Law Society

  • Quite a year

    Dec 10, 2018

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.

  • 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.

  • And so, it has begun

    Nov 12, 2018

    And so, it has begun. Lawyers in Ontario have begun publicly declaring their interest in running for the role of bencher for the Law Society of Ontario, in an election set to take place in April 2019.

  • 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.

cover image


Subscribers get early and easy access to Law Times.

Law Times Poll

The Law Society of Ontario’s recent decision to further cull the number of benchers at Convocation means that several longtime members will lose the rights either to speak or vote in the next few months. Do you agree with this move?