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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 4:26 PM

Quebec Court of Appeal judge nominated to replace Gascon on SCC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on July 10 the nomination of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Two judges appointed to Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench

The federal Department of Justice on June 27 announced judicial appointments for the province of Manitoba. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 1:42 PM

Benefits, challenges of Ontario’s publicly funded family mediation services Family coming together

Mediation has risen to the fore as part of a suite of family justice services to find expeditious and cost-effective ways to support separating families since 2011, when Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) funded family mediation services in every courthouse offering free, onsite mediation to individuals on the day of their court appearance. The ministry also funded offsite mediation accessible by all families for more complex matters, with user fees based on income. Research was done to learn about the challenges and best practices in providing these services. ... [read more]

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Three new associates join Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey announced on June 18 that new calls to the New Brunswick bar Graham Haynes, Sarah Kanhai and John Morse have joined the East Coast firm as associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 2:59 PM

Former N.S. chief justice joins Stewart McKelvey as counsel

Stewart McKelvey announced that former Nova Scotia chief justice J. Michael MacDonald has joined the firm’s Halifax office as counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 1:10 PM

Settlement of legal dispute using B.C.-produced robot mediator called first ever Graham Ross

Although the use of technology and artificial intelligence in the judicial system may conjure up images of Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone, a dispute in the U.K. was recently solved through the use of a system designed by a B.C.-based company in a situation a lawyer involved in the case is calling the first of its kind. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 2:13 PM

Two new partners join Miller Thomson

Miller Thomson announced that Lesley Kim is a new partner at the firm’s Regina office, and Patrick Fitzpatrick is a new partner in the Calgary office. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Arbitrator can ignore evidence when deciding an award weigh_evidence_sm

Parties to an arbitration often believe that the failure by an arbitral tribunal to address evidence or take evidence into account amounts to a serious irregularity, allowing a court to set the award aside. The short answer to the question is that a failure to address evidence or take evidence into account in an award will almost never amount to a serious irregularity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Four judges appointed to Ontario Superior Court

The Department of Justice on Oct. 1 announced the appointment of four judges for the province of Ontario. ... [read more]