2011 Bencher Election Virtual Town Hall

A virtual town hall was held on April 4, 2011 for the 2011 Bencher Election.  Omar Ha-Redeye spoke on the panel as a representative of student interests.

Bencher Election Panel  – Future of Law and Articling

Moderator: Glenn Kauth from Law Times
Guest Panelist: Catherine McKenna
Monday, April 4, 2011 12:30 p.m.

Space is limited.
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Bencher candidates, guest panelists and callers will be asked to weigh on the following issues:

Australia, the UK and South Carolina are moving forward with alternative business structures. Do you support alternative business structures in Ontario? Why or why not?

What are your thoughts on the unbundling legal services?

Is the Law Society adequately dealing with innovative ways to deliver legal services? Is the Law Society itself, being innovative enough? Richard Susskind’s The End of Lawyers has generated enormous interest amongst public policy-makers and strategic planners in law firms around the world. What is your view?

Should the Law Society be regulating paralegals or should paralegals be self-governing? Isn’t it a conflict for the law society to regulate paralegals since they compete for business with lawyers?

Should older, established lawyers be expected to do more to ease the costs for younger lawyers? E.g. CBA charges younger lawyers lower membership rates to encourage them to join and has one-year membership fee exemptions for unemployed lawyers who are facing financial hardship

Hundreds of talented young law students are finding it difficult to find suitable articles each year. What should the Law Society do? Should the Law Society do away with the articling requirement, adopt an Australian model, or should we have a pooled fund among potential employers?

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PC-based attendees
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Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Read more about it The Law Times and the cover story in The Lawyers Weekly:

Virtual Town Hall to be Held
2011 Bencher Election