professional regulation


  • Tribunal examines ‘Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP’ advertisements

    Tribunal examines ‘Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP’ advertisements

    Jun 12, 2019

    Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division was split on the marketing practices of one of the province’s biggest real estate law firms, which goes by Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP.

  • Toronto plastic surgeon probed for unprofessional conduct

    Toronto plastic surgeon probed for unprofessional conduct

    May 23, 2019

    Physician ordered to remove security cameras from consultation rooms

  • Ryerson law school plan would let students skip articling

    Ryerson law school plan would let students skip articling

    Apr 29, 2019

    Ryerson University has a proposal that would allow graduates to bypass articling by putting practice preparation directly into its law school curriculum.

  • The meaning of community

    Apr 29, 2019

    It’s been a long campaign for those running in #BencherElection2019, with the end in sight. Part of the ongoing discussion (and controversy) that has emerged is around voter turnout.

  • Fixed fees advertising in real estate ads questioned

    Fixed fees advertising in real estate ads questioned

    Apr 15, 2019

    Real estate lawyers continue to advertise fixed-fee services with exceptions, despite tighter restrictions passed by the Law Society of Ontario less than two years ago.

  • Sustainability of self-regulation scrutinized

    Sustainability of self-regulation scrutinized

    Apr 15, 2019

    Bencher candidate John Nunziata says he thinks the provincial government may have to intervene in the legal profession’s self-regulation model following the bencher election ending April 30.

  • Never a dull moment

    Apr 15, 2019

    This week, voting begins for the Law Society of Ontario’s bencher election.

  • Questions around CPD raised by bencher hopefuls

    Questions around CPD raised by bencher hopefuls

    Apr 8, 2019

    The Law Society of Ontario’s 2019 budget estimates the governing body will spend about $1 million more this year than last year on continuing professional development and says it will receive half a million dollars less in revenue from the endeavour.

  • Donations pledged for recent calls’ votes

    Donations pledged for recent calls’ votes

    Apr 8, 2019

    Several candidates in the Law Society of Ontario’s bencher election say they will donate a sum of money for every lawyer who was called to the bar in the past decade and casts a ballot.

  • Do incumbents have an edge?

    Do incumbents have an edge?

    Apr 1, 2019

    In the last bencher election, in 2015, all 22 incumbent lawyer benchers that ran for re-election kept their seats in Convocation, of 40 available spots, according to statistics from the Law Society of Ontario analyzed by Law Times.

Law Times Poll


Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that real estate lawyer Doug Downey will be Ontario’s new attorney general. Do you expect Downey to take a substantially different approach to his portfolio than his predecessor in the role?
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