Governance Task Force's recommendations approved
Convocation approved the Governance Task Force's recommendations to improve governance of the Law Society by Convocation.
The recommendations introduce a 12 year term limit for elected benchers, reduce the number of unelected benchers by ending ex officio status for life benchers, former Treasurers and former Attorneys General and introduce an emeritus bencher status for former Treasurers, former Attorneys General and benchers who reach the term limit. Emeritus benchers would be eligible for appointment to committees and the Hearing Panel, but would not participate in Convocation. The recommendations include certain grandparenting provisions. Full report. Supplementary information.
Cynthia Petersen was reappointed as Discrimination and Harrassment Counsel
Bencher Carl Fleck was appointed and Bencher Carol Hartman was reappointed to the Board of Directors of LibraryCo.
James Leal was reappointed as the Law Society's representative on the Research Advisory Board of the Law Commission of Ontario.
Bencher Christopher Bredt was reappointed as the Law Society's representative on the Law Commission of Ontario.
The Paralegal Standing Committee, Professional Regulation Committee and Audit Committee reports were not reached