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November 2017

Remembrance Day Service / Service pour le jour du Souvenir

November 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

(le texte français suit l'anglais) Remembrance Day Service The Law Society of Upper Canada is hosting a special Remembrance Day Service and Commemorative Call to the Bar Ceremony honouring those Law Students that were killed during the Second World War. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. Main Rotunda, Osgoode Hall 130 Queen St. W., Toronto Reception to follow in Convocation Hall Members of the judiciary, the professions and the public may attend. Due to limited space, everyone wishing to attend is…

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The Paths To Career Satisfaction: (Re)Defining It All?

November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Equity: Path to Career Satisfaction

Live Webcast The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario will present an event designed to explore career satisfaction — What is it? How do we find it? And what is “enough”? The event will feature a panel discussion and networking reception. During the reception, in-person participants will have the opportunity to interact with diverse legal professionals that have found satisfaction in a wide range of career paths. The reception will be structured like a…

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Louis Riel Day-Journée Louis Riel 2017

November 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Louis Riel Day Program 2017  (Le français suit l'anglais) Métis Rights in Ontario:  Historic Métis Communities and Métis Root Ancestors  LIVE WEBCAST November 16th marks the anniversary of the 1885 hanging of Metis leader, Louis Riel – a very significant and tragic event in Canadian history which is commemorated annually in partnership between the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). Tremendous progress has been made since Riel’s death in recognizing the Métis Nation for…

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Paralegal Welcome Reception

November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Osgoode Hall,
130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Paralegal Reception - Nov 30, 2017

Paralegal Welcome Reception (Le français suit l'anglais) On November 30, the Law Society will host a reception in honour of invited newly licensed paralegals. Paralegal Bencher Michelle L. Haigh, 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: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode…

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December 2017

Dîner Gala en l’honneur de la très honorable Beverley McLachlin, C.P., Juge en chef du Canada

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Centre Shaw,
55, promenade du Colonel-By
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2

Faites partie de la fête alors que nous disons au revoir à la juge en chef ayant exercé le plus long mandat de l’histoire du Canada La très honorable Beverley McLachlin, c.p., juge en chef du Canada, quittera la magistrature le 15 décembre 2017. Soyez des nôtres au premier de deux événements qui commémorent les réussites de cette incomparable dirigeante du domaine judiciaire. Billets en vente dès maintenant. Veuillez cliquer ici pour obtenir des détails sur cet événement et pour…

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Gala Dinner in honour of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shaw Centre,
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2 Canada

Join in the celebrations as we bid farewell to Canada’s longest-serving Chief Justice The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada, will retire from the bench on December 15, 2017. Join us at the first of two events to recognize the accomplishments of this remarkable judicial leader. Tickets are now available. Click here for details and to purchase tickets to this gathering of representatives from the judicial and legal communities, the diplomatic corps, business, government, and the arts.…

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January 2018

Call to the Bar – Toronto – January 26

January 26 @ 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 of Ontario at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on January 26, 2018. Licensing candidates and their guests are invited to share photos and congratulatory messages from the ceremony on social media using the hashtags #lawyered and #CalltotheBarLSO — Admission au barreau Les candidats à l’admission et leurs invités sont encouragés à partager des photos et des messages de félicitations depuis la cérémonie sur les médias sociaux en utilisant le mot-clic #lawyered and #CalltotheBarLSO

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Day of the Endangered Lawyer Program 2018

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall,
130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Le barreau marque la journée de l’avocat menacé

EGYPT – RULE OF LAW ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, marked on January 24th of each year, is a time to reflect on the personal and professional safety of lawyers around the world, who face mounting persecution, prosecution, arbitrary detention, threats, torture, assaults and death in reprisal for their work to protect rights and secure justice. Each year, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer focuses on the plight of lawyers in a particular country…

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February 2018

Black History Month Program 2018

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall,
130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Black History Month 2018

Archived Webcast Join the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and the Law Society of Ontario for their annual Black History Month program. This year’s program will feature a conversation between award-winning businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Civil Rights activist, publisher and author, Mr.  Denham Jolly, and the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons. The conversation will focus on the speakers’ experiences of and advocacy against anti-Black racism in Canada. Licensees will…

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March 2018

International Women’s Day

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Osgoode Hall,
130 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
International Women's Day

Archived Webcast Each year, the Law Society partners with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, the Legal Education and Action Fund, the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Women Lawyers Forum of the Ontario Bar Association to present a special event in honour of International Women’s Day. This event is part of the Law Society’s Equity Legal Education Series, through which it works in partnership with legal organizations, diverse community groups, educational institutions and governments to promote awareness, education and…

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