Professional Development

At the heart of our CPD programming is 'learning-by-doing'. Our skill-based workshops offer you practical, hands-on learning in a safe and supportive environment with leading faculty who are trained by us. We ensure you are in good hands.


As the voice of advocates, The Advocates' Society takes a stand on law and policy by intervening in court cases that impact the profession, and by making submissions on legislation and policy. Learn more about our advocacy initiatives here.

Community & Events

Friends who argue. That’s who we are - and a collegial bar is a successful bar. Stay connected with your colleagues on both sides of the courtroom at our social events and discover the person behind your opponent.



2017 Laidlaw Medal Recipient

Posted on 2017-05-10
Congratulations to Monique Jilesen, Lenczner Slaght, recipient of the 2017 Laidlaw Medal...

Ontario Superior Court of Justice: Chambers Appointments for Toronto Civil Cases

Posted on 2017-03-24
Parties may now request a chambers appointment on Toronto civil cases. Chambers appointments take place before a Judge for 15 minutes at a date and time to be fixed by the Judge...

Notice to the Profession: Affidavits for Bail Applications, and Bail and Detention Reviews

Posted on 2017-03-24
For initial bail applications and detention and bail reviews the Criminal Proceedings Rules for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario), provide for affidavits to be filed along with the material in support of the application two clear days before th

More News


Read Our Publications

The Advocates' Journal


Advocacy Matters

Keeping Tabs