News Archive



Letter to Attorney General of Ontario Doug Downey regarding Judicial Appointments Process

Posted on 11/21/2019
On November 14, 2019, the Attorney General of Ontario Doug Downey announced that the provincial government is considering reforming the process for appointing judges to the Ontario Court of Justice. In response...

Launch of PBO/TAS Consumer Protection Initiative

Posted on 10/29/2019
The Advocates' Society (TAS) and Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) are proud to announce a new partnership that aims to help low-income consumers, many of whom are seniors, who are facing the effects of predatory door-to-door sales...

Call for Nominations

Posted on 10/24/2019
The Ontario Class Action Bench-Bar Liaison Committee is calling for nominations for up to six members of the bar to join the Committee for a two year term, beginning January 2020...

Recent Changes to Family Law Rules in Ontario

Posted on 9/18/2019
On September 1, 2019, changes came into effect in the Family Law Rules (See: O. Reg. 250/19, s. 1) relating to special parties and child parties and expert opinion evidence...

The Advocates’ Society applauds announcement by the Prime Minister on legal aid funding

Posted on 8/12/2019
Today, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced that the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to provide legal aid funding for immigrants and refugees in Ontario...