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Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Expect more accounting firm encroachment on big law

The Big Four accounting firms have regrouped, poised again for an attack on Canada’s legal market. Humbled in Canada and globally during their last serious foray into law firm territory about two decades ago under the multi-disciplinary professional services (MDP) banner, when Andersen Legal boasted of its 2,200 lawyers in 36 countries, they’re coming back strong. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 @ 11:29 AM

Western appoints Chamberlain dean of law

Erika Chamberlain has been named the new dean of Western University’s Faculty of Law, beginning May 1, 2017. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 3:34 PM

B.C. law society pushes for more publicly funded legal aid

The Law Society of British Columbia unanimously voted on March 3 to support a vision for publicly funded legal aid, which was brought forth by the society’s Legal Aid Task Force. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 3:30 PM

Homeowners hit with $10K fine for illegal rental

Justice of the peace Gerry Altobello wanted to send a message. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 3:09 PM

Battle over TWU’s proposed law school heads to SCC Earl Phillips

The fallout from administrative decision-makers taking contradictory positions in similar Charter cases is a live issue as the multi-faceted litigation over Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school moves from the provincial superior courts to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 9:38 AM

Langlois lawyers launches series of business law videos

Langlois lawyers has launched a series of video clips featuring its lawyers, directed at the business community. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 12:02 AM

Rethink the billable hour to give middle class access to justice | Julius Melnitzer

The best thing the legal profession’s regulators could do to ensure access to justice for the middle class is to ban hourly billing — or at least mandate some sense into its use. ... [read more]

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 1:16 PM

Crown won't appeal order to pay legal costs of indigenous men after withdrawing from land dispute case

The Crown is not appealing an Ontario Court of Justice ruling that it must pay the legal costs of three indigenous men after deciding it was not going to proceed with their prosecution in a long-running land dispute case. ... [read more]

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

CSIS secrecy law doesn’t apply to its judges, Federal Court says

A Federal Court judge has ruled that the controversial new statutory privilege shielding the identity of CSIS informants does not apply to the court’s judges. ... [read more]

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 7:37 AM

Welcome to The Lawyer’s Daily

Monday, March 6 saw the launch of a brand new digital news product in the Canadian market – The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]