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Tuesday, March 02, 2021 @ 9:21 AM

Dentons appoints national lead, deputy lead of litigation, ADR group in Canada

Dentons announced that it has appointed Toronto partner Mark Evans as national lead of its litigation and dispute resolution group in Canada, and Calgary partner Rachel Howie as deputy lead. ... [read more]

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 3:18 PM

Davies adds new Montreal dispute resolution partner

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg welcomed Corey Omer as a partner in the dispute resolution group of its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

No turning back from pandemic’s changes to justice system: CBA report CBA president Brad Regehr

When transmitting the first message to officially open the Baltimore to Washington telegraph line, Samuel Morse included a simple statement: “what hath God wrought?” The same question has likely passed through the minds of many people over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses and schools and forced many people into makeshift home offices. Canada’s justice system has not been immune from that change, with trials moving online and lawyers filing their documents electronically. And now the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says it is time to make many of those changes permanent. ... [read more]

Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 9:09 AM

Baker McKenzie adds partner

Baker McKenzie announced that Christina Doria has been elected partner in the firm’s dispute resolution practice. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 9:47 AM

Current model of lawyering unequally distributes legal power in society, scholar says Joshua_Sealy-Harrington

Substantive change is required in the legal system — and legal education — to meaningfully address access to justice and systemic racism. That was the message from scholars who spoke on an Oct. 26 panel set up as part of Access to Justice Week. ... [read more]

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]