The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is pleased to announce that Ross Earnshaw of Kitchener, Ontario has been elected President for 2018 - 2019. He is a partner in the Waterloo Region and Hamilton offices of Gowling WLG. He studied at Osgoode Hall, obtaining his...
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies mandated by provincial and territorial law to regulate Canada’s 120,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s 9,000 independent paralegals in the public interest.
Canada’s law societies have agreed on a National Requirement that law school programs must meet beginning in 2015 in order for graduates to enter law society admission programs.
The Federation is leading a national initiative to expand mobility rights to permit Canadian lawyers to transfer between Quebec and the common law provinces with ease regardless of whether they were trained in Canadian common law or civil law.
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