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Wednesday, July 07, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

Independent Safe Sport Mechanism will investigate incidents, hold hearings, feds say

On July 6, Canada announced that the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) had been “selected to establish and deliver a new Independent Safe Sport Mechanism.” According to the announcement, the “main objective of this new mechanism will be to oversee the implementation of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) for federally funded sport organizations.” ... [read more]

Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 12:54 PM

Arbitration Place adds 12 ‘NextGen’ arbitrators

Arbitration Place announced that it has launched a new 12-member “NextGen Roster” of arbitrators to build on its existing roster by including younger arbitrators for a wider range of disputes. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 2:39 PM

Divorce mediation firm opens three new locations

Fairway Divorce Solutions announced three new locations in Oakville, Ont., Calgary and Edmonton. ... [read more]

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 1:41 PM

LSO approves technological legal services pilot; Alberta law society adopts new hearing guideline Law Society of Ontario bencher Jacqueline Horvat

With the rise of apps and online services upending the legal profession, benchers of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) have given the nod to launching a pilot project aimed at more closely regulating innovative technological legal services (ITLS) in the province. ... [read more]

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]