The Advocates’ Society is often asked to intervene in matters that are of significance to the profession.
Click here for a list of The Advocates' Society's interventions
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, or
- An issue of law that is of importance to the proper representation of parties before courts or tribunals?
- Are principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion in relation to the profession or the issues listed above present in the case, and would the Society’s intervention have a beneficial impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion in these areas?
- Is there certainty or a reasonable prospect for success in the matter?
- Are there any reasons the 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Policy and Professional Development
416-597-0243 x 125
(Please indicate how your matter meets the above criteria)