The Law Society will continue its hearings in its relentless efforts to drive Kopyto out of the paralegal profession on Monday April 9th and Wednesday April 11th, 2012. The hearings will continue at 9:30 a.m. in the Museum Room at Osgoode Hall (located at the northeast corner of Queen Street and University Avenue in the city of Toronto).
Kopyto has two other proceedings pending. One is in the Ontario Court of Appeal. He is asking the Court to allow him to raise the issue of the lack of independence from the legal profession of the Law Society Panel judging his character. The Divisional Court upheld the Panel’s ruling that it was not competent to rule on its own independence!
As well, Kopyto will be appearing in Superior Court on July 4, 2012. He has launched an Application to declare the Law Society Act amendments giving lawyers governance over their paralegal competitors as unconstitutional on the basis that it denies access to justice by eliminating competition. The Law Society is trying to head off this application at the pass and has brought a motion to dismiss it on July 4, 2012. Further details to come.
In the meantime, Kopyto, as always, needs our support. Your presence next Monday and Wednesday at his Law Society hearings is essential to balance the odds.
Harry Kopyto Defence Commmittee