On November 29, 2018, Windsor Law held their alumni dinner in Toronto. The LCO’s Chair of the Board of Governors, Andrew Pinto, received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contributions to the legal sector, legal innovation, and client and community engagement. Congratulations to Andrew on his many achievements! The LCO also congratulates Past Chair, Bruce [...]
On November 20, the Law Commission of Ontario hosted a roundtable to discuss further ideas and frameworks for our new digital rights project. Read roundtable attendee Lorne Sossin’s blog post, The Algorithm of Justice? Fairness and Digital Rights, which provides an overview of the roundtable topics and issues.
The LCO is pleased to announce that Justice Michal Fairburn of the Court of Appeal for Ontario will be joining the LCO Board. The LCO is pleased to announce that Justice Michal Fairburn of the Court of Appeal for Ontario has been appointed as the judiciary’s representative to the LCO Board of Governors. Justice Fairburn [...]
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce funding has been renewed under the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Catalyst program. The LFO provides invaluable support to Ontario’s access to justice community. This support helps the LCO promote independent law reform, evidence-based analysis of complex legal issues, and public participation in legal policy-making. [...]
Read the latest article on the Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms project here. For more information on our Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms project, please click here.
LCO was mentioned in a article by McCarthy Tetrault in regards to the six general law reform themes or priorities outlined in the “Digital Rights, Digital Society Roundtable Report” (the “Report”) by the LCO and Mozilla. To read the article click here: https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/cyberlex/furthering-ai-research-ethics-towards-digital-rights-agenda-ontario?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=inter-article-link.
LCO Counsel, Dr. Sue Gratton, will speak at the Advocates’ Society’s Defamation Law Conference on October 31, 2018. The conference will produce a tool kit to advise clients and litigate defamation matters skillfully. She will also speak at the annual conference of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association (“Ad IDEM”), November 2-3, 2018, in Montreal. At [...]
LCO Executive Director, Nye Thomas, recently participated in a podcast by Osgoode Professional Development, “Strictly Legal – Episode 6: Regulating in the Context of Change”. Some of the topics discussed by Nye and Law Society of Ontario Treasurer, Malcolm Mercer included: -Demand for guidance from regulators -Understanding the complexity of the regulatory landscape - where [...]
The LCO’s 2015 report on small estates was highlighted in a recent CBC Go Public story. The story quotes the LCO report that “the cost of probate — which isn't mandatory but often necessary when there is a will — is ‘disproportionately high for small estates and can outweigh the benefits’." The CBC report can [...]
The Law Commission of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Pinto as Chair of the Board of Governors, effective September 1st, 2018. Andrew replaces Bruce Elman, Chair of the Board since September 2012. “I’m honoured to chair Ontario’s leading law reform agency and work with my Board colleagues, the Law Commission’s Executive [...]