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UPDATE: Administrative dismissals of SCJ civil, family and Small Claims Court matters resume May 13


Please note that administrative dismissals resume on May 13, 2024, for Superior Court civil, Small Claims Court, Divisional Court, and family matters. The contents of this notice only address Superior Court civil actions. Which Superior Court civil actions will be dismissed? Unless appropriate steps are taken, Superior Court civil actions are subject to be administratively… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Central East Region: May and November Trial Sittings

As per the Notice to the Profession, dated February 20, 2024, the May and November 2024 civil trial sittings have been eliminated. The sittings in 2025 will also be eliminated. In their place, Central East region will run a Civil Blitz starting September 9, 2024, which will run for 5 weeks. Another Civil Blitz will… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Administrative dismissals will resume May 13, 2024

Today, February 28, 2024, the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario has informed the public and the profession that administrative dismissals of Superior Court civil actions that have not been set down for trial within 5 years, or have been struck off a trial list and have not been restored within 2 years of… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Are you ready for the Law Society’s new client ID requirements on January 1, 2024?

As of January 1st, 2024, the Law Society of Ontario requires lawyers who only meet with clients virtually to verify their clients’ identity online by authenticating their identification documents, or using an alternate, approved verification method. This ends the emergency virtual-verification measures that permitted verification through simply viewing identification documents online. The virtual authentication of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

New wellness resources from the Member Assistance Program

Beginning December 1, Homewood Health will be updating the web portal to incorporate the new “Pathfinder” user-interface system. Through a series of simple questions, the anonymous Pathfinder system will quickly guide lawyers to curated lifestyle coaching, counselling, peer-support, and online resources that are directed at the specific needs of each lawyer. Lawyers can book… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance

Federation of Law Societies launches online program to combat money laundering risks


The Federation’s of Law Societys has launched an online learning program entitled “Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Canadian Legal Profession”. The program is free and the Law Society of Ontario has accredited the program for 3 hours and 45 minutes of Professionalism content. From the website: “The practice of law exposes legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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