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Dec 22, 2017, 09:00 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be...


Dec 08, 2017, 10:34 ET Law Society named Greater Toronto Top Employer for 12th consecutive year

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - For the 12th year in a row, the Law Society has been named as one of Greater Toronto's 2018 Top Employers. Held by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the competition recognizes...


Dec 01, 2017, 15:36 ET Law Society's governing body approves plans to regulate contingency fees for better public access and protection

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society's governing body today approved overwhelmingly a report with several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring...


Dec 01, 2017, 12:23 ET Law Society benchers approve action plan to improve access to justice for families via special licensing for paralegals and others

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society's governing body today approved, in principle, an action plan to help improve access to justice for Ontario families. The plan includes establishing a...


Nov 15, 2017, 09:30 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be...


Nov 10, 2017, 11:04 ET Law Society publishes recommendations on contingency fees

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society today released a report on transforming the way contingency fees are managed in Ontario's legal professions. The report puts forward several...


Nov 02, 2017, 13:06 ET Law Society's governing body approves 2018 budget

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society's governing body today approved an increase of $267 to the annual fee that lawyers will pay to the Law Society in 2018. Paralegals will pay an additional ...


Nov 02, 2017, 11:20 ET Law Society's governing board votes to change the regulator's name to "Law Society of Ontario"

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada's governing body (Convocation) today voted to change the regulator's name from the Law Society of Upper Canada to the "Law Society of...


Sep 28, 2017, 16:51 ET Law Society's governing board votes overwhelmingly to change the regulator's name at next meeting

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - To further its commitment to facilitating access to justice for Ontarians, the Law Society of Upper Canada's governing body (Convocation) today voted overwhelmingly to ...


Sep 27, 2017, 13:35 ET Justice LaForme receives honorary LLD at Call to Bar ceremony

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada today presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Harry S. LaForme at its Call to the Bar...


Sep 27, 2017, 10:32 ET Robert Lapper to step down as Law Society CEO

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Paul Schabas, Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), announced today that Robert Lapper has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer. Mr....


Sep 25, 2017, 13:27 ET Media Advisory - Justice LaForme to receive honorary LLD at September 27 Call to Bar ceremony

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Harry S. LaForme at its Call to the Bar ceremony in...


Aug 29, 2017, 11:40 ET The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Law Society...


Aug 03, 2017, 12:17 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession in Turkey and Venezuela

TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be...


Jul 10, 2017, 16:19 ET The Law Society of Upper Canada and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada express grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional lawyers

TORONTO, July 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) express grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional...


Jul 06, 2017, 15:35 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be...


Jun 28, 2017, 14:25 ET Panel appointed to immediately review how Law Society regulatory and hearing processes affect Indigenous Peoples

TORONTO, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Law Society Treasurer Paul Schabas today announced the appointment of a review panel to examine the way in which the Law Society and its Tribunal address regulatory...


Jun 27, 2017, 17:37 ET Chief Justice of Ontario and internationally acclaimed scholar receive honorary LLDs from Law Society

TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada presented honorary Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, and Dr....


Jun 27, 2017, 09:40 ET Trail blazing judge and Nobel Peace Prize nominee receive honorary LLDs from Law Society

TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada presented honorary Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré and Sheila Watt-Cloutier,...


Jun 23, 2017, 16:11 ET Former Law Society Treasurer Thomas G. Conway honoured with LLD for exceptional advocacy and leadership

TORONTO, June 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Thomas G. Conway at its Call to the Bar ceremony on June 23 in Ottawa. The ...


Jun 21, 2017, 13:33 ET Media Advisory - Chief Justice among four exceptional individuals to be honoured at Toronto Call to Bar ceremonies this month

TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Four prominent Canadians will receive honorary Doctor of Laws degrees (LLD) from the Law Society of Upper Canada at Call to the Bar ceremonies in Toronto on June 26 and ...


Jun 20, 2017, 11:26 ET The Honourable Mary Jo McLaughlin Nolan receives honorary LLD for her extraordinary mentorship and advocacy for the marginalized

TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ -The Law Society of Upper Canada presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Mary Jo M. Nolan at its Call to the Bar ceremony on June 19...


Jun 19, 2017, 11:30 ET Media Advisory - Former Law Society Treasurer Thomas G. Conway to be honoured for exceptional advocacy and leadership

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Thomas G. Conway at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Ottawa on June 23. As part...


Jun 15, 2017, 12:06 ET Media Advisory - The Honourable Mary Jo McLaughlin Nolan to receive honorary LLD for her extraordinary mentorship and advocacy for the marginalized

LONDON, ON, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Mary Jo M. Nolan at its Call to the Bar ceremony in...


May 31, 2017, 11:00 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be...