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Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Access to Justice: Legal aid critically important part of justice system | Beverley McLachlin

This spring, the Ontario government announced drastic cuts to legal aid in Ontario. The Legal Aid Ontario budget was cut by almost 30 per cent and funding was eliminated for refugee and immigration cases. This meant deep cuts to clinics and services, striking hard at the province’s most vulnerable inhabitants. These cuts were felt especially strongly in the larger centres, including Toronto. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

Four new associates for Clark Wilson in Vancouver

Clark Wilson LLP announced that four new associate lawyers have joined its team in Vancouver: Alexandra Madden, Emily Raven, Erin Barnes and Scott McLeod. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 1:58 PM

More outreach, less paper to be focus of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench: annual report

Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is looking to increase accountability, harness new technologies and reduce its reliance on paper as it looks to its future. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 6:34 AM

MARRIAGE - Common-law marriage - Property and benefit rights

Appeal by a common-law husband from a property division ruling. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 9:32 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

Canada investing almost $2 million in two women’s legal organizations Maryam Monsef sm

The government of Canada will be dedicating almost $2 million to national women’s legal organizations in an effort to “help women receive greater support from, and fair and equal treatment by, Canada’s justice system.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Removal of child from jurisdiction

Appeal by the mother from the dismissal of her application to allow her to move with the parties’ five-year-old child from the interior of BC to the Lower Mainland for purposes of obtaining a university degree necessary for anticipated employment as a probation officer. ... [read more]

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:42 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Conduct of parents - Primary caregiver

Appeal by the mother from a 2018 final trial order and a subsequent review order. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 11:52 AM - Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 1:06 PM

Upside to Legal Aid Ontario changes | Sam Goldstein

Changes to how Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) pays for bail hearings is an improvement to access to justice in Ontario. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Quebec Court of Appeal judge nominated for SCC brings strong expertise in class actions, family, civil law Nicholas Kasirer

Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Nicholas Kasirer, the former McGill University law dean nominated July 10 for the Supreme Court of Canada, professes a passionate commitment to bijuralism; strong expertise in class actions, family and the civil law; and an approach to judicial lawmaking that encompasses both boldness and caution. ... [read more]