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Law Society of Ontario releases long-awaited lawyer licensing report
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Peter Wardle, chair of the professional development and competence committee, said the group's priority is solving the stresses placed on the transitional training process.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) professional development and competence committee has been reviewing the lawyer licensing process since 2016 and a report on its recommendations will be presented to Convocation on May 24. ... [read more]

Criminal and youth lawyers worried about new Toronto ‘mega’ court Courthouse

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:22 PM

A new courthouse being built in downtown Toronto is raising concerns in the legal community, and is especially troubling to defence lawyers and young offender advocates. The facility, which will be located at 11 Centre Avenue — a site owned by the province and located just to the north of Toronto City Hall — has a price tag of approximately $956.4 million and is being developed to be a “mega” court. ... [read more]

Former Lakehead dean says ‘superficial’ attempts at reconciliation don’t work Angelique EagleWoman sm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Angelique EagleWoman’s resignation as dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University (Lakehead) has thrown a spotlight on the school’s Truth and Reconciliation efforts, with Indigenous leaders in the Thunder Bay area calling EagleWoman’s departure a step backward for the school and community. ... [read more]