Decisions That Affect You: LSUC, Convocation

Photo: LSUC

Photo: LSUC

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law.

Ontario lawyers and paralegals in Ontario are self-governing. This means that lawyers and paralegals oversee their own regulation through the Law Society in accordance with the Law Society Act and its regulations. The Law Society of Upper Canada is governed by a board of directors. Known as benchers, the board includes lawyers, paralegals and lay persons (non-lawyers and non-paralegals), who meet most months in a meeting called Convocation to make policy decisions and to deal with other matters related to the governance of Ontario’s paralegals and lawyers.

Here are some decisions and information from the Law Society and Convocation, that affect paralegals:

Tribunal Orders & Decisions
Professional Regulation Committee
No More Paper Invoices
William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award
Public Education Equality & Rule of Law Series Events: 2014 -- 2015

One comment

  1. Paralegals are not self regulated as we must follow rules set by lawyers and/or copied for paralegals. I continue to say that I have not helped one person since I have been licensed that I could not help before…but now I have extra costs and regulatory rules that do nothing to advance access to justice for lower income people in Ontario.

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