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Budget 2019 includes more cash for reconciliation, immigration legal aid and judges for Federal Court
Bill Morneau
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed 2019 budget puts an emphasis on Indigenous reconciliation, and would also fund three new Federal Court judgeships and more legal aid for immigration cases.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:42 PM

Annual updates to federal regulations, a broadened money laundering offence, more judges and cash for the Federal Court and a boost for immigration legal aid are among the justice-related measures Ottawa announced in the 2019 federal budget. ... [read more]

Interrogation tactics, errors in justice system lead to false confessions, lawyers say Jerome Kennedy, Steven Drizin and Maria Sheppard sm

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

“I said I did it, but I didn’t do it,” was what an 11-year-old boy convicted of murdering his neighbour told American lawyer Steven Drizin, during his appeal. This case sent Drizin on an “odyssey” to understand how people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. For Canadian lawyer Jerome Kennedy, his work with wrongful convictions started with the case of a young man convicted of killing his mother. ... [read more]

Women of Legal Tech honouree says ‘it is impossible to be the best lawyer you can be’ without technology Natalie Worsfold sm

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 9:47 AM

Natalie Worsfold said her legal career path’s intersection with technology was a “happy accident.” However, her drive to be a better lawyer and involvement with tech has landed her on the American Bar Association's (ABA) 2019 Women of Legal Tech list. ... [read more]