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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 11:53 AM

New partner joins Langlois lawyers Montreal office

Langlois lawyers welcomes new partner and accredited mediator, Christiane Brizard, to the firm’s Montreal office. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 6:48 AM

Alberta estate litigation pilot aims to resolve cases before positions become ‘entrenched and hardened’

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has launched a pilot project intended to facilitate early resolution of litigation in estate matters. The estate litigation early intervention pilot project, which was announced in November, will involve a one-hour case conference available to individuals who have filed a statement of claim after Dec. 31, 2019. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 1:37 PM

B.C. family law reform proposals aimed at less adversarial system, smaller burden on courts Wesley Shields, FH&P Lawyers

The government of British Columbia is considering a significant revamp of how family matters are dealt with in provincial court, with an eye to making the system less adversarial and easier to navigate, as well as helping to ensure actions can be resolved before taking the big step of going before a judge. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 @ 2:04 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Bennett Jones senior counsel named to CPTPP dispute resolution roster

Bennett Jones announced that senior counsel Valerie Hughes, a member of the firm’s international trade law practice group, has been named to the roster of panel chairs for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). She is the only Canadian, and one of three women, on the roster. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 2:07 PM

Quebec, Ottawa applaud Justice Kasirer, province’s new role in nominating Quebec SCC judges Chief Justice of Quebec Nicole Duval Hesler with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer

The Supreme Court of Canada saw a rare display of federal-provincial unanimity Nov. 4 as the attorneys general of Canada and Quebec jointly hailed the top court’s newest judge and the province’s beefed-up role in the reformed process that culminated in Justice Nicholas Kasirer’s nomination. “The nomination of Justice Kasirer to the court is historic,” Attorney General of Canada David Lametti said of the new process during the welcoming ceremony in the Supreme Court’s courtroom which was packed with Justice Kasirer’s family and friends, along with many legal lights from the bar and bench in Quebec and across Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

McLachlin on A2J, climate change, sexual assault, AI, pro bono, lawyers’ ‘vital’ role Beverley McLachlin

The Charter may offer an avenue for combating climate change, former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin says as climate litigation ramps up here and in the rest of the world. “I think the main obligation, constitutionally, for tackling this major problem rests with the federal government and the provinces — but courts are part of the picture because the [Charter s. 7] right to life, liberty and security of the person is something that all of us are entitled to, and climate change may tie into that,” Canada’s former top judge suggested in a wide-ranging LexisNexis Canada webinar on access to justice Oct. 10. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Senior counsel joins Woods LLP

Woods LLP announced that Haig Oghigian, an international arbitrator, mediator and counsel, is joining the firm as senior counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

New litigation associate for DLA Piper in Toronto

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Simon McCleary has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the litigation, arbitration and investigations group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Fasken adds commercial litigation partner in Montreal

Fasken announced that Sébastien Richemont has joined the firm as a partner with the commercial litigation group in Montreal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 11:21 AM

New online tool for parenting plans avoids cost, conflict: B.C. legal services society Jamie Gillespie, Tyler Technologies

Putting together a parenting plan in B.C. has gotten a bit easier. The provincial Legal Services Society's (LSS) MyLawBC Family Resolution Centre is now allowing parents to craft their plan online. ... [read more]