Wise Law Blog: LSUC Targets Racism in the Legal Profession

BY LARA FRIEDMAN AND RACHEL SPENCE  “Effective responses to racial discrimination and racial profiling start with acknowledging that racism exists.” 18 — Ontario Human Rights Commission.” The Law Society of Upper Canada recently published a report, “Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions,”  The strategic framework [proposed ...

Wise Law Blog: Law Society of Upper Canada Honours Lawyers

Every year the Law Society of Upper Canada (the “Law Society“) presents its “best of the profession awards”. This year awards will be presented on March 27, 2015 at Osgoode Hall. The Law Society was founded in 1797 and is the largest of all Canadian law societies. As of 2010 the Law Society is the regulating ...

Wise Law Blog: Webcast Today: The Law Society’s Great Canadian Articling Debate II

Will Ontario law graduates soon have an alternative to the profession’s articling programme?  Will the LSUC Benchers do away with articling all together? Or will common sense prevail, with Benchers electing to devote the LSUC’s resources and energies to strengthening, modernizing and expanding the province’s current articling system, to ensure that an adequate number of ...

Law is Cool: LSUC Publishes Articling Task Force Report

This article was originally published on www.LFTI.ca The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)’s articling task force has released its final report on its proposed solution for what has been dubbed the “Articling Crisis” facing recent law grads in Ontario.  The report directly concerns current law students, new graduates of law programs, law firms, and those considering ...