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New benchers must stay mindful of all issues within mandate

While a new group of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers were seemingly elected to get rid of the Statement of Principles (SOP), they also need to be aware that they are serving ... Read more

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Strong protocols, personal brand key to successful small firm

Starting a solo or small firm is a reality for many new lawyers — but before opening your doors to clients, a number of important tools and processes have to be put in ... Read more

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'Distinguished' Court of Appeal justice Sharpe to speak at TLA event

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has secured a dynamic speaker and one of the best legal minds in the province for an upcoming event that promises to be an informative night ... Read more

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Bencher candidate Tailor looks to bring 'fresh perspective' to LSO

Mississauga family lawyer Deepa Tailor  says she is running for Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher because the “regulation of the legal profession should reflect the ... Read more

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Sole practitioners need a seat at LSO table: Lesage

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) needs benchers who are sole practitioners with experience in personal injury law, candidate  Michael Lesage tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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What the heck is a bencher?

By Jasmine Daya During my first few years practicing law, I heard about “benchers” and had no idea who they were. I learned a little by the ads in the ... Read more

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Imparting wisdom, without sounding like a jerk

By Inga Andriessen The Law Society of Ontario’s bencher elections are in full swing. There are many candidates, some running for specific causes and some running ... Read more

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Lippa seeks second term as paralegal bencher

Toronto paralegal  Marian Lippa  tells  AdvocateDaily.com that if she is re-elected as a bencher for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), she will commit to ... Read more

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LSO change starts with casting a ballot: Rastin

The best way to effect change at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is to cast a ballot in the bencher elections, says candidate  Steve Rastin , managing partner with the ... Read more

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Bencher candidate Hicks would introduce LSO ombudsperson

It’s time for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to change its “firing line” approach to discipline, bencher candidate and Toronto criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Sa'd calls on young lawyers to vote in bencher election

Boosting voter turnout among younger lawyers in the upcoming Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher election is vital, bencher candidate and Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant ... Read more

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LSO needs 'diverse mix' of experience: bencher candidate Singer

It’s time for a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Convocation that “represents the profession as a whole,” bencher candidate Darryl Singer , a Toronto civil and ... Read more

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Mock trials show students exciting side of legal profession

Mentoring students through the mock trial process offers lawyers an ideal opportunity to give back, as well as a chance to show high school students how enjoyable the legal ... Read more

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Stereotypical portrayals of female lawyers hurt profession

As female lawyers continue to “transform" their profession, it’s time for the media to follow suit and end the stereotypical portrayals of women litigators, and depict ... Read more

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LSO needs to be more progressive: Hicks

Toronto criminal lawyer and bencher candidate  Christopher Hicks  tells  AdvocateDaily.com  he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) take a more ... Read more

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County law libraries are essential: Spurgeon

If re-elected as a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher, Hamilton personal injury lawyer  Andrew Spurgeon  says he will work to maintain a healthy county ... Read more

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TLA honours justice and lawyer during awards gala

A Supreme Court justice and a lawyer renowned for her commitment to youth in the criminal justice system have been honoured at the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) Awards ... Read more

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Healthy legal profession is important to public interests: Rastin

Law Society bencher candidate  Steve Rastin , managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm  Rastin & Associates , says a strong, effective legal community ... Read more

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Sa'd wants to help new lawyers clear hurdles of the profession

Working to break down barriers to entering the legal profession will be a priority if she's elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Toronto criminal and ... Read more

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Bencher candidate Lesage wants LSO to be more efficient

Bencher candidate  Michael Lesage  says he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) “become more effective in a much more limited sphere.” ... Read more

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