professional regulation


  • 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.

  • Some things change

    Apr 1, 2019

    I think a legal topic has hit peak coverage when you find people who aren’t lawyers who have suddenly become keenly interested in it.

  • Let right prevail

    Apr 1, 2019

    This bencher election is a significantly important one. A self-regulating profession needs regulators who represent a mix of experience, balance, compassion, energy, engagement and a concern for its members.

  • Pay attention to lawyers outside Toronto, say bencher hopefuls

    Pay attention to lawyers outside Toronto, say bencher hopefuls

    Mar 25, 2019

    Bencher candidates practising outside of the Greater Toronto Area say lawyers in their regions are looking for better communication from the Law Society of Ontario and support of local law associations and libraries.

  • Paralegals push for family law reform in election

    Paralegals push for family law reform in election

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Law Society of Ontario is in the midst of a major overhaul of the role of paralegals in family law — and a proposal on the issue could become an imminent issue for the regulator’s newly elected benchers.

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