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Statement from Treasurer Teresa Donnelly: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 01, 2021 News Releases

Treasurer Teresa Donnelly made the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Ontario.

Law Society announces team of experts to support new Access to Innovation project

September 27, 2021 News Releases

In April, the Law Society of Ontario’s Board of Directors (also known as Convocation) approved a five-year pilot project – now named Access to Innovation (A2I) – which will allow providers of innovative technological legal services (ITLS) to serve consumers while complying with operating conditions that protect the public.

Call for applications

The Law Society is currently seeking applications from qualified lawyers and paralegals for the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee.

Contingency fee reform — enhancing consumer protection & reducing licensee burdens

June 24, 2021 News Releases

On July 1, new requirements regarding contingency fees will come into force. The changes enhance consumer protection by improving transparency and fairness for clients – thereby improving access to justice. The changes also benefit lawyers and paralegals by assisting with client communication and reducing administrative burdens.

Statement from Treasurer Teresa Donnelly: Kamloops Indian Residential School

June 23, 2021 News Releases

Treasurer Teresa Donnelly made the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Ontario...

Law Society seeks feedback: Addressing career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals, responding to Ontarian’s legal needs

June 23, 2021 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario’s Competence Task Force is seeking input on how to maintain and enhance the career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals in a manner that protects the public interest and is responsive to the public’s legal needs.

Treasurer Nominations

May 13, 2021 News Releases

As of the close of nominations of candidates for the election of Treasurer on May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m., there was one candidate nominated for the election of Treasurer.

Law Society to launch innovative technological legal services pilot project

April 23, 2021 News ReleasesGazette

Today, the Law Society of Ontario’s Board of Directors (also known as Convocation), approved a five-year pilot project which will allow the Law Society to assess the potential benefits of innovative technological legal services (ITLS) while enhancing public protection.

Prominent human rights lawyer to receive Law Society’s Human Rights Award

March 11, 2021 News Releases

Prominent human rights lawyer, outstanding academic and exceptional international legal advocate Payam Akhavan is the recipient of the Law Society of Ontario’s Human Rights Award. A virtual event will take place in June.

Law Society announces 2021 award recipients

March 10, 2021 News Releases

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their outstanding career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony, which will be held virtually, on May 26, 2021.

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