The Advocates’ Society is often asked to intervene in matters that are of significance to the profession.

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

  • Is there is a demonstrated importance of and need for the Society’s intervention?
  • Is the matter of broad interest to the profession, which extends beyond the interests of the parties to the litigation?
  • Is intervention by the Society in the interest 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
  • An issue of law that is of importance to the proper representation of parties before courts or tribunals?
  • Is there is certainty or a reasonable prospect for success in the matter?
  • Are there are any reasons The Advocates’ Society should not seek intervenor status, including the need for a disproportionate expenditure of time or resources, reputational risk, or otherwise?

Intervention Requests and Media Inquiries:
Dave Mollica,
Director of Policy and Practice
416-597-0243 x 125
(Please indicate how your matter meets the above criteria)

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Click here for a list of The Advocates' Society's Interventions.