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Latest News: 2018

Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

December 11, 2018 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe.

Law Society approves lawyer licensing path that maintains transitional training, with enhancements

December 10, 2018 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario’s governing body today approved an option for lawyer licensing that retains the two, current transitional training pathways, with significant enhancements, as recommended by the Law Society’s Professional Development and Competence Committee.

December Convocation Webcast and Reports

December 07, 2018

Convocation will be held on December 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. View the materials and join the live webcast.

Law Society of Ontario recognized as Greater Toronto Top Employer for 2019

December 07, 2018 News Alert

Capping off a year that has been marked by changes big and small, the Law Society of Ontario has been named as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2019. This is the 13th year in a row that the Law Society has received this distinction.

Convocation Webcast & Materials for November 30, 2018

November 26, 2018

Convocation was held on November 30, 2018. View the archived webcast.

Law Society’s governing body approves 2019 budget

October 25, 2018 News Alert

The Law Society’s governing body today approved modest increases to the annual fees that lawyers and paralegals will pay to the Law Society in 2019. Lawyers will pay an additional of $18, resulting in an overall, annual fee of $2,201, while paralegals will pay an additional $15, for a total of $1,115. 

Convocation Webcast & Materials for October 25, 2018

October 23, 2018

Convocation will be held on October 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. View the materials and join the live webcast.

Bencher Election 2019

October 15, 2018

The next Law Society bencher election on April 30, 2019 marks the first time that lawyer and paralegal benchers will be elected simultaneously in Ontario.

Law Society opens nominations for 2019 Bencher election

October 15, 2018 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario today opened the candidate nominations process for the 2019 Bencher election, which takes place on April 30, 2019. This election marks the first time that lawyer and paralegal Benchers will be elected simultaneously in Ontario.

Law Society launches public awareness campaign to enhance accessibility and understanding

October 01, 2018 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario today kicked off a province-wide public awareness campaign, to generate greater understanding of what the Law Society does and how members of the public can access the right legal services when they need them.

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