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Law Society of Ontario approves increased involvement with Legal Aid Ontario

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 12:07 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The first Convocation held under the Law Society of Ontario’s new name saw the passage of a motion brought by the legal aid working group to increase the society’s involvement with Legal Aid Ontario (LAO).

John Callaghan, legal aid working groupThe motion, presented by the group’s chair John Callaghan, contained eight recommendations that revolve around the law society building relationships between legal stakeholders and LAO; acting as an advocate for LAO in the law society’s dealings with federal and provincial government; as well as encouraging the...