Advocates in Action

Advocates in Action
As part of our mission to be a voice for advocates, The Advocates' Society ("TAS") undertakes initiatives that seek to improve access to justice, promote diversity and inclusion, protect judicial independence, and make submissions on matters of significance to the legal profession.  Advocates in Action is here to keep our members informed about and engaged with the Society's important advocacy work.
September 2021 Advocates in ActionSeptember 2021

  • TAS's Statement Voicing Support for Canada's Role in the Evacuation of Judges and Lawyers in Afghanistan
  • TAS's Presentation of the Right to be Heard Report to the Action Committee on Court Operations
  • TAS's Submission on Proposed Amendments to Ontario's Rules of Civil Procedure

Summer 2021 Advocates in ActionSummer 2021

  • TAS's Submission to the Canadian Criminal Cases Review Consultations
  • TAS's Perspective on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Courts Rules
  • TAS's Submission on Draft Rules for the Provision of Legal Aid Services in Ontario

May 2021 Advocates in ActionMay 2021

  • TAS' Proposed Intervention in Anderson v. Alberta (Attorney General)
  • TAS' Request of the SCC regarding COVID-19 Hearing Policies
  • TAS Member Engagement on the Federal Court Aboriginal Law Bar Liaison Committee

April 2021 Advocates in ActionApril 2021

  • TAS' Intervention in Blake v. Blake
  • The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples
  • Interview with Joshua Sealy-Harrington
  • TAS Members Volunteer as Faculty for Supreme Court Advocacy Institute

March 2021 Advocates in ActionMarch 2021

  • Our work promoting advocacy opportunities for less experienced counsel
  • Our efforts to defend judicial independence
  • Our involvement with the Federal Court IP Users committee, and
  • Our advocacy on behalf of law library funding.

February 2021 Advocates in ActionFebruary 2021

  • Modern Advocacy Task Force: National Virtual Town Halls - January 2021
  • TAS Leadership Principles
  • Submission to MAG on Children's Law Reform Act – January 2021
  • Duty Counsel for LSO Disciplinary Hearings

January 2021 Advocates in ActionJanuary 2021

  • TAS Statement on Judicial Independence
  • Crowder and TLABC v. British Columbia (Attorney General) – 2019 BCSC 1824
  • Updated Principles of Civility and Professionalism for Advocates
  • Best Practices for Remote Hearings
  • Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Rules of Court Committee Consultation on Summary Trials
  • PRO BONO CORNER - PBO Consumer Protection Initiative

December 2020 Advocates in ActionDecember 2020

  • R. v. Chouhan – Supreme Court of Canada File No. 39062
  • Modern Advocacy Task Force Update
  • LSO Family Legal Services Provider License
  • Bill 207 - Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020