The Law Commission of Ontario is an independent organization that researches issues and recommends law reform measures to make the law accessible to all members of Ontario’s communities.
The Law Commission of Ontario is made up of legal researchers and other staff who have a genuine interest in the issues they serve. Each member contributes to improving the lives of Ontarians – because the law affects everyone.
The LCO was originally established by Agreement dated July 6, 2007, and subsequently renewed for five years on January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2017. Through this partnership, the Law Commission of Ontario has a mandate to make recommendations to:
- make the legal system more relevant, accessible and efficient
- simplify or clarify the law
- use technology to increase access to justice
- stimulate critical debate about law, and
- promote scholarly legal research
in our work, our employment and our administrative practices
working and collaborating with interested groups and individuals – legal and non-legal
ethical practice in all of our work
focusing on diverse areas of legal/social issues and going beyond the law to conduct our research and form our recommendations
focusing on topical and forward-looking projects
open process for project proposals, selection and progress – public feedback and contributions are welcome
our recommendations are to the point and capable of implementation
we are accountable to our partners – and to the general public