Up-to-date Sector Information

WSIB Offering Relief for Businesses

  • March 26, 2020

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is offering a financial relief package to help businesses deal with the effects of COVID-19.

Law Society Allowing for Deferred Payments

  • March 26, 2020

The Law Society of Ontario is allowing licensees on monthly payment plans to defer their fees for two months. The payment scheduled for April 7 will now be withdrawn during the first week of June.

LAWPRO Eases Collection

  • March 26, 2020

LAWPRO has announced that it will not be sending notices or following up on the collection of any delinquent accounts or missed filings (quarterly real estate and litigation transaction filings, unpaid premiums, or deductibles, etc.). Those wishing to stop automatic monthly or quarterly billing have the option to do so up until June 1. Please email service@lawpro.ca to do this.

Procedures for Service on Crown

  • March 24, 2020

The Government of Ontario has issued an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act that changes how documents are served on the Crown and related entities.

Expansion of Civil Claims Online

  • March 24, 2020

The Ministry of the Attorney General has expanded the Civil Claims Online system to allow more documents to be filed online. While filings will be accepted through the online system, until normal operations resume, only those matters that are scheduled by the judiciary for an urgent hearing will proceed. Court services will be available for urgent hearings and service will be limited for non-urgent matters.

LSO Corporate Statement Re: COVID 19

  • March 23, 2020

The LSO Corporate statement regarding COVID 19, including Practice Management FAQs (for Licensees); Licensing & Accreditation Information (for Candidates) and LSO Business Operations FAQs can be found here.

Province Suspends Limitation Periods and Other Deadlines

  • March 20, 2020

We wanted to let you know that the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020.