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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 3:59 PM

COVID-19 forces changes on majority of law practices: Survey Jana Schilder

A new survey of 400 legal professionals across Canada reveals that 67 per cent of those surveyed expect to see, or are currently experiencing, practice-related changes due to COVID-19. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 12:44 PM

New arbitrators and mediators association launched in Canada

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), an American association for experienced mediators and arbitrators, has expanded into Canada with a new sister organization. ... [read more]

Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 9:49 AM - Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 11:21 AM

$16.5-million settlement in G20 class action could bring lasting police changes, says co-counsel Eric Gillespie sm

Toronto lawyer Eric Gillespie has a general rule: Launch only one marathon class action lawsuit per decade. It’s a good policy because it took 10 years for Gillespie and co-counsel Murray Klippenstein to reach a landmark, $16.5 million, mediated settlement with the Toronto Police Service in a class action launched in August 2010 over the mass arrest and detention of hundreds of largely peaceful protesters at the June 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto. ... [read more]

Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 3:24 PM

Arbitration Place adds arbitrator/mediator

Arbitration Place announced that Jeffrey S. Leon, a senior litigation partner at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto, has joined Arbitration Place as a member arbitrator and mediator to further his work in conducting arbitrations and mediations in Canada, the United States and internationally. ... [read more]

Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

Former judge joins Fasken as legal counsel

Fasken announced the return of Jean Lemelin as legal counsel in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group. ... [read more]

Monday, June 08, 2020 @ 9:53 AM

B.C. law society seeking feedback on trust account rule change proposal

According to the provincial law society, lawyers in B.C. have raised concerns about the impact that the law society’s rule 3-58.1 (Trust account only for legal services) has had on retainers received by a lawyer who has been appointed as a mediator, arbitrator or parenting co-ordinator and who will be providing some incidental related legal services to the parties, such as the preparation of the mediation or arbitration (or related settlement) agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 07, 2020 @ 12:01 PM

Former Supreme Court justice Gascon joins Woods as senior counsel

Woods LLP announced that Clément Gascon, formerly a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has joined the Montreal firm as senior counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

DLA Piper adds litigation associate in Calgary

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

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 9:38 AM

B.C. introduces legislation designed to modernize domestic arbitration regime B.C. Attorney General David Eby

The B.C. government has put in motion plans to update its domestic arbitration rules, a move it says is necessary to reflect best practices at both the national and international level. The bill, which is before the provincial legislature, is a full repeal and replacement of the current Arbitration Act and builds on recommended changes from the Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s Uniform Arbitration Act and will better align with provincial legislation on international arbitral disputes. ... [read more]

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]