4 12, 2018

Chair Board of Governors receives Distinguished Alumni Award

2018-12-06T16:02:54+00:00December 4th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

29 11, 2018

The Algorithm of Justice? Fairness and Digital Rights

2018-11-29T20:13:38+00:00November 29th, 2018|News|

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.

6 11, 2018

The LCO is pleased to make two important announcements.

2018-11-06T17:32:06+00:00November 6th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

5 11, 2018

Law Foundation of Ontario renews Law Commission of Ontario funding under Catalyst Program

2018-11-05T21:36:28+00:00November 5th, 2018|News|

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. [...]

11 10, 2018

Furthering AI Research & Ethics – Towards a Digital Rights Agenda for Ontario

2018-10-11T13:59:19+00:00October 11th, 2018|English, News|

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:

9 10, 2018

Sue Gratton to Speak at Advocates’ Society Defamation Law Conference and Ad IDEM Annual Conference

2018-10-09T16:14:10+00:00October 9th, 2018|English, News|

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 [...]

12 09, 2018

LCO Executive Director, Nye Thomas, on regulating in the context of technological change

2018-09-12T18:13:35+00:00September 12th, 2018|English, News|

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 [...]

12 09, 2018

Issues raised in the LCO’s Small Estates project highlighted in CBC Go Public

2018-09-12T17:22:19+00:00September 12th, 2018|English, News|

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 [...]