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LSUC benchers approve statement of principles, adopt access to justice measures

Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM | By Ian Burns

Despite much attention being paid to a contentious statement of principles to promote diversity, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) Dec. 1 Convocation adopted a number of other significant recommendations that will have an effect on how the legal system operates in the future.

LSUC treasurer Paul SchabasOver the past few months, the law society has been mired in a debate over “compelled speech” after benchers endorsed recommendation 3(1) in the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group’s Final Report, which requires licensees to “adopt and...