The Law Society of Ontario

About The Law Society of Ontario:

The Law Society regulates lawyers and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario and act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

Contact Information:
Media Inquiries
Members of the media, please contact Media Relations & Issues Management:
Toll-free: 1-800-668-7380 ext. 7605
Telephone: 416-947-7605
Email: stonkin@lsuc.on.ca or visit the Media Room

Latest

Jul 15, 2019, 09:02 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able...


Jun 27, 2019, 10:11 ET Malcolm Mercer elected for second term as Treasurer of Law Society of Ontario

TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - 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...


Jun 26, 2019, 18:30 ET Law Society presents four honorary LLDs to four outstanding legal leaders at Toronto ceremonies June 25 and 26

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - 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...


Jun 20, 2019, 16:51 ET Law Society presents honorary LLD to The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C., O.Ont., at London Call to Bar ceremony

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - 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., ...


Jun 20, 2019, 16:22 ET Media Advisory - Law Society to present honorary LLDs to four outstanding legal leaders at Toronto ceremonies June 25 and 26

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario will present Doctor of Laws (LLD) degrees, to four outstanding legal leaders at its June Call to the Bar ceremonies at Roy Thomson Hall in...


Jun 17, 2019, 13:02 ET Law Society presents honorary LLD to noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi

TORONTO, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - 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...


Jun 17, 2019, 12:46 ET Media Advisory - Law Society to present honorary LLD to The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C., O.Ont.

TORONTO, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ontario's 27th Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C.,...


Jun 17, 2019, 11:45 ET Media Advisory - Law Society hosts discussion on transgender youth and inclusion to mark Pride Month 2019

TORONTO, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Section (SOGIC) of the Ontario Bar Association will host their annual...


Jun 13, 2019, 11:36 ET Media Advisory - Noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi to receive Law Society honorary LLD

TORONTO, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at ...


Jun 03, 2019, 10:51 ET Media Advisory - AccessAbility at the Human Rights Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board

TORONTO, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario, along with ARCH Disability Law Centre, will host a discussion panel about accessibility at administrative tribunals as part of the National...


May 23, 2019, 13:54 ET Outstanding Ontario legal professionals honoured at 2019 Law Society Awards ceremony

TORONTO, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Outstanding members of Ontario's legal professions were recognized for their career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards...


May 16, 2019, 11:28 ET Outstanding legal professionals to receive 2019 Law Society Awards on May 22

TORONTO, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society...


May 01, 2019, 10:30 ET Ontario lawyers elect new governing body for 2019-23 term

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario has a new governing board for the 2019-23 bencher term, following the election of 40 lawyer benchers and five paralegals — from a total of 126...


Apr 30, 2019, 12:53 ET Media Advisory - Addressing online hate and religious intolerance on Holocaust Remembrance Day

TORONTO, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario, along with the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, and The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, will host a panel discussion in ...


Apr 11, 2019, 19:04 ET Law Society expresses grave concern over deep cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario is gravely concerned over the Ontario Government's plans to cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by over 30 per cent, as outlined today in the...


Mar 20, 2019, 12:57 ET Project group funded by Law Foundation of Ontario launches website to improve access to family justice

TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - A new website designed to help Ontarians with their family law needs launched on February 12. Now, members of the public can go to FamilyLawLSS.ca to access a roster...


Mar 18, 2019, 10:07 ET Media Advisory - Law Society of Ontario celebrates International Francophonie Day 2019

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario will celebrate International Francophonie Day 2019 by hosting a special two-part event on Wednesday, March 20, at Osgoode Hall. The first...


Mar 13, 2019, 11:56 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able...


Mar 13, 2019, 10:41 ET Law Society announces 2019 award recipients

Outstanding legal professionals to be honoured at annual awards ceremony TORONTO, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career...


Feb 14, 2019, 13:48 ET Media Advisory - Law Society of Ontario and Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Organize Black History Month Event

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - In celebration of Black History Month 2019, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers will host a special event on February 19 at Osgoode ...


Jan 25, 2019, 12:55 ET Renowned contract lawyer and educator receives honorary LLD from Law Society

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Angela Swan, today, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall in...


Jan 22, 2019, 12:03 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able...


Dec 11, 2018, 14:41 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able...


Dec 10, 2018, 16:03 ET Law Society approves lawyer licensing path that maintains transitional training, with enhancements

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - 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 ...


Dec 07, 2018, 12:14 ET Law Society of Ontario recognized as Greater Toronto Top Employer for 2019

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - 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...