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New virtual family law project in B.C. aims to reduce court backlog, increase access to justice
Access Pro Bono (APB) executive director said the nature of family disputes can be stressful and traumatic, and the newly-launched virtual family mediation project will not only help to reduce that stress but also increase access to justice in British Columbia.
Access Pro Bono (APB) executive director Jamie Maclaren said the nature of family disputes can be stressful and traumatic, and the newly-launched virtual family mediation project will not only help to reduce that stress but also increase access to justice in British Columbia.

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 8:52 AM

An initiative has been launched in British Columbia aimed at reducing the backlog of separation and divorce matters in the courts while also trying to enhance access to justice in family law in the province. ... [read more]

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society announces first Indigenous president Tuma Young, incoming president of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 4:16 PM

On June 19, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) announced Tuma Young, a member of Eskasoni and Malagawatch First Nation, as president for the 2021-2022 term. According to a news release, Young is the first Indigenous person to hold this position. ... [read more]

Canada loosens travel restrictions for those fully vaccinated Bill Blair, federal Minister of Public Safety

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 4:02 PM

Fully vaccinated travellers able to enter Canada as citizens or permanent residents will soon be able to do so without having to self-isolate, quarantine at a hotel or take a COVID-19 test on the eighth day after arriving. ... [read more]

CBA launches Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit Brad Regehr, president of the Canadian Bar Association

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 11:16 AM

On June 21, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) launched a Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit to coincide with National Indigenous Peoples Day. According to a press release, the toolkit is a “resource to help law firms big and small take the first steps in their reconciliation journey —  or progress further along it.” ... [read more]

Retroactive application at heart of Manitoba couple’s fight for marriage validation

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 9:06 AM

The province of Manitoba does not have the constitutional ability to reach back in time and validate a same-sex marriage that took place before such a union was legal, says a lawyer of a high-profile case brought forth by a gay couple.  ... [read more]