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October 2019

Access to Justice Week 2019

October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Access to Justice Week 2019

The Action Group on Access to Justice kicks off its 4th annual Access to Justice Week on October 28 with five unique and compelling public sessions. This year’s theme is “deepening the A2J conversation.” Panel discussions and workshops will focus on Indigenous justice, returns on justice investments, working with self-represented litigants, data sharing and public legal education. Participants can attend these free sessions in person, or view them via webcast. All of the events take place at the Law Society,…

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November 2019

Take Our Kids to Work at Osgoode Hall 2019

November 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Osgoode Hall
Take Our Kids to Work Day Graphic

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 5 students per firm. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Adult chaperones must register to reserve their seats. Groups of 6 or more who wish to attend are advised…

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Remembrance Day Service 2019

November 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Osgoode Hall
Remembrance Day

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 7, 2019. 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 Guerre mondiale dans la rotonde à Osgoode Hall, le…

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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
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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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Symposium 2020 Droit et langue française – Cancelled

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Symposium 2020

(English text below) L’équité pour les francophones : accès à la justice et à l’éducation Le Barreau suit les recommandations de santé publique et a annulé le Symposium 2020 Droit et langue française​ jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Veuillez consulter la page de l’évènement pour les mises à jour. Nous vous invitons cordialement au Symposium 2020 Droit et langue française, organisé conjointement par le Collège Massey et la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Toronto. Le Symposium est en l’honneur de la Journée internationale de…

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