Mission and Core Values

The Law Society Tribunal is an independent adjudicative tribunal within the Law Society of Ontario, consisting of staff and appointed adjudicators. Adjudicators include benchers and other lawyer, paralegal and lay appointees.

Mission Statement

The Tribunal processes, hears and decides regulatory cases between the Law Society and Ontario lawyers and paralegals in a manner that is fair, just and in the public interest.

Core Values


We will be fair and impartial in our processes and proceedings, treating all with respect, courtesy and dignity.


We strive for excellence, acting with dedication and professionalism. We aim for continuous improvement, valuing diverse perspectives. We commit to an atmosphere that enables all to perform at their best.


We will act in a manner that bears the closest scrutiny. Our decisions, rules, processes and policies will be available to licensees and the public, accessible and easily understandable.


We are guided by the importance of timely resolution of all matters. We will schedule hearing and continuation dates expeditiously and complete written reasons promptly.