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MPs recommend increased financial, mental health support for jurors in report
Anthony Housefather
Committee chair Anthony Housefather said it was ‘troubling’ that less than half the provinces and territories provide psychological support to jurors post-trial.

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

The House of Commons Justice Committee has released a long-awaited report on improving juror support in Canada and is recommending not only adequate financial compensation for jurors but also more access to mental health services for people who have sat through traumatic trials. ... [read more]

OBA casebook printing initiative assists access to justice, environment Justin Nasseri sm

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

Printing casebook pages double-sided may seem like a small step toward making civil proceedings more environmentally friendly, but it’s an initiative the Regional Senior Judges Council (RSJ Council) has made mandatory as of June 15 after receiving a proposal from the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) advocating for reduced paper use. ... [read more]

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Subscriber only content Richard Wagner

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]