TAS Responds to LSO Family Legal Services Provider Licence Proposal

Posted on February 15, 2022

On February 14, 2022, TAS wrote to the Treasurer and Benchers of the Law Society of Ontario, raising concerns about the proposed Family Legal Services Provider Licence. TAS urged that the motion set out in the Report of the LSO's Access to Justice Committee should be rejected. The motion is scheduled for debate at Convocation on February 24. TAS's view is that the proposed Family Legal Services Provider Licence, with its current scope, will not improve access to justice, is not in the public interest and will not benefit Ontarians. TAS urged the LSO to focus its attention and resources on existing lawyer-led access to justice initiatives, lead a broad education campaign about options and resources for family law litigants, and continue to advocate for the expansion of the Unified Family Court and the reform of family law court processes. Read TAS's letter here.