February 27, 2003
Discontinuance of matching program approved
Convocation voted in favour of discontinuing the 'matching
program' currently used in the recruitment of articling students,
primarily in Toronto. At the same time, it approved draft
Articling Procedures for recruiting students for the 2004-2005
In recent years the number of firms using the matching program
has been steadily declining rendering it increasingly less
effective as a component of articling recruitment.
Professional Development, Competence & Admissions
Convocation appoints scrutineers and stand-by staff
Nine members of the Law Society of Upper Canada have been
appointed as scrutineers for the 2003 Bencher Election by
The Scrutineers are: A. Larry Birnbaum, Nathalie Boutet, M. Larry
Calzavara, Marvin Huberman, Kathleen N. Lickers, Alison MacKay,
Louis Radomsky, Roger Rowe and Elizabeth Anne Silcox.
Stand-by staff scrutineers will be: Julia Bass, Dulce
Mitchell, Elliot Spears, Sophia Sperdakos and James Varro.
Avvy Go appointed to task force
Convocation has appointed Avvy Go to the Toronto Election
Finance Review Task Force.
The Task Force has been set up by the City of Toronto to
examine all aspects of municipal election campaign financing and
to make recommendations to City Council on legislative amendments
and process improvements that will enhance the public
accountability of candidate financial disclosure.
The 15 member task force is made up of city council members
and representatives of stakeholder groups. Ms Go will be the
representative of the legal community.