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Advocate lauds AG Lametti’s talk of limiting HIV non-disclosure laws to intent
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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti addresses those gathered on June 14 for the 8th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights in Toronto.

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

If re-elected, Canada’s Liberal government may look to change HIV non-disclosure laws so they target only the intent to transmit the virus and not “criminalize everything else,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti following a panel discussion in downtown Toronto. ... [read more]

Alberta law society looking into bencher election process Alberta Law Society president Rob Armstrong

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:59 AM

The Law Society of Alberta is casting an eye on its election process, with the society’s president saying the aim is to ensure the bencher table is accessible to as wide array of candidates as possible. A bencher election task force was struck during the law society’s June board meeting. President Rob Armstrong said the current election process “can exclude certain types of candidates from either running or being elected.” ... [read more]

OBA president commends profession for ‘stepping up’ to support Robe Bank Lynne Vicars sm

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) celebrated the launch of its Robe Bank on June 12, matching lawyers who wanted to donate robes to recent calls in need. “It was absolutely fantastic,” said OBA president Lynne Vicars, about the launch. ... [read more]