Media Room

Welcome to the Law Society of Upper Canada's media room.

Media contacts  

Communications Advisor  Susan Tonkin (416)947-7605  stonkin@lsuc.on.ca  
Manager, Media Relations & Communications           
 Alastair Harris-Cartwright   (416)947-3336  aharris@lsuc.on.ca

 

 

Recent News Releases

Sep 28, 2017   News Release: Law Society’s governing board votes overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at next meeting 
To further its commitment to facilitating access to justice for Ontarians, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body (Convocation) today voted overwhelmingly to change the regulator’s name at its next meeting in November and to discontinue use of the words “Upper Canada.”

Sep 28, 2017   News Release: Justice LaForme receives honorary LLD at Call to Bar ceremony 
The Law Society of Upper Canada today presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Harry S. LaForme at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto.

Sep 27, 2017   News Release: Robert Lapper to step down as Law Society CEO 
Paul Schabas, Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), announced today that Robert Lapper has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer.

Aug 28, 2017   News Release: The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul 10, 2017   News Release: The Law Society of Upper Canada and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada express grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional lawyers 
The Law Society of Upper Canada and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada express grave concern about the arrest and detention of lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional lawyers

Jul 6, 2017   News Release: Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against legal profession 
The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe.