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Quebec Court of Appeal decision broadens fundamental rights for legal persons
Stanley Berger
Stanley Berger, a Toronto lawyer with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, said the Quebec Court of Appeal decision takes on added significance in light of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

A numbered company that was ordered by a lower court to pay the minimum fine for acting as a building contractor without holding a licence won a significant legal battle appeal after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that legal persons are entitled to protection against cruel or unusual treatment or punishment within the meaning of s. 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Clearinghouse for Ontario law school applications says cheating attempts have occurred, but are ‘very rare’

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 12:01 PM

The central clearinghouse used by seven Ontario law schools to electronically provide all university transcripts, reference letters and LSAT results relied on by the law schools to decide which students are admitted acknowledges it has experienced some attempts at cheating, but says they are “very rare.” ... [read more]

N.L. legal aid hopes rebranding will crush stereotypes Lauren_Chafe_sm

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 9:28 AM

Newfoundland’s legal aid lawyers are hoping a clean new logo and crisp tagline will help abolish an image of inferiority and convince clients they are “real lawyers for real people.” March 7 marked the launch of a rebranding for the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission (Legal Aid NL) in a bid to confront the ever-lingering stereotype that legal aid lawyers are not as skilled as those from the private bar. ... [read more]