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Pinto named chair of LCO board of governors

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 10:41 AM | By John Chunn

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) announced the appointment of Andrew Pinto as chair of the board of governors, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Pinto replaced Bruce Elman, chair of the board since September 2012.

“I’m honoured to chair Ontario’s leading law reform agency and work with my board colleagues, the law commission’s executive director and staff to recommend better laws for all Ontarians,” said Pinto.

“I would like to personally thank Bruce for his great leadership on the LCO board. It has been a pleasure working with him. I would also like to welcome Andrew to his new role on the LCO board. I know that we will continue to thrive in the years ahead,” said Nye Thomas, LCO executive director.

Pinto is a partner with Pinto James LLP in Toronto, where he practises in the areas of civil litigation, employment and administrative law.

He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in Ontario and before numerous administrative tribunals, boards and agencies. His significant mandates have included: public legal opinions to the Law Society of Ontario; appointment by the Attorney General of Ontario to conduct a major review of changes to Ontario’s human rights system (2012); and co-chairing the annual Six-Minute Employment Lawyer Program (2015-2018).

Andrew joined the LCO board of governors as a member-at-large in 2012, was reappointed in 2015 and has served on the board’s governance committee.