Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

November 16, 2011 12:45 ET

Law Society Makes GTA Top Employer List for Sixth Consecutive Year

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - For the sixth consecutive year, the Law Society of Upper Canada has been selected as one of the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers as part of an annual competition to identify employers with exemplary workplace environments.

"We are honoured to be included among the Greater Toronto Area's best practice organizations once again," says Malcolm Heins, the Law Society's Chief Executive Officer. "Talent recruitment and retention are essential to the Law Society's success in regulating Ontario's legal professions effectively in the public interest. This standing reflects the Law Society's efforts to understand and support our employees' diverse needs so that they can continue to provide outstanding service to lawyers, paralegals and the public."

The designation recognizes leading employers in the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of York, Halton, Peel and Durham. The competition was open to private and public sector employers of any size, with a head office or principal place of business within the GTA.

Evaluation was based on a standard set of criteria, including: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement.

In choosing finalists, competition organizers at Mediacorp Canada Inc., the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, compare employers to other organizations within the same field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Reasons for selecting the Law Society as one of the Top Employers can be found on Mediacorp's eluta website (

"Garnering this recognition since 2006 is a remarkable achievement that I am proud to share with all employees who continue to make the Law Society a great place to work," says Heins. "They are all to be commended for their ongoing efforts and dedication."

The Law Society regulates lawyers and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society has a mandate to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

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