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Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 9:07 AM

Stikeman Elliott names new managing partner of London office

Stikeman Elliott announced that Sherry Roth is its newly appointed managing partner of the London office. ... [read more]

Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Why I have a Bearded Dragon and a Bichon Frisé on my website | David Rotfleisch

Okay, admit it. That headline struck you as either odd, eccentric, mildly amusing, or at least quirky. Let me assure you that the reason I have Enchantée, a Bichon Frisé, and GAAR-field, a Bearded Dragon, on my website is none of these. ... [read more]

Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 10:09 AM

Next up for Civil Rules Committee | Michael Lesage

There was a big day recently at the Ontario Superior Court. Belatedly, the Civil Rules Committee recognized what other jurisdictions (and tribunals within Ontario) have long since known, that lawyers are capable, all by themselves, of both serving and filing documents with the court without assistance. As such, starting Jan. 30, 2023, Rule 16.09 will be amended, and it will no longer be a two-person job to serve and file a document. At long last, common sense has prevailed. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 11:35 AM

Appeal Court ruling on privilege ‘reminds us of the importance of professional secrecy’: lawyer Laurence Bich-Carriere

A voluntary disclosure of a report protected by privilege to assist police in a criminal investigation does not quash the privileges attached to the document, held the Quebec Court of Appeal in overturning a lower court decision, the latest indication that case law surrounding privilege continues to evolve, according to a legal expert. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 3:38 PM

LSO treasurer speaks out against bencher Goldstein’s comments on OBA after Twitter backlash Jacqueline Horvat, LSO treasurer

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) treasurer has issued a statement distancing the organization from one of its benchers, Sam Goldstein, after a post he made on Twitter regarding the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) new Innovator in Residence announcement inspired backlash from the profession. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:24 PM

Federation of Law Societies of Canada elects new president

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) announced that Jill Perry of Sydney, N.S., has been elected president for 2022-2023. She joined the Federation Council in 2018 as the nominee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS). ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:21 PM

New chief operating officer for Thornton Grout Finnigan

Thornton Grout Finnigan announced that John Esvelt has joined the firm as its new chief operating officer. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 11:40 AM

McGill law professors not surprised labour board certified their union

Almost a year to the day when McGill law professors formally launched proceedings to become recognized as an exclusive bargaining unit for faculty members, the longer than expected legal battle culminated with an unequivocal victory after the Quebec labour board granted certification, a first for professors in the university’s 200-year history. ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 9:34 AM

Grinders, finders and hiring incompetence | Murray Gottheil

It was not very often during my legal career that I looked at how the government did something and thought, “Now that is a great idea. Let’s try it!” It did happen once, though. Some time ago, a lawyer who I knew was applying for a job as a legislative counsel. The skill set required for the position includes the ability to draft well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 @ 10:08 AM

OBA names new innovator in residence, career accelerator program lead Mante Molepo, OBA innovator in residence

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) has announced Mante Molepo, the founder and CEO of Mante Molepo Consulting, as its new innovator in residence. ... [read more]