January 2013

 
  
National competency profile for lawyers approved
Convocation approved the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Entry to Practice Competency Profile for Lawyers and Québec Notaries. The competency profile is a key element in the first phase of the Federation’s National Admission Standards Project, which is focused on developing and implementing consistent, transparent and high national standards for the regulation of the legal profession. The Federation has asked individual Law Societies to consider and approve the profile. Full report.

Lawyers’ rules of conduct amended re: new member assistance program
The Rules of Professional Conduct were amended to include reference to the Law Society’s new Member Assistance Program offered by Homewood Human Solutions™. Full report.

Human Rights Monitoring Group intervention
The Law Society intervened in the case of Madam Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. The Law Society publicly expressed concern that the recent dismissal of Chief Justice Bandaranayake was politically motivated and may have a negative effect on judicial independence in Sri Lanka. Full report.

Professional Regulation Committee report
The decision item regarding the Real Estate Declaration was deferred.

 

Reports

Report of the Director of Professional Development and Competence

  • Deemed Call Candidates

Professional Development and Competence Committee

  • National Competency Standards Profile

For information

  • CPD Two Year Review Working Group
  • Pathways Implementation Working Groups
  • In Camera Item
  • Amendment to Rule 6.01 (3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Real Estate Declaration
For information
  • Professional Regulation Division Quarterly Report

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION ONLY

Access to Justice Committee

  • Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) Activity Report

Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee

  • Human Rights Monitoring Group Intervention
  • Public Education Equality and Rule of Law Series 2013

Tribunals Committee Report

  • Tribunals Office Third Quarter 2012 Statistics

Audit & Finance Committee

  • LibraryCo Inc. Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Financial Statements for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012
  • Other Committee Work