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Law Society of Ontario names Miles as CEO

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 3:08 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Diana Miles, the acting CEO of the Law Society of Ontario, now holds the position on a permanent basis.

Diana Miles

Diana Miles, Law Society of Ontario

Miles, who has been serving as the temporary head since September 2017, was officially named as the society’s CEO as of March 8, 2018.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Miles as CEO of the Law Society of Ontario,” said treasurer (president) Paul Schabas.

“Ms. Miles has been an integral member of the law society staff for the last 16 years and has played a central role in the organization’s evolution over that time. Ms. Miles’ experience as a lawyer, called to the Ontario bar in 1990, as a law firm administrator, and her deep knowledge of the law society, places her in the ideal position to lead the organization through its next chapter.  She has worked in, and led, almost every facet of our operations, most recently as acting CEO, experience that will be essential in dealing with the many challenges the legal professions will face in the upcoming years.”

Miles originally held the position of executive director of professional competence when she joined the society in 2001. Since then she was served as executive director of organizational strategy and effectiveness, executive director of communications and acting executive director of professional regulation.

She has been responsible for the creation of licensing and credentialing systems, the development and provision of high-quality supports and resources for members of the public and licensees, and the regulation and quality assurance of the conduct, competence and practice management of lawyers and paralegals.

Before joining the society, Miles was chief operating officer at a large Toronto firm.

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with the dedicated, skilled and talented staff at the law society in this new role as we continue the implementation of several initiatives, existing and new,” said Miles.

“As the legal regulator in Ontario, we are in a unique position to effect the future course of the legal professions in the public interest, and increase access to justice for the people of Ontario. It is a privilege and honour to be appointed as CEO to lead the organization through these exciting times.”