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LSO halts wind-up of Certified Specialist Program, tables motion to repeal Bencher Code of Conduct
LSO bencher, Andrew Spurgeon, moved to pause the winding-up of the Certified Specialist Program, noting that benches were ‘seeking to simply put it back on the table for consideration given the overwhelming response to our previous decision and allow the profession to have its say.’

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 9:47 AM

Last Updated: Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 10:59 AM

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) backtracked its recommendation to wind up the Certified Specialist Program, passing a motion to suspend the dissolution of the program until further study can be done by Convocation. ... [read more]

Lawyers launch coalition to bring ‘good governance’ back to LSO Atrisha Lewis, LSO bencher

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 12:06 PM

On Oct. 3, a group of legal professionals launched a coalition to bring “good governance back to the Law Society of Ontario” (LSO), banding together over 25 lawyers from across the province in advance of the 2023 bencher election. ... [read more]

Size of Alberta class action on bail hearing delay ‘well in excess’ of 17,000 people, lawyer says Margaret Waddell, Waddell Phillips

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 12:02 PM

An Alberta judge has given the go-ahead to a class action alleging the lack of access to timely bail hearings has led to thousands of Charter violations in the province. ... [read more]

Ontario court eyes Indian Act in matter of receiver’s seizure of on-reserve property

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 5:07 PM

Ontario’s Appeal Court has overturned a decision allowing a court-appointed receiver to seize and recoup money from an Indigenous man’s on-reserve businesses, finding Canada’s Indian Act protects such properties from receivership by those who are not Indigenous. ... [read more]

School board did not have power to ‘de facto’ remove trustees from elected office: B.C. judge Nicholas Vaartnou, Farris LLP

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 3:15 PM

A B.C. judge has wrapped the knuckles of a school board after it voted to suspend two trustees, saying it did not have either the explicit or implied authority to remove the pair from their duties. ... [read more]