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Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

Former Supreme Court justice joins Osler

Marshall Rothstein, former justice with the Supreme Court of Canada, is joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP's Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 2:45 PM

New Brunswick passes controversial judicial residency bill David Smith

The New Brunswick government has passed into law a constitutionally suspect bill that impacts where federal trial judges can be appointed in the province and gives the cabinet a veto over judges’ requests for transfers. ... [read more]

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

Robing ceremony for N.S. judge set for May 12

Rickola Brinton, one of four judges appointed in March to the provincial and family courts of Nova Scotia, will have her robing ceremony on May 12 in Halifax. ... [read more]

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Canadian ambassador to speak at ICJ fundraiser

David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, is the guest speaker at the International Commission of Jurists' (ICJ) fundraising dinner on May 29 at the University Club in Toronto. ... [read more]

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 10:36 AM

Norton Rose Fulbright opens Luxembourg office

Norton Rose Fulbright announced it is opening an office in Luxembourg. The new office will be fully operational from June 2017. ... [read more]

Sunday, May 07, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

Canada's outgoing judge advocate general fires back at critics Exclusive

Canada’s top military lawyer is calling it a career after three eventful decades that saw him advise the chain of command on life and death legal issues raised by ethnic slaughter in Bosnia, drone strikes on ISIL and the possible need to shoot down a suspicious airliner in Canadian air space on 9/11. ... [read more]

Sunday, May 07, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

Q&A with Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart Exclusive

Canada’s outgoing Judge Advocate General (JAG) Blaise Cathcart said he is “a bit surprised and disappointed” by some recent criticisms from the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) directed at his office’s ongoing internal review of the court martial system. ... [read more]

Sunday, May 07, 2017 @ 11:27 AM

Drones set to fill skies of North America Drones in the sky

Drones aren’t going away. The proliferation of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), colloquially known as drones, continues worldwide. Operators continue to embrace drones for commercial and recreational uses. New industries are being created based on advances in drone racing, agricultural observation, inspection, delivery, defence and mapping. Naturally, new technology creates new problems. And regulators struggle to keep up. Although Canada and the United States regulate drones, enforcement and compliance remains limited. ... [read more]

Sunday, May 07, 2017 @ 11:24 AM

Wellness: The stress of graduating $150,000 in debt | Darryl Singer Law graduate chained to debt

The cost of my entire post-secondary education, from university through law school and the Bar Admission Course, 7 years in all, was less than $11,000. Now, taking into account inflation and purchasing power, the reality is that articling and associate jobs pay more or less the same today as they did 20 or 25 years ago. Yet, with university tuition running about $8,000 to $10,000 a year and law school at my alma mater, Osgoode, now $26,000 per year. That’s just the tuition; then there’s rent, computer, internet, phone, groceries, and transportation. Where is the beer and pizza budget? Bottom line: It is not uncommon for students to be getting called to the Bar, before earning a single penny as a lawyer, with a debt load of $150,000. ... [read more]

Friday, May 05, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Dentons adds 15 new Canadian partners among 54 promoted globally

While different offices and regions announce new partners at different times during the year, Dentons has announced that  this year the firm has promoted 54 new partners from its Canada, Europe, Singapore, U.K., Middle East, Africa and U.S. regions. ... [read more]