Thanks to the hard work and talent of our many members 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 take on an advocacy project in a case before the Courts:
- 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
- An issue of law that is of importance to the proper representation of parties before courts or tribunals
- Does The Advocates’ 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 beneficial impact on broad members of the legal system?
- Are there possible reputational risks, costs exposures or like concerns?
Submission Requests and Media Inquiries:
Dave Mollica, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Policy and Practice
416-597-0243 x 125