Justice partners collaborate on A2J solutions

Posted: 02/04/2015

Keynote George Thomson of the National Judicial Institute; Moderator Lorne Sossin, Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School; and the event co-chairs: Zeynep Onen, Exec. Dir., Professional Regulation Division, LSUC;  Grant Wedge, Exec. Dir., Policy, Equity & Public Affairs Division, LSUC; Michael Gottheil, Executive Chair, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario.

Keynote George Thomson of the National Judicial Institute; Moderator Lorne Sossin, dean of Osgoode Hall Law School; and the event co-chairs: Zeynep Onen, exec. dir., Professional Regulation Division, Law Society; Grant Wedge, exec. dir., Policy, Equity & Public Affairs Division, Law Society; Michael Gottheil, executive chair, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario.

The Law Society yesterday hosted an event which brought together a range of lawyers and paralegals to consider limited scope retainers and access to justice.

TAG – The Action Group on Access to Justice, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario and the Law Society partnered to bring participants together at Osgoode Hall.

“I am very pleased with the success of this event.” Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor said.

“Together with our partners, we established TAG to foster exactly this type of collaboration, where the legal community comes together to find practical solutions to access to justice challenges.”

To watch a video of the event, click here.

Participants heard from practitioners with experience using limited scope retainers. They later broke out into groups to consider how limited scope retainers may be implemented in a variety of practice settings.

The event, Targeted Legal Services & Access to Justice: We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle, is the first of a three-part series.

The second and third events will be held on May 12 and Sept. 16, respectively.

Materials for yesterday’s event including the agenda are available here.

View more photos here.