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Mercer takes charge at LSO as self-regulator faces governance, tech issues

Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 9:35 AM | By Amanda Jerome

In his first address to Convocation, Malcolm Mercer, the newly elected treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), confided that he was a little bit nervous. However, that humble declaration is backed up by a serious desire to ensure the legal profession is “listened to and understood” while maintaining the self-regulator’s mandate to govern in the public interest.

“[The] work of lawyers and paralegals is central to our diverse, liberal society. The role of the law society is, in my view, very important to maintaining...