Law Society of Ontario review finds regulator needs to be more ‘culturally competent’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201834 Views

Review panel struck in 2017 to examine how law society addresses complaints involving Indigenous people

A report by a special review panel into the way the Law Society of Ontario deals with Indigenous people has found the provincial regulator needs to be “more culturally competent,” and the organization is pledging change.

Top officials with the law society are scheduled to be in Lac Seul First Nation, near Sioux Lookout, Monday to meet with residential school survivors, elders and other community leaders to discuss the report.

The review came in the wake of the regulator’s probe into the conduct of Kenora lawyer Doug Keshen, who was accused by more than a dozen residential school survivors of mishandling their claims received from Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

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