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Law society aims to save role of paralegals, law students and articling students post-Bill C-75
Malcolm Mercer
Law Society of Ontario treasurer Malcolm Mercer said ‘[the] motion is expected to be voted on September 11 in light of the reality that Bill C-75 comes into effect on September 19.’

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

At its next Convocation, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will vote on regulatory changes for its paralegals, law students and articling students in a bid to keep non-lawyer agents in play when new federal rules come into force barring them from acting in summary offence cases. ... [read more]

Judge went too far in child support calculations for special needs child: Alberta Appeal Court Andy Hayher, Vogel LLP

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 9:33 AM

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled a lower court erred in calculating levels of child support for a 9-year-old girl with Down syndrome, and the lawyer for the young girl’s mother says she plans to bring the issue before the Supreme Court. ... [read more]

SNC-Lavalin report shows need for strict protocols for politicians’ interactions with AG in prosecutions Subscriber only content Mario Dion

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 2:43 PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 3:47 PM

The attorney general — and only the attorney general — may decide if overruling the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in a criminal prosecution is in the “public interest” — even if the prime minister and senior government officials question the AG’s due diligence and motives, or believe she otherwise failed to properly assess the public interest. ... [read more]