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Saskatchewan may regulate paralegals to solve ‘access to justice crisis,’ says scholar
Sarah Buhler
Sarah Buhler, an associate professor with the University of Saskatchewan College of Law: 'It’s open for discussion whether all of the types of work that lawyers do is best done by lawyers or whether there are some aspects that may be better and more economically done by other professionals.'

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

In a bid to cope with an “access to justice crisis,” a task team in Saskatchewan is exploring the option of using regulated paralegals as a way of expanding the roles of non-lawyers in that province, says a Saskatoon scholar. ... [read more]

Offending termination clauses that are void cannot 'oust' common law, court rules Ben Hahn sm

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled an employee is entitled to receive severance pay based on common law in lieu of reasonable notice in a decision, counsel says, is instructive to both employers and employees on termination provisions.   ... [read more]

SCC says conditional sentences are not terms of ‘imprisonment’ leading to immigration deportation Aris Daghighian

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:57 PM

Last Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 5:10 PM

In a judgment welcomed by immigration lawyers, but called “disappointing” on the administrative law front, the Supreme Court has ruled that permanent residents sentenced in Canada to conditional sentences cannot be deported for “serious criminality” under s. 36(1)(a) the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). ... [read more]