Profession Updates

Law Society Tribunal: Sept 4 Update

  • September 04, 2020

The Law Society Tribunal of the Law Society of Ontario has issued an updated Notice to the Professions and the Public. All appearances before the Tribunal are being held remotely, either by teleconference (for proceeding management conferences), or by zoom (for pre-hearing conferences and hearings). The Tribunal will accept materials that are filed either electronically or in hard copy. Further, since O. Reg. 73/20 will be revoked as of September 14, 2020 (see O. Reg. 457/20 , time periods will start to run again as of that date.

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 The payment scheduled for April 7 will now be withdrawn during the first week of June.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 to do this.

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.