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Federal lawyers’ union says low pay contributing to ‘crisis’ in hiring, retention, court delays and stayed prosecutions
Ursula Hendel
Association of Justice Counsel president Ursula Hendel says some federal offices are in ‘crisis’ due to Ottawa’s inability to consistently hire and retain enough lawyers.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:55 AM

The union leader representing 2,600 federal government lawyers says Ottawa’s persistent failure to pay competitive compensation is contributing to lacklustre lawyer recruitment, and severe staff shortages in major cities across the country — as well as to court delays and criminal charges being stayed for violating the Supreme Court’s speedy trial deadlines. ... [read more]

Continuing professional development changes affect Saskatchewan, Ontario and B.C. Priya Bhatia

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:58 PM

Continuing professional development (CPD) rules have changed for lawyers in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. ... [read more]

Associates carrying on with The Law School Show podcast Rishi Dhir

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Even though they’re no longer students in law school, Rishi Dhir and Chris Deschenes are still committed to producing a podcast dedicated to giving law school students information about their career paths. ... [read more]