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LSO requests feedback on competence framework
Teresa Donnelly
“A commitment to career-long competence is one of the hallmarks of a self-regulating profession,” said Teresa Donnelly, treasurer of the LSO, in a statement.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 9:41 AM

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) Competence Task Force has released a call for comment on “how to maintain and enhance the career-long competence of lawyers and paralegals in a manner that protects the public interest and is responsive to the public’s legal needs.” ... [read more]

Ottawa proposing legislation to curb online, offline hate David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 1:25 PM

The federal government is proposing legislative changes it says would better protect Canadians from being the targets of hate crimes and online hate speech. ... [read more]

Ontario moves to Step Two of reopening ahead of schedule

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 12:33 PM

The Ontario government announced it will move the province into “Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen” at 12:01 a.m. on June 30. According to a news release issued on June 24, Step Two “focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn, with other restrictions in place.” ... [read more]

LSO re-elected treasurer, modernized Tribunal Rules of Practice and Procedure

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 12:20 PM

On June 23, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Convocation elected Teresa Donnelly as treasurer for a second term and passed motions to modernize the election of the chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee as well as the Rules of Practice and Procedure at the Law Society Tribunal. ... [read more]

Judge’s role is to adjudicate ‘on the basis of law, precedent and evidence,’ SCC nominee says Subscriber only content Justice Mahmud Jamal

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 2:05 PM

Justice Mahmud Jamal, the Trudeau government’s nominee to the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the impending retirement of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, says he hopes to serve with an open mind and a willingness to listen while remaining “very mindful” of the responsibility which comes with being the first person of colour to be named to Canada’s top court. ... [read more]