Law Society Amendment Act, 1995


This Bill amends the Law Society Act to allow the Law Society's Convocation to make rules respecting the election of benchers on a regional basis.


An Act to Amend the Law Society Act

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1. Subsection 62 (1) of the Law Society Act, as amended by the Statutes of Ontario, 1991, chapter 41, section 5, is further amended by adding the following paragraph:

6.1 providing for the election of benchers on the basis of regional representation, prescribing the regions from which benchers are to be elected and, subject to subsections 15 (2) and (3), prescribing the number of benchers from each region.


2. This Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the Law Society Amendment Act, 1995.