LCO Board of Governors Applications


The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is seeking two new members for its Board of Governors.

The LCO is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. The LCO provides independent, balanced, and
authoritative advice on complex and important legal policy issues. Through this work, the LCO promotes
access to justice, evidence-based legislation and legal policies, and public debate on important and topical
law reform issues.

The LCO’s current portfolio includes projects addressing AI and Algorithms in the Justice System, Consumer
Protection in the Digital Marketplace, the Last Stages of Life, the Indigenous Last Stages of Life, Family Law
Protection Orders and Environmental Rights. The LCO is also developing a project on environmental issues.
Recent projects include Class Actions and Defamation Law in the Internet Age.

The LCO is governed by an 11-person Board of Governors. The LCO seeks to ensure the LCO Board reflects the
 Experience or interest in law reform and/or Ontario’s justice system;
 Experience in policy areas or academic fields relevant to the LCO’s work (including law and other
 Ensuring the LCO Board reflects Ontario’s diversity, including Indigenous and racialized
 Ensuring the LCO Board includes members from across Ontario;
 Ensuring the LCO Board reflects the bilingual nature of Ontario’s justice system; and,
 Ensuring the LCO Board includes both lawyers and non-lawyers.

Appointments are for three years with a potential renewal for an additional term.

The Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO. This role includes approving the LCO’s Strategic Plan, projects, final reports, and recommendations as well as the LCO’s policies and budgets. Applicants must be residents of Ontario.

To submit an application, please email a cover letter and resume in one pdf file to The application deadline is Friday, October 16th, 2020.

For more information about the position, contact Nye Thomas, LCO Executive Director, at or 416-402-7267.

More information about the LCO is available at