Tag Archives: Convocation

Paralegal Election Delayed: LSUC News

Front row, left to right: Marie Henein, LSM; Thora H. Espinet, Lincoln Alexander Award; Gary Yee, LSM; Breese Davies, Laura Legge Award; Law Society Treasurer Paul Schabas; Sarah E. Colquhoun, LSM; Dena D. Castro, William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award; and Joanna Radbord, LSM. Back row, left to right: Grace Alcaide Janicas, J. Shirley Denison […]

No Judicial Review: Trinity Loses Bid to Force Accreditation

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) cannot be compelled to adopt a world view that includes discrimination. So found the Divisional Court today, in denying a Judicial Review application brought by a controversial proposed faith-based law school. Trinity Western University (TWU) sought to overturn the Law Society’s decision not to accredit its graduates, accusing […]

Paralegal Competence Update, Convocation Reports – May

May 28 marked the first Convocation for 18 new lawyer Benchers elected last month, and the first for new Paralegal Standing Committee (PSC) Chair Michelle Haigh. “I am thrilled to provide my first report as Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee to Convocation today,” Haigh said. “I am nervous, energized and extremely excited to take […]

Janet Minor, LSUC Treasurer

40 Elected Lawyer Benchers – 2015 Election Results

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has a new governing board for the 2015–19 bencher term, with the election of 40 lawyer benchers from a list of 95 candidates. “I’m very pleased to be re-elected. Lawyers throughout the province have elected a group of 40 benchers who are well-equipped to lead the Law Society […]

Darryl Singer

Now It’s Their Turn: 97 Lawyer Bencher Candidates Running for Convocation

Pending any drop-outs, the list of candidates for lawyer bencher sits at a whopping 97, vying for 40 seats at Convocation. Nearly half the lawyer benchers who will be elected April 30 will be new to Convocation, as 17 of the 40 positions will be vacant. As with the paralegal bencher election last March, the […]

Decisions That Affect You: LSUC, Convocation

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 […]

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