News from Law Society of Upper Canada

The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the lawyers and paralegals of Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society ensures every individual who practises law or provides legal services in Ontario meets appropriate standards of learning, professional competence and professional conduct.

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 to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

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March 9: International Women's Day / Journée internationale des femmes panel discussion webcast

When: March 9, 2017, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto

Information: equityevents@lsuc.on.ca | 416-947-3413 | 1-800-668-7380, ext. 3413

The discussion will explore the barriers women face when running for elected office, or engaging in grassroots activism, and why more do not rise to the highest political positions.

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March 03, 2017

June 23: Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Event

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (panel discussion, 3 - 5 p.m., reception, 5 - 6 p.m.)

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto

RSVP: This public event is free, but space is limited. 

Presentations include, What are law schools and the Law Society doing to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action? How can training promote Intercultural competence?

Posted:
June 21, 2016

September 16: Targeted Legal Services & Access to Justice: We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., registration and continental breakfast: 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Where: The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto

Registration: Free, at lsuc.on.ca/targetedservices

Lawyers and paralegals are invited to a symposium on the interplay between targeted legal services and access to justice.

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September 02, 2015

Racialized Licensees - Challenges Report

The Law Society of Upper Canada invites input on their report on the challenges faced by racialized lawyers and paralegals.

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January 13, 2015

Racialized Licensees - Challenges Report

The Law Society of Upper Canada invites input on its report on challenges faced by racialized lawyers and paralegals. Written submissions should be sent to the Law Society by March 1, 2015.

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October 31, 2014

Legislation passed to increase number of Law Society paralegal directors

The Ontario legislature has passed legislation that will result in enhanced Law Society governance by increasing the number of elected paralegal benchers from two to five.

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December 11, 2013

Special RCIC admissions stream for licensed paralegals

The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) are working together on a special, streamlined admissions process for licensed paralegals who want to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

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August 16, 2013

May 7: Free public legal information sessions on wills, Small Claims Court

Date Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Time 5:30 p.m. Wills; 7 p.m. Small Claims Court
Place The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto, University & Queen W. (at Osgoode subway station)
Register Advance registration is required by May 3 to ensure a seat. Please register online or by phone: 416-947-3413/1-800-668-7380 ext. 3413.


In two, free, one-hour sessions, lawyers and paralegals will provide you with helpful information and explain common concerns about wills and Small Claims Court.

Posted:
April 23, 2013

Your Law: Ontario Law Simplified

The Law Society of Upper Canada has created short videos featuring legal experts who discuss five areas of law -- real estate, wills and estates, custody and child support, spousal support and property, and personal injury -- and how they can help people resolve their legal issues.

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November 29, 2010

Law Society of Upper Canada seeks input on unbundling of legal services and limited legal representation

The Law Society of Upper Canada has begun a review of the ethical and procedural issues relating to the "unbundling" of legal services and is seeking input on those issues.

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October 28, 2010