- Mar 25, 2019
This has been a tough winter in Canada — one of the hardest in recent years, climate change notwithstanding. Thanks to extended periods of frigid temperatures in southern Canada, we’ve all had unhappy tutorials in the science of things such as polar vortexes and weather bombs. So it was that it was often warmer in Whitehorse than in Toronto. At least in the circles I run, that meant that February was a grumpier month than it usually is. It also meant that, more than once, I found myself mumbling the Duke of Gloucester’s famous line from Shakespeare’s Richard III, “Now is the winter of our discontent.”
Mar 22, 2019
Luke’s Place, a non-profit in Ontario’s Durham Region that helps train lawyers to work with clients leaving abusive relationships, was recognized with annual awards from both Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association.
Mar 18, 2019
With the Law Society of Ontario bencher election about a month away, many bencher candidates are expanding the breadth of their campaign to social media to engage with legal colleagues and the general public.
Mar 12, 2019
Corporate counsel are not currently represented as benchers at the Law Society of Ontario, but three Toronto-based lawyers running in this election are hoping to bring the in-house voice to Convocation.
Mar 8, 2019
It has been more than a decade since the Law Society of Ontario voted to enhance the retention and advancement of women, and some candidates for bencher say it’s time to tackle the issue again.
Mar 1, 2019
Benchers at the Law Society of Ontario were divided at a Feb. 28 Convocation meeting over new proposed rules for Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal.
Feb 13, 2019
A group that opposes the Law Society of Ontario’s Statement of Principles says it is raising money to campaign for a slate of candidates in the upcoming bencher election.
- Dec 17, 2018
For lawyers in Ontario, 2018 will be the year where major opportunities were missed.
Dec 12, 2018
A short-tempered Ontario lawyer who bit off a chunk of a grieving man’s ear in a 2013 fight, involving racial slurs, spit and a four-car funeral procession, had his legal licence suspended for four months.
Dec 11, 2018
The Law Society of Ontario decided on Monday to alter the training process for young lawyers, approving a proposal to mandate pay for articling students and audit the firms where they work.
Dec 3, 2018
In an effort to improve the efficiency of its governance, the Law Society of Ontario on Friday approved changes to limit the rights of honorary members to contribute to debates.
- Dec 3, 2018
How do law society rules impact the type of marketing you can use? The Law Society of Ontario recently added to its advertising rules, which state that a lawyer may market legal services only if they can show it to be demonstrably true, accurate and verifiable.
Nov 26, 2018
A panel of Ontario Court of Appeal judges has allowed the appeal of a lawyer who amended his claim that the Law Society of Ontario’s disciplinary process amounted to wrongful abuse of power.
Nov 19, 2018
A judge with the Superior Court of Justice has excoriated the provincial government over the state of conditions at the Brampton Courthouse, west of Toronto.
Justice Peter Daley, a regional senior judge with the central west region, says there are a host of problems that have resulted due to a lack of hearing rooms and office space at the courthouse, even after a memorandum of understanding was signed in 2008 with the government of the day.
Nov 12, 2018
Donations to help Pro Bono Ontario keep the doors open at three Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa are building, along with pressure on government and the Law Society of Ontario to help with funding for the non-profit organization.
- Oct 22, 2018
This year, the Law Society of Ontario embarked on a series of consultations on its governance structure and lawyer licensing.
- Oct 15, 2018
The LSO needs to consider revamping some traditions that no longer seem to fit with modern society.
Oct 2, 2018
A Calgary law firm that does work in the fintech and crypto-currency sector has begun accepting payment for legal services in Bitcoin.
- Sep 28, 2018
A report from the Law Society of Ontario’s Human Rights Monitoring Group stoked debate among some prominent benchers this week regarding the law society’s role in politics.
- Sep 4, 2018
I felt guilty putting my family through what I was experiencing; they have been here before. At the time, I was under a good character investigation by the Law Society of Ontario.