Personal Assistance Programs

The Law Society supports programs to assist lawyers facing challenges within their work environment and in their personal lives.

Equity Ombudsperson

The Equity Ombudsperson confidentially assists anyone who works in a firm in resolving concerns over possible discrimination, and assists law firms in preventing discrimination and promoting a healthy work environment. Learn more

Counselling programs

The Law Society supports two separate counseling programs for lawyers:

  • Personal counselling and referral services through Optum Health Services (Canada) Ltd.
  • Lawyers assistance program for lawyers, their families, support staff and articled students who need help to deal with alcohol or chemical dependencies, stress, depression or other personal problems

Learn more

Maternity leave benefit loan program

The maternity leave benefit loan program is intended to assist self-employed women lawyers remain in practice. Learn more.

Other resources

Resource Guide for Lawyers with Disabilities and Employers
Laughter & Living: The Lawyer's Personal Toolbox 
Equity and diversity initiatives