The Law Society of Ontario is calling for members to weigh in on a series of proposals that could shrink the number of benchers and phase out some members, according to a report to Convocation from the Governance Task Force released this week.
A hearing for lawyer James Morton, a sole practitioner at Morton Barristers in Hamilton, Ont., is scheduled for Aug. 13 before the Law Society of Ontario’s tribunal in Toronto.
An Ontario judge weighed in on a real estate dispute this week, deciding that a prospective buyer must forfeit his deposit after he pulled out of a deal, even though his pre-incorporation contract expressly protected against personal liability.
A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has decided to move forward with the termination of a lawyer’s licence in a decision that included a lengthy analysis of the lawyer’s mental health issues.
Law professor Ryan Alford was ordered to pay almost $10,000 in costs to the Law Society of Ontario after a judge decided a case about the law society’s Statement of Principles should be transferred to Divisional Court.
Caroline Mulroney was appointed Ontario’s attorney general June 29 and some lawyers say they’ll be watching for her to examine the inefficiencies of the legal system — and they are divided on how she could fix it.
Making sure that lawyers and paralegals are meeting entry-level competency requirements will be a key role of the law society under new treasurer Malcolm Mercer.
An Ontario judge said this week he would not dismiss a defamation suit brought by a Middle Eastern restaurant — a decision that clarifies the limits of a law protecting public expression, the plaintiff’s counsel says.
Ontario personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger will receive a reprimand from the Law Society of Ontario after complaints about his advertising tactics in London, Ont.