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,
Director of Policy and Professional Development
416-597-0243 x 125