Ramón Cadena Rámila

November 11, 2016

Ramón Cadena Rámila is a well-known human rights lawyer and the International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ) regional director for Central America.

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns over arrest of lawyer Jamshed Yorov in Tajikistan

November 11, 2016

Jamshed Yorov is known for representing Mahmadalli Hait, the deputy chairman of the banned opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.

Law Society’s 2017 budget addresses key priorities

November 09, 2016

Licensees who enroll in annual pre-authorized payment plan are eligible for discount of up to $50

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