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Law Society of Ontario vows to crack down on harassment faced by articling students; CBA says culture shift needed

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 9:34 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is redoubling its efforts to educate the profession on workplace conduct after about 20 per cent of articling students who responded to an internal survey said they experienced unwelcome attention. Meanwhile, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says behaviour in legal workplaces won’t change until a real culture shift occurs.

The LSO survey of articling student experiences, released Jan. 25, was part of a larger review done by the regulator of the licensing process. The survey showed that about one in...