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 [...]
The LCO and the research conducted for our Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work project was recently mentioned in an article published by The Star on August 21, 2018. To read the article click here: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/08/21/growing-number-of-professionals-face-job-insecurity-study-finds.html
The Lawyer's Daily: Gathering the facts for class action reform in Ontario
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a full-time research lawyer for a one-year contract that may be extended. The deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is accepting applications for student researchers for the fall/winter 2018-2019 academic term. Successful applicants will work with the LCO from September 2018 – April 2019. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 31, 2018.
The Lawyers Daily: Role of intermediaries needs to be redefined in defamation law reform, panel says
Read the latest article on the Defamation Law in the Internet Age Conference here. For more information on our Defamation Law in the Internet Age project, and to read more about the Conference, please click here.
International Association of Defense Counsel pushes for class action reform in Ontario
IP Osgoode’s blog, the IPilogue, has published a series of blog posts discussing the LCO’s May 3, 2018 defamation conference. You can read the blogs here: https://www.iposgoode.ca/2018/06/rethinking-defamation-law/ https://www.iposgoode.ca/2018/06/the-harms-and-values-underlying-defamation-law-in-the-internet-age/ https://www.iposgoode.ca/2018/06/jurisdiction-anonymity-and-unpublishing-frontline-problems-in-resolving-online-defamation-claims/ https://www.iposgoode.ca/2018/06/resolving-online-defamation-in-the-internet-age/ https://www.iposgoode.ca/2018/06/fair-balance-proportionality-and-revamping-the-publication-rule-will-these-efforts-resolve-the-problem-of-online-intermediaries-its-unlikely/