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November 2019

Louis Riel Day 2019

November 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osgoode Hall
Louis Riel Day 2019

From Powley to Self-Government Each year on November 16 we commemorate the life and work of Louis Riel, a dedicated Métis leader and visionary. This is also an opportunity to celebrate Métis culture and to continue our collective journey of reconciliation with the Métis people. Please join the Law Society of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario on November 15th to mark this important occasion and to learn more about the recent historic self-government agreement signed between the Government of Canada and the Métis…

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Paralegal Welcome Reception

November 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Osgoode Hall
Paralegal Welcome Reception

(Le français suit l’anglais) On November 28, the Law Society will host a reception in honour of invited newly licensed paralegals. Law Society Treasurer Malcolm Mercer and Paralegal Bencher Robert Burd, Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee, will be in attendance to bring remarks and offer congratulations. Due to space restrictions, this reception is only open to invited P1 Licensees who have RSVP’d. Date: November 28, 2019 Time: 5 – 7 p.m. Location: Law Society of Ontario, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W.,…

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January 2020

International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020

January 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Osgoode Hall
Day of the Endangered Lawyer Journée de l’avocat en danger

International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020: The Role of Lawyers, Paralegals, Judges and Advocates in Defending the Rule of Law in Pakistan (Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) Live webcast: https://lso.freestonelms.com/viewer/8aAKri2bW8ZLqfvUp1BSCZugae3Jc The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is a time to reflect on the work of lawyers who face persecution, physical danger, and reprisal in defending the rights of the most vulnerable individuals and communities around the world. On January 24th of each year, members of the…

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Call to the Bar: Toronto

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.
Toronto, Ont. M5J 2H5
Purple tabs

New lawyers will be called to the Bar in Toronto on Friday, January 31 at Roy Thomson Hall. Licensing candidates and their guests are invited to share photos and congratulatory messages from the ceremony. Toronto, 31 janvier : Roy Thomson Hall. De nouveaux avocat(e)s seront admis au barreau de l’Ontario. Les candidats à l’accès à la profession et leurs invités sont invités à partager leurs photos et leurs messages de félicitation depuis la cérémonie.

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February 2020

Black History Month 2020

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Black History Month 2020 Mois de l'histoire des Noirs

(Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) Please join the Law Society of Ontario and Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) for our annual Black History Month program and networking reception at Osgoode Hall, Toronto on Monday, February 24, 2020.  Please submit your RSVP by clicking here: https://lawsociety.forms-db.com/view.php?id=194740 This year’s program will focus on “Microaggression in the Legal Workplace.” The keynote speaker is Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, an academic and cross-cultural expert, who is currently serving as Ryerson University's Director…

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March 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

March 4
International Women's Day

35th Anniversary of Section 15: How far we've come, how far we need to go (Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) Please join the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) - Women Lawyers Forum, the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO), the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, for our annual International Women’s Day program and networking reception at Osgoode Hall, Toronto on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.…

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April 2020

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 – Cancelled

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall
Single candle burning burning brightly in the black background.

The Law Society is following public health recommendations, therefore the Holo​caust Remembrance Day​ program is cancelled until further notice. Please check the event page for future updates. The Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in human history. As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau this week, please join the Law Society of Ontario, B'nai Brith Canada, and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for our annual Yom HaShoah program on April 21. More details to follow. Le Barreau suit les recommandations de…

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Rule of Law – Cancelled

April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Scales on a wooden table with legals books in the background

The Law Society is following public health recommendations, therefore the Rule of Law program is cancelled until further notice. Please check the event page for future updates.​ Please join the Law Society of Ontario and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association for a fireside chat with Hon. Anne McLellan, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Canada and Ian Binnie, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Our two distinguished panelists will tackle the various aspects of the Rule of Law as applied in Canada. You will…

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August 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

August 10 @ 5:15 pm
Annual General Meeting

The Law Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place online at 5:15 p.m. on August 10, 2020. Licensees may participate in the meeting by logging in to the Law Society Portal and clicking on the link to the Law Society 2020 Annual General Meeting. A link to the meeting website and unique password will then appear. This information will be available in the portal on August 5, 2020. Those who wish to observe the meeting may do so by using the login…

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September 2020

Opening of the Courts – Virtual Ceremony

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
September 22 Septembre

Please join us virtually to celebrate the Opening of the Courts of Ontario for 2020: Online live stream September 22, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony can be watched live at http://youtu.be/Cy-m0kQNNVw and will be made available online for future viewing. Ouverture des tribunaux – cérémonie virtuelle Joignez-vous à nous virtuellement pour célébrer l’ouverture des tribunaux de l’Ontario pour 2020 : Diffusion en ligne en direct 22 septembre 2020 à 15 h 30 La cérémonie peut être suivie en direct au http://youtu.be/Cy-m0kQNNVw et…

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