DEBATE! Can the LSUC’s Statement of Principles survive a legal challenge?

by | Nov 28, 2017 | News

DEBATE: Be it resolved that the Law Society’s Statement of Principles is an unjustified form of compelled speech.

In a recent email to all lawyers and paralegals licensed in Ontario, the LSUC called the new requirement “mandatory,” describing it as follows:

“You will need to create and abide by an individual Statement of Principles that acknowledges your obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally, and in your behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public. You will be asked to report on the creation and implementation of a Statement of Principles in your 2017 Annual Report.”

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