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Latest News: 2019

Notice: Continuation of Statement of Principles debate

August 14, 2019 News Alert

A special meeting of Convocation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to continue the consideration of the matter of the Statement of Principles and deal with other business.

Notice to public regarding fraudulent inheritance scheme

August 14, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society is alerting the public about a fraudulent inheritance scheme involving letters from people posing as lawyers.

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

July 15, 2019 News Alert

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

Malcolm Mercer elected for second term as Treasurer of Law Society of Ontario

June 27, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario’s governing board today re-elected Malcolm Mercer as Treasurer for a second term. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest.

Law Society presents four honorary LLDs to four outstanding legal leaders at Toronto ceremonies June 25 and 26

June 26, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario presented Doctor of Laws(LLD) degrees, to four outstanding legal leaders at its June Call to the Bar ceremonies at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on June 25 and 26: The Honourable Gloria Epstein, Professor Thulisile Madonsela, Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C.,and Professor Stephen Toope, O.C.

Law Society presents honorary LLD to The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C., O.Ont., at London Call to Bar ceremony

June 20, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), today to Ontario’s 27th Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C., O.Ont., at its Call to the Bar ceremony at RBC Place London.

Law Society presents honorary LLD to noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi

June 17, 2019

The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 17.

Important Notice: June 27 Convocation

June 13, 2019 News Alert

The Law Society is expecting a large audience of observers to attend June 27 Convocation, which will be held in the Lamont Learning Centre, on the first floor of Osgoode Hall at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. We encourage anyone who plans to follow the proceedings of the June 27 meeting of Convocation to plan ahead and consider all available viewing options, including webcast.

Update on Licensing Exams - scheduling and accommodations

June 11, 2019

We apologize for the scheduling of the Barrister Examination on Eid, on June 4, 2019. This was a mistake on our part. We strive to respect the diversity of our legal community and to take into account religious and cultural holidays in the licensing process. We are currently reviewing our protocols and procedures to ensure that the scheduling of the licensing examinations does not result in such a conflict in the future.

June Convocation – notices of motion

June 05, 2019

The Secretary to Convocation has received notices of motion for June 27, 2019 Convocation.  

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