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Lawyer licensing report raises access to justice issues at LSO Convocation

Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 1:13 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Changes to lawyer licensing brought up a number of issues at the Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) May Convocation, including the cost of post-secondary education, access to justice, socioeconomic diversity in the profession and the importance of the Programme de pratique du droit (PPD).

Jacqueline Horvat, vice-chair of the professional development and competence committee, presented the report on options for lawyer licensing to Convocation on May 24 and said the committee intends to develop a plan for a long-term, sustainable licensing system.

“The committee is aware...