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  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    now online Search Paralegal primer for taking affidavits Learn more Pour un accès à la justice en français Read now Lawyers and paralegals your Member Assistance Program Learn more Changes made to CPD Requirement Learn more For the Public Find a Lawyer or Paralegal Make a Complaint Check Discipline Information Become a Lawyer Become a Paralegal View Career Opportunities More for the Public Follow Us For Lawyers and Paralegals Access the LSUC Portal Pay your fees CPD Requirement Change your status Change your address For Lawyers For Paralegals UPCOMING CPD PROGRAMS The Six Minute Labour Lawyer 2013 The Six Minute Employment Lawyer 2013 Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2013 LIVE WEBCAST REPLAY with Live Chat The Six Minute Administrative Lawyer 2013 LIVE WEBCAST REPLAY with Live Chat Complex Commercial Litigation Matters LIVE WEBCAST REPLAY with Live Chat All Programs Latest News Two year review of CPD requirement confirms success introduces enhancements News Release Law Society Awards recognize the best of the profession News Release Visit Osgoode Hall during Doors Open Toronto Important notice New annual report policies All News Let Right Prevail More Info Discover Historic Osgoode Hall a National Heritage site Photos Tour Info Home Legal

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/ (2013-06-13)
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  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    now online Search Paralegal primer for taking affidavits Learn more Pour un accès à la justice en français Read now Lawyers and paralegals your Member Assistance Program Learn more Changes made to CPD Requirement Learn more For the Public Find a Lawyer or Paralegal Make a Complaint Check Discipline Information Become a Lawyer Become a Paralegal View Career Opportunities More for the Public Follow Us For Lawyers and Paralegals Access the LSUC Portal Pay your fees CPD Requirement Change your status Change your address For Lawyers For Paralegals UPCOMING CPD PROGRAMS The Six Minute Labour Lawyer 2013 The Six Minute Employment Lawyer 2013 Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2013 LIVE WEBCAST REPLAY with Live Chat The Six Minute Administrative Lawyer 2013 LIVE WEBCAST REPLAY with Live Chat Complex Commercial Litigation Matters LIVE WEBCAST REPLAY with Live Chat All Programs Latest News Two year review of CPD requirement confirms success introduces enhancements News Release Law Society Awards recognize the best of the profession News Release Visit Osgoode Hall during Doors Open Toronto Important notice New annual report policies All News Let Right Prevail More Info Discover Historic Osgoode Hall a National Heritage site Photos Tour Info Home Legal

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  • Login | BencherNet | The Law Society of Upper Canada
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    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/benchernet/Login.aspx (2013-06-13)
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  • Services for the Public | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    thinking of hiring is a licensed legal professional What we can do for you If you think you need legal assistance you may first want to read Lawyers and Paralegals Helping You With Your Legal Needs and Choosing the Right Legal Professional both of which will help you to understand the differences between the services offered by lawyers and those offered by paralegals Once you have determined the type of legal services you require the following information can help you to find a lawyer or a paralegal and see Finding a Lawyer or Paralegal Finding a Lawyer The online Lawyer and Paralegal Directory is useful if you have the name of a lawyer but you want to know how to contact him or her You can use the Law Society Referral Service to help you find a lawyer near you The Directory of Certified Specialists lists lawyers who are certified as specialists by the Law Society in a particular area of law Pro bono or legal aid services are available for those with low incomes Please visit Law Help Ontario or Legal Aid Ontario Finding a Paralegal The Lawyer and Paralegal Directory can help you find a specific paralegal if you know his or her name You can also use the directory to search by city You can use the Law Society Referral Service to help you find a paralegal near you Finding out more about a specific lawyer or paralegal Each listing in the Lawyer and Paralegal Directory includes the individual s practising status in addition to contact information If a lawyer or paralegal has a discipline history restrictions on his or her practice or if there is a trusteeship there will be information on this in the directory listing You may contact the Law Society s Client Service Centre to find out whether a lawyer or licensed paralegal is currently entitled to provide legal services in Ontario You may also ask about the individual s discipline history See Finding a Lawyer or Paralegal for more information The Law Society also prosecutes individuals who provide legal services directly to the public without a license Access to Legal Services The Law Society supports a number of services that help to make sure Ontario residents are well served by their legal system These include Law Society initiatives as well as those of other organizations Please see our Access to Legal Services section for more information Complaining about a lawyer or licensed paralegal Please see our Complaining about a Lawyer or Paralegal section for more information What we cannot do Investigate complaints about fees charged by a lawyer or paralegal The Law Society cannot order your lawyer or paralegal to reduce the amount billed to you for services provided If you have a problem with your lawyer s bill you may want to talk to your lawyer or contact the Assessment Office of the Superior Court of Justice to make an appointment to have your bill reviewed See Your Legal Bill Too

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=1064 (2013-06-13)
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  • Latest News | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    represent the highest level of achievement and commitment to serving society and the profession will receive awards from the Law Society of Upper Canada on May 29 2013 May 22 2013 News Release Visit Osgoode Hall during Doors Open Toronto Osgoode Hall will once again open its doors to the public during Doors Open Toronto the city wide celebration of Toronto s buildings May 14 2013 Important notice New annual report policies The Law Society is implementing a late fee policy and reducing the default period for annual fee payments and annual report filings May 10 2013 News Release Media invited to Solo and Small Firm Conference May 23 24 A must attend event this year s conference offers more of the latest in essential tools and information to support the unique needs of sole practitioners and lawyers in small firms May 8 2013 May June 2013 Paralegal update now online The May June issue of Paralegal update is now online This issue contains information about governance a progress report on the five year review the paralegal welcome reception focus groups for racialized licensees upcoming CPD and more May 8 2013 Motion for the Law Society Annual General Meeting Withdrawn The Law Society s Annual General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 8 2013 at 5 15 pm will now be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel 123 Queen Street West immediately south of Osgoode Hall in the Osgoode Ballroom May 6 2013 Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Project Notice of Focus Groups and Research Consultation The Law Society has retained an independent consulting firm to conduct a consultation with the legal profession towards the fulfilment of the Working Group on Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees The consultant will be holding focus groups in the Greater Toronto Area Ottawa and

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/latestnews.aspx?id=11610 (2013-06-13)
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  • Current Opportunities | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    capacity Knowledge of current trends and developments in the legal profession their practical applications and prosecution techniques including Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and with rules of evidence In depth understanding and continued research and analysis in legally complex matters In depth understanding of the Law Society s mandate services legislation and policies or willingness to learn Computer literacy including word processing software spreadsheet functions and internet search capabilities Broad understanding of the application of technology preferably in a regulatory legal environment Superior oral and written communication skills Able to reason through highly complex spoken and written information May be required to travel locally to attend conferences outreach and activities related to Licensee relations Publications Counsel Tribunals Office Policy Tribunals JOB PURPOSE Publications Counsel is a lawyer responsible for the timely review summary and publication of reasons of the tribunal and the provision of advice and assistance to the Senior Counsel and Manager staff of the Tribunals Office adjudicators and others regarding publication of tribunal orders and reasons QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED An LL B and must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada A minimum of 5 years experience in legal editing and publishing of orders and reasons of courts or tribunals and demonstration of a full understanding of the tribunal adjudicative process At least 2 of these years should be in an environment where legal research skills are utilized extensively In depth understanding of the Law Society Act mandate services legislation and policies or a willingness to learn Thorough understanding of the principles of administrative law legislation and the Rules of Practice and Procedure In depth understanding of publication of orders and reasons Current and highly proficient editorial legal research and writing skills Broad understanding of technology particularly applications related to researching a variety of legal materials and electronic case management systems Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language for individual and group situations Sound judgment in developing and applying complex information Chair Law Society Tribunal A commitment to sound governance and high professional standards As a self governing regulator funded through annual lawyer and paralegal fees the Law Society has a duty to regulate the profession in the public interest to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario and to act in a timely open and efficient manner Today the Law Society of Upper Canada licenses and regulates Ontario s 44 000 lawyers and 4 200 licensed paralegals Central to the Law Society s primary responsibility for public protection is a tribunal hearing process that is fair transparent and efficient As Chair of the Law Society Tribunal you are accountable to the Law Society s governing board and will be responsible for the implementation of the Tribunal s strategic direction the performance of the Tribunal which is composed of the Hearing and Appeal Panels and providing leadership in all areas of the Tribunal process Overseeing

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=682 (2013-06-13)
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  • Contact Us | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    of Queen Street West and University Avenue just steps from the Osgoode subway station Parking is available at Toronto City Hall Map Departmental Contacts Administrative Compliance E mail lsforms lsuc on ca Affiliation Closed Trustee Foreign Legal Consultant Inter Jurisdictional PracticePermanent Mobility Inter Jurisdictional Occasional Practice Judge Returning to Practice Licence Surrender Licensing Following Surrender Multi Disciplinary Practice Professional Corporation Rule 6 07 Preventing Unauthorized Practice By Law Administration Services E mail bylawadmin lsuc on ca Exemption from Fees and Filing Over 65 or Incapacitated Lawyers Annual Report Paralegal Annual Report Paralegal Insurance Certified Specialist Program E mail certspec lsuc on ca Client Service Centre Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 3315 General line 416 947 3315 Compensation Fund Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 3343 General line 416 947 3343 Fax 416 947 3479 Email compfund lsuc on ca Complaints Toll free 1 800 268 7568 General line 416 947 3310 TTY 416 644 4886 Fax 416 947 5263 Complaint forms must be received by mail or fax See Complaining about a Lawyer or Paralegal for more information Continuing Professional Development E mail cpd lsuc on ca Request a Facilitator Guide rc lsuc on ca Contact the CPD Presenter s Resource Centre cpd lsuc on ca Program Accreditation Toll free 1 800 668 7380 x2938 Telephone 416 947 3300 x2938 E mail cpdacc lsuc on ca Contract Registry Toll free 1 800 668 7380 x3315 Telephone 416 947 3315 E mail contractregistry lsuc on ca e Bulletin Resources for Lawyers Toll free 1 800 668 7380 x3315 Telephone 416 947 3315 E mail rc lsuc on ca Equity Diversity Initiatives Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 2153 Telephone 416 947 3300 ext 2153 Fax 416 947 3983 Email equity lsuc on ca Facilities Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 3325 Telephone 416 947 3325 Fax 416 947 3478 Email facilities lsuc on ca Convocation Hall Restaurant 416 947 3361 e mail orestaurant lsuc on ca Great Library Phone 416 947 3315 Fax 416 869 0331 E mail refstaff lsuc on ca Ask a Librarian E mail a Reference Question Request Photocopies Information about a Specific Lawyer or Paralegal For information on the status or regulatory history of a lawyer or paralegal contact the Client Service Centre at lawsociety lsuc on ca or 416 947 3315 or toll free 1 800 668 7380 x3315 You can also search the Law Society s Lawyer and Paralegal Directory Law Society Referral Service LSRS Toll free line 1 800 268 8326 Telephone 416 947 3330 TTY 416 644 4886 Email lawrefer lsuc on ca Lawyer and Paralegal Licensing Process Articling or Articling Mentoring Program Lawyer Support Services Tutoring or Financial Assistance Office of the Registrar Special Needs and Accommodation Office of the Registrar Technical Support Media Inquiries Please contact the Communications Department Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 7625 Telephone 416 947 7625 Email lhall lsuc on ca or visit the Media Room Membership Inquiry Your Law Society

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/contact/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Hearings and Discipline | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    Society Events About the Law Society Media Room Hearings and Discipline Regulatory Proceedings How Can the Law Society Help Complaining about a Lawyer or Paralegal Lawyer Licensing Process Paralegal Licensing Process Trustee Services and Trust Account Claims Contact Us Hearings and Discipline Hearings and Discipline Hearings and Discipline Print Version Protecting the Public The Law Society regulates Ontario s legal profession to ensure a competent and ethical bar Legislation passed by the Government of Ontario primarily the Law Society Act and Regulations made under the act authorize the Law Society to license Ontario s lawyers and paralegals and regulate their conduct competence and capacity Law Society by laws and Rules of Professional Conduct both based in the Law Society Act set out the professional and ethical obligations of all members of the profession Members failing to meet these obligations are subject to the Society s complaints process Some matters proceed to a hearing and result in an order by a hearing or appeal panel Information about regulatory proceedings is public and available in this section of the Law Society website The Law Society also prosecutes individuals who provide legal services directly to the public without a licence The Law Society and the Ontario Courts have established Civility Complaints Protocols designed to improve civility and professionalism among lawyers and paralegals appearing in court proceedings The protocols provide a procedure for judges and justices of the peace to refer incidents of misconduct such as incivility or unprofessionalism to the Law Society Practice advisory guidelines for lawyers and paralegals dealing with ethical and professional conduct issues related to specific topics and practice management resources are located in the Resource Centre Ontario s legal profession is self regulating with public representation See How the Law Society is Governed for more information Let Right Prevail

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