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Law Society Of Ontario

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
www.lsuc.on.ca
Address
Law Society of Ontario, OSGOODE HALL, 130 QUEEN STREET WEST
TORONTO
M5H2N6
Phone
(416) 947-3300
Fax
(416) 947-5263
Background
LAW SOCIETY ACT, RSO 1990, C. L.8, S. 23 (opens a new window)
Function

The Law Society of Ontario is the governing body of Ontario's lawyers and paralegals and is responsible for their education, licensing, supervision and conduct.

Membership

Forty lawyer benchers are elected in accordance with the by-laws. The benchers are elected for regions prescribed by the by-laws. Five paralegal benchers are elected in accordance with the by-laws. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint eight benchers who are not members of the Law Society. The Treasurer is elected by the benchers and is the president and head of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Term

The tenure of members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council expires immediately before the regular convocation following the first election of benchers that takes place after the effective date of the appointment. Members are eligible for reappointment. A person whose appointment expires shall be deemed to have been reappointed until his or her successor takes office.

Meetings
The Society meets monthly except in July, August and December when there are no convocations.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Order in Council O.C. 786/91 at the rate of $177 per meeting.

 

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) MARGARET CATHERINE BANNING
18-Feb-2021 - N/A
ware
2. Member (Part-Time) GERALD SHEFF
23-May-2019 - 22-May-2023
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) SEYMOUR EPSTEIN
23-May-2019 - 22-May-2023
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) CLARE SELLERS
06-Jun-2019 - 05-Jun-2023
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) DOUG WELLMAN
06-Jun-2019 - 05-Jun-2023
pickering
6. Member (Part-Time) GENEVIEVE PAINCHAUD
06-Jun-2019 - 05-Jun-2023
ottawa
7. Member (Part-Time) BENSON LAU
26-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2023
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) NANCY LOCKHART
26-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2023
toronto