Bencher Elections


  • Tech debate hits bencher election

    Tech debate hits bencher election

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers say they are looking to the Law Society of Ontario for guidance on technology issues, particularly cybersecurity and access to justice. But at the same time, bar members and bencher hopefuls disagree on how far the LSO should go in creating new rules to enforce technological competency.

  • Generational change

    Feb 4, 2019

    This issue contains different stories involving issues facing young lawyers and their representation at bodies such as the Law Society of Ontario. The issue is top of mind in the lead-up to the upcoming bencher election, which will take place in April.

  • The election cometh

    Jan 28, 2019

    If the hundreds of people who tuned into a Law Society of Ontario webcast on the upcoming bencher election is any indication, this could be a very exciting race.

  • Pro Bono Ontario requests LSO match

    Pro Bono Ontario requests LSO match

    Nov 26, 2018

    Pro Bono Ontario says the Law Society of Ontario is considering funding to sustain Pro Bono Ontario’s Law Help Centres, which are set to close Dec. 14.

  • Lawyers kick in funding to help PBO centres

    Lawyers kick in funding to help PBO centres

    Nov 19, 2018

    Ontario lawyers raised $150,000 in 10 days to fund Pro Bono Ontario, after the non-profit said it would not have enough money to run three legal help centres next year, despite holding meetings with multiple regulators over the past few months.

  • Under pressure

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Ontario legal community has expressed a significant amount of dismay about the closure of three Pro Bono Ontario legal help centres in Ottawa and Toronto, with heavy hitters such as former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin voicing support for their continued existence.

  • Bencher hopefuls push LSO on pro bono funds

    Bencher hopefuls push LSO on pro bono funds

    Nov 12, 2018

    Voters and candidates are examining the Law Society of Ontario’s role in promoting pro bono funding amid the closure of popular legal help centres in several Ontario courthouses.

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