Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

November 27, 2013 11:03 ET

Law Society Recognized as GTA Top Employer an Eighth Time

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 27, 2013) - The Law Society has been recognized as one of the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers for the eighth year in a row. The annual competition identifies exemplary workplaces.

"I am honoured that the Law Society is once again being acknowledged as an inclusive and professional place to work," says Robert Lapper, the Law Society's Chief Executive Officer.

"In a marketplace where key talent recruitment and retention are essential to the Law Society's success, this designation continues to serve as an important validation of our efforts to employ best practices."

"We remain committed to supporting our employees in their efforts to effectively regulate the profession - Ontario's more than 46,090 lawyers and 5,660 paralegals. Through their hard work both the public and the profession are well-served."

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 for the award is based on a 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.

"My sincere congratulations to all employees for helping to make the Law Society a great place to work," says Lapper.

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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