Thanks to the hard work and talent of our many member volunteers, The Advocates' Society regularly makes submissions on policy and legislation on behalf of advocates.
Click here for a list of The Advocates' Society's submissions
These are the factors that our Board of Directors consider in determining whether to make a submission on policy or legislation:
- Is the issue of broad relevance to the profession?
- Does the issue 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, and would the Society’s submission have a beneficial impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion in these areas?
- Does the Society have the staff time and resources required to undertake the project?
- Are other legal organizations taking or planning to take a position?
- Does the issue have a broad beneficial impact on stakeholders in the justice system?
- Are there possible reputational risks, costs exposures or similar concerns?
Submission Requests and Media Inquiries:
Dave Mollica, email@example.com
Director of Policy and Professional Development
416-597-0243 x 125