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SCC’s Wagner, Moldaver and Martin key to majorities in 2019 as top court divides in most judgments
Richard Wagner
Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner was on the prevailing side in 84 per cent of the split judgments in which he participated in 2019.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 10:19 AM

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 11:18 AM

Justices Michael Moldaver and Sheilah Martin and Chief Justice Richard Wagner were at the core of most Supreme Court of Canada majorities in 2019, an analysis of the nine judges’ voting patterns by The Lawyer’s Daily reveals. ... [read more]

Legal Aid Alberta moving to ‘service location model’ on lawyer choice, travel compensation

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 3:02 PM

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is asking its roster lawyers to update their online profiles in order to reflect changes it is implementing on choice of counsel for clients and travel compensation for those who take on legal aid certificates. ... [read more]

LEAF to host panel on what lawyers can do to help legal aid Katherine Long sm

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 9:16 AM

Amidst cuts to Ontario’s legal aid funding, the legal profession has rallied around the cause, stressing the importance of access to justice and the need for action. The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund’s (LEAF) Toronto branch is taking the discussion to the next level by hosting a panel on Jan. 23 to address the cuts head on. ... [read more]

Supreme Court of Canada hits record low 40% unanimity rate in 2019; many appeals came from Quebec TLD Exclusive

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

The Supreme Court of Canada divided on the outcomes of appeals in 60 per cent of the cases it decided in 2019, and spoke with one voice in just one-third of its appeal judgments — a record low unanimity rate in at least 30 years, an analysis by The Lawyer’s Daily discloses. ... [read more]

B.C. law society seeking public input of what legal practice will look like over next decade B.C. law society president Craig Ferris

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:34 AM

The Law Society of British Columbia wants to hear from you about the future of the legal profession. The law society’s futures task force is seeking input from lawyers, notaries, paralegals, the judiciary, organizations and the public to assist in its consideration of what legal practice will look like over the next decade ... [read more]