By Law Society of Ontario
The Law Society of Ontario has been made aware of communications that are being sent from the email address [email protected] and that contain copyright notices claiming copyright in the communications on behalf of “2023 Law Society Bencher Election”.
The communications appear to be from a group that refers to itself variously as “Citizens of Ontario” and “Citizens for Justice” – it may be that it is identified in other ways.
The use of the phrase “Law Society Bencher Election” and “2023 Law Society Bencher Election”, in the email address and on the communications, is causing confusion with respect to the origins of the communications.
Specifically, the communications are in some instances being interpreted as coming from the Law Society of Ontario and carrying the imprimatur of the Law Society of Ontario, neither of which is true.
The LSO is requesting that the sender of these communications cease using an email address or any text in their communications that may suggest an affiliation with the LSO, may misrepresent their relationship with the LSO or may present false or misleading impressions about the LSO.