SCCThe Advocates’ Society is often asked to intervene in matters that are significant to the profession. See a selected list of our interventions here.


For requests to have the Society intervene in your matter, please contact Dave Mollica, Director of Policy and Practice, 416-597-0243 ext. 125 or, indicating how your matter meets the criteria set out below. For media inquiries, please contact Robin Black, Director of Marketing & Membership Services, 416-597-0243, ext. 108 or



These are the factors that our Board of Directors consider in determining whether to apply for leave to intervene.


  • The importance of and need for the Society’s intervention is demonstrated.
  • Whether the matter is of broad interest to the profession, which extends beyond the interests of the parties to the litigation are at issue.
  • Is intervention by the Society in the interests of the public.
  • Does the matter affect:
    • Access to justice;
    • The practice of law by advocates;
    • Procedural matters of broad application;
    • The right to counsel;
    • The independence of the Bar;
    • The administration of justice; or
    • An issue of law that is of importance to the proper representation of parties before courts or tribunals.
  • Whether there is certainty or a reasonable prospect for success in the matter.
  • Whether there are any reasons the Society should not seek intervenor status, including the need for a disproportionate expenditure of time or resources, reputational risk, or otherwise.


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