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Current Regulatory Actions

As regulator of Ontario's lawyers and paralegals, the Law Society investigates complaints and other matters where a lawyer or paralegal may have failed to meet standards of learning, professional competence and conduct.

Some matters proceed to a hearing and result in an order by the Law Society Tribunal.

The Law Society also prosecutes illegal practitioners who practise law or provide legal services to the public without a licence.

Information about regulatory proceedings is available on the Law Society Tribunal website.

Current Regulatory Actions

Current Proceedings

Notices are issued at the beginning of a proceeding before the Law Society Tribunal.

Notices include:

  • notices of application for conduct, capacity, competence, non-compliance, reinstatement or terms dispute proceedings
  • notices of referral for hearing for licensing, restoration, retired judges appearing as counsel and working with or employing unauthorized persons proceedings
  • notices of motion for an interlocutory suspension or restriction of a lawyer's or paralegal's licence
  • notices of appeal

View current proceedings on the Law Society Tribunal website.

Upcoming Hearings

The Law Society Tribunal handles hearings and appeals, and is responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of notices of application and referral for hearing.

The Law Society Tribunal sends summaries of Tribunal decisions by email on a weekly basis. If you  would like to be added to this distribution list, please contact

View upcoming hearings on the Law Society Tribunal website.

Orders and Reasons

The Law Society Tribunal publishes orders that affect the status of a lawyer or paralegal to practise law or provide legal services, end a proceeding, address the issue of costs or determine some other significant matter. Orders may be updated to reflect amendments or corrections. It also written Reasons for Decision in most, but not all cases.

View the latest Orders on the Law Society Tribunal website.

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