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September 2018

Opening of the Courts 2018

September 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Toronto Court House, Courtroom No. 6-1, 361 University Ave.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
Opening of the Courts September 13

Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our legal system. Courtroom No. 6-1 Toronto Court House 361 University Avenue September 13, 3:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the Opening of the Courts for Ontario, the Law Society of Ontario will host a reception for members of the judiciary, lawyers and paralegals in Convocation Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. Guests attending the reception should enter Osgoode Hall through the Law Society entrance on the east side of the building. —- Joignez-vous…

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Call to the Bar: Toronto

September 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.
Toronto, Ont. M5J 2H5
Call to the Bar

New lawyers will be called to the Bar in Toronto on Friday, September 28 at Roy Thomson Hall. Licensing candidates and their guests are invited to share photos and congratulatory messages from the ceremony on social media using the hashtags #lawyered and #CalltotheBar.   Toronto, 28 septembre : 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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October 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2018

October 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Latinas in Leadership (Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) Archived Webcast October is Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. On October 23, 2018, join the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association for an event celebrating this special occasion. This year’s program will feature a discussion with Latina leaders in law from Canada and the United States The speakers will discuss the challenges that women face, their careers, and provide advice about their respective industry…

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Crisis in Cameroon

October 25, 2018
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Crisis in Cameroon Equity Event

Conversation with Felix Agbor Nkongho (Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) Archived Webcast Join the Law Society of Ontario and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada on October 25th for a discussion with Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho about the humanitarian crisis resulting from the persecution of the Anglophone minority population of Cameroon.  Barrister Nkongho is an esteemed human rights lawyer and advocate for the rights of Anglophones and those working to defend their rights in Cameroon. October 25, 2018…

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November 2018

La diversité et l’inclusion dans la francophonie juridique : qu’en est-il ?

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Francophone Equity Event

(English text below) Webémission Joignez-vous au Barreau de l’Ontario et à l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO) le 7 novembre pour une discussion suivie d’une réception. La formation a deux objectifs : le premier vise une prise de conscience des enjeux de la diversité et l’inclusion dans le milieu juridique francophone. Le second est d’outiller les participant.e.s pour réduire les obstacles à l’inclusion dans les milieux de travail juridiques francophones. Des stratégies afin d’offrir des environnements professionnels qui…

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Remembrance Day Service 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Remembrance Day Service

(Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) Remembrance Day Service at the Law Society The Law Society’s Remembrance Day Service will be held at the World War Two Memorial in the Rotunda of Osgoode Hall at 12:30 p.m. on November 8, 2018. Members of the judiciary, legal professions and the public are invited to attend. Service pour le Jour du Souvenir au Barreau Un service pour le Jour du Souvenir se déroulera sur le site commémorant la Deuxième…

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Take Our Kids to Work at Osgoode Hall 2018

November 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Take Our Kids To Work Day

(Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) This interactive program will provide Grade 9 students with an overview of the steps to becoming a lawyer or a paralegal, what it means to work in the field of law, and the range of professional options available in these professions. Due to popular demand, space is limited to no more than five students per firm. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Adult chaperones must register to reserve their seats. Groups of six…

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Recruitment, Retention and Advancement: Countering Unconscious Bias

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Countering Unconscious Bias

Archived Webcast Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario on November 14 for a workshop about unconscious bias. The session will be led by Tana Turner of Turner Consulting Group. Attendees will learn about the concept of unconscious bias and the different forms it takes. They will also be given practical tips about how to counteract its effects on recruitment, retention and advancement. November 14, 2018 Panel discussion: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.* Reception: 7:30…

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Louis Riel Day 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ont. M5H 2N6 Canada

(Le texte français se trouve sous le texte anglais) The Question of “Who”? : Reconciling Métis Identity, Métis Rights and Section 35 Archived Webcast November 16, 2018 marks the 133rd anniversary of the execution of Louis Riel. Members of the Métis community traditionally join together each year on this day to honour and commemorate the life and work of Louis Riel, and to celebrate Métis culture. Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario, on November…

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Paralegal Welcome Reception

November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Paralegal Welcome Reception

(Le français suit l’anglais) On November 29, 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 29, 2018 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Law Society of Ontario, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St.…

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