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LSUC panel ignites debate at Convocation over delivery of legal services through civil societies

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 7:22 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Alternative Business Structures Working Group ignited debate at the last Convocation before the summer break with a motion to allow licensees to deliver legal services through civil society organizations.

The motion, presented by working group chairs Susan McGrath and Malcolm Mercer on June 29, recommended the direct delivery of legal services through civil society organizations, such as charities, not-for-profit organizations and trade unions in order to facilitate access to justice.

“The working group presents this report to Convocation through the...