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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

Class action copyright claim takes on ‘obituary piracy’ obituary_piracy_sm

Maritimes-based firm Stewart McKelvey has launched an application for the Federal Court of Canada to certify a class action copyright claim against Afterlife, a Quebec-based site that reproduces obituaries. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:01 PM

Budget 2018 provides millions in new justice funding, expanded Unified Family Courts Liz Majic

The federal budget proposed for the coming fiscal year includes millions in new legal aid funding for sexual harassment and immigration and refugee law cases, support for 46 new federal judgeships — including 39 to expand the Unified Family Courts (UFC) in four provinces — and money to boost staff and services at the Canadian Judicial Council and at the registries of the Federal, Tax and Supreme Courts. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

Justice David Brown says judges risk being displaced by arbitrators and algorithms

Lawyers and judges may soon find themselves replaced by technology if they don’t quickly adopt that very same technology. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

‘Make your own rules’ about iPad trials

It’s not too often that a lawyer will admit to being influenced by television court dramas, but that’s exactly what Chantelle Spagnola did. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:31 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Courts - Provincial and territorial courts - Inherent jurisdiction

Application to correct the applicant’s birth date to reflect her true date of birth. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program Peter Wardle sm

Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:57 AM

COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNANCE - Practice and procedure - Appeals and judicial review

Application by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council for judicial review of the respondent Government’s decision concerning the negotiations for the establishing of a First Nation school board. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:04 PM

Stewart McKelvey adds associate

David Constantine has been added as an associate at Stewart McKelvey’s office in St. John’s. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

CJC recommendation that Parliament remove judge likely faces court challenge, time crunch Gérald Tremblay

Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard — who has been collecting his $315,300-per-annum salary while being pulled from court duty for more than five years while his conduct was under review — could opt to retire in 31 months with a lucrative federal judicial pension, if Parliament doesn’t remove him from the bench before then. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

Technology slowly coming to Ontario’s court system Christopher_Johns_and_Chantelle_Spagnola

Progress is being made to modernize Ontario’s court system, even if that progress seems to be happening at a less-than-rapid pace. ... [read more]