LCO Board of Governors Applications

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March 31, 2021

CALL FOR LAW COMMISSION OF ONTARIO BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPLICATIONSThe Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is seeking two new members for its Board of Governors.The LCO is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. The LCO provides independent, balanced, andauthoritative advice on complex and important legal policy issues. Through this work, the LCO promotesaccess to justice, evidence-based legislation and legal policies, and public debate on important and topicallaw reform issues.The LCO’s current portfolio includes projects addressing AI and Algorithms in the Justice System, ConsumerProtection in the Digital Marketplace, the Last Stages of Life, the Indigenous Last Stages of Life, Family LawProtection Orders and Environmental Rights. The LCO is also developing a project on environmental issues.Recent projects include Class Actions and Defamation Law in the Internet Age.The LCO is governed by an 11-person Board of Governors. The LCO seeks to ensure the LCO Board reflects thefollowing: Experience or interest in law reform and/or Ontario’s justice system; Experience in policy areas or academic fields relevant to the LCO’s work (including law and otherareas); Ensuring the LCO Board reflects Ontario’s diversity, including Indigenous and racializedrepresentation; Ensuring the LCO Board includes members from across Ontario; Ensuring the LCO Board reflects the bilingual nature of Ontario’s justice system; and, Ensuring the LCO Board includes both lawyers and non-lawyers.Appointments are for three years with a potential renewal for an additional term. The Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO. This role includes approving the LCO’s Strategic Plan, projects, final reports, and recommendations as well as the LCO’s policies and budgets. Applicants must be residents of Ontario.To submit an application, please email a cover letter and resume in one pdf file to lawcommission@lcocdo.org. The application deadline is Friday, October 16th, 2020.For more information about the position, contact Nye Thomas, LCO Executive Director, at athomas@lcocdo.org or 416-402-7267.More information about the LCO is available at www.lco-cdo.org.

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