KEEPING YOU CURRENT


TLA posts regular updates from the following external organizations in this section of the website:

  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Superior Court of Justice
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
  • Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA)

Notice from the Ontario Government

13/08/2019

Notice from the Ontario Government regarding a new program that will allow law students, lawyer licensing candidates & Paralegals to continue to appear in court

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LAO restores immigration and refugee services for the remainder of the year

13/08/2019

Effective Immediately

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Newcomer Community Justice Program

05/04/2019

At this time, OJEN has received a one year grant, from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, for a project we are calling the “Newcomer Community Justice” Program.

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New Brampton Motion/ Application Confirmation Notice

05/04/2019

Effective April 1, 2019 a new Brampton Motion/ Application Confirmation Notice must be completed and submitted in respect of pending motions and applications.

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News from the Courts | Ontario Superior Court of Justice Practice Advisory re: Civil Case Management Pilot – One Judge Model

01/02/2019

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice Civil Case Management Pilot – One Judge Model is effective February 1, 2019.  

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News from the Courts | TSDC Remote Defence Access Project

04/09/2018

The Ministries of Attorney General (MAG) and Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have been working collaboratively to develop and undertake video projects including adopting remote video access for counsel, courts and correctional institutions as part of a modernization effort. 

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News from the Courts | Notice to the Profession re Motion Scheduling Form

01/08/2018

Superior Court of Justice - Central West Region

As this court at Brampton and Milton have the benefit of Masters sitting on both civil pre-trials and civil motions...

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News from the Courts | Expansion of the civil claims online filing service on May 28, 2018

28/05/2018

The civil claims online filing service has been expanded to enable the online filing of additional documents in a civil proceeding in the Superior Court of Justice.

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News from the LSO | LSO Name Change Passage

01/05/2018

On Tuesday, May 8th, the amendments to the Law Society Act received Royal Assent, changing the name of the society officially to the “Law Society of Ontario”. This change of name is a crucial aspect of its ongoing efforts to better serve the public and engage with its stakeholders. 

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News from the LSO | Dialogue on Licensing Consultation (DOL) - May 2018

01/05/2018

From April to June 2017 the LSO conducted an extensive consultation with the profession called “Dialogue on Licensing” on the realities and challenges of lawyer licensing. 

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News from the LSO | Close of Treasurer Nominations

01/05/2018

On June 28th, Treasurer Paul Schabas’ term as Treasurer will come to an end and Convocation will elect a new Treasurer.

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News from the Courts | Amendments to Family Law Rules (O. Reg. 114/99)

02/04/2018

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News from the Courts | Changes to Filing Court Documents - SCJ, Toronto Civil Long Motions (over 2 hours) Before a Judge

02/04/2018

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News from the Courts | Toronto Sittings Project Now Permanent

02/02/2018

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News from the LSO | Review Panel on Regulatory and Hearing Processes Affecting Indigenous Peoples

01/06/2017

In June 2017, Treasurer Schabas announced the creation of a Review Panel to address regulatory and hearing processes affecting Indigenous peoples.

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News from the LSO | The LSO’s CPD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

01/01/2017

The Law Society has revised its Continuing Professional Development Requirement. 

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News from the LSO | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Guide to the Application of Recommendation 3(1): Statement of Principles

01/01/2017

The Law Society’s Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee has developed a guide to help clarify Recommendation 3(1) of the report Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions, which requires licensees to adopt and abide by a Statement of Principles.

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News from the LSO | Provision of Legal Services through CSOs

01/01/2017

Last week, Convocation (the Law Society's Governing Board) approved, in principle, a policy to permit lawyers and paralegals to provide legal services through civil society organizations (CSOs), such as charities and not-for-profit organizations. 

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News from the LSO | Pathways to the Profession Pilot Project

01/05/2014

To Articling Principals: 

As part of the Pathways to the Profession Pilot Project, the Law Society has enhanced the Articling Program to support an overall evaluation of the experiential training component of the Lawyer Licensing Process. 

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