- November 28, 2018
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on LSO Calls for Comment on New Access to Justice Initiative
The Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) is soliciting comments on a draft regulatory framework that would allow lawyers and paralegals to provide legal services to the clients of registered civil society organization – at no cost to the clients of those organizations.
The framework is intended to facilitate access to justice particularly for individuals who may not perceive that they have legal issues or who may face additional barriers to accessing lawyer and paralegal services, such as mobility or geographical, cultural, or linguistic factors. » Read the rest
- October 28, 2013
- Comments Off on Law Society Should Rethink Two-Tier Articling System
Toronto, ON, October 28, 2013 — The Law Society of Upper Canada has been compelled to respond to disturbing evidence that its articling requirement is an impenetrable barrier for many qualified law graduates. Unless an articling position can be found within 2 years of completing law school, students already burdened with debt and hard earned expectations are removed from the licensing process. » Read the rest