Bencher Activities

Over the past nine years, Mr. Falconer has significantly contributed to numerous initiatives directed at fulfilling the responsibilities of the Regulator to truly advance the public interest, including:

  • Championing the Law Society to actively take responsibility for mentoring licensees, including putting together concrete proposals for resourcing mentorship and ultimately serving on the Mentoring and Advisory Services Proposal Task Force (2013 – 2016);
  • Serving as Vice-Chair (2012 – 2014) and then Co-Chair of the Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee (EIAC) (2014 – June 2018);
  • Serving as Vice-Chair of the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group (2012 – 2016) and as Co-Chair of EIAC, leading the development of the implementation strategy for the Report;
  • Chairing the Strategic Communications Steering Group (February 2017 – May 2018) in which the controversial but essential step was taken to rename and rebrand the Law Society of Upper Canada as the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Serving on the Legal Aid Working Group since 2016, and continuing to serve as a member of the Legal Aid Working Group; and,
  • Currently serving as a member of the Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee, the Legal Aid Working Group, the Human Rights Monitoring Group, and the Treasurer’s Appointments Advisory Group.