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Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Nova Scotia launches revamped, expanded law reform institute

Last year, the Nova Scotia government quietly shuttered the doors of the province’s law reform commission after nearly three decades. This year rising from those legal ashes is the Access to Justice & Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia. It will mirror its predecessor and stand apart. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Family law bears brunt of access to justice burden Marriagebreakup_sm.jpg

Family law is the one area of law that affects the most number of Canadians. The reality is that roughly one-half of all marriages and common law relationships result in separation and divorce. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 8:27 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Courts - Jurisdiction - Ordinary residence

Application by the respondent for an order from the court declining jurisdiction in favour of the Arizona court. ... [read more]

Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 9:21 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Spousal support - Agreement

Appeal by the husband from a trial judgment that granted the wife periodic spousal support more than the couple’s separation agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Ex-AG alleges PM, senior officials tried to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC case; Trudeau ‘completely disagrees’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

In an accusation strenuously denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that before he removed her as attorney general of Canada last month, she and her then-chief of staff experienced sustained “very inappropriate” political interference and escalating “extraordinary” pressure from senior government officials, including the prime minister and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, to reverse her decision last fall not to shelve the criminal bribery prosecution of Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 6:43 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 1:19 PM

B.C. bar association president ‘hesitantly optimistic’ about pledge to fund new legal clinics Margaret Mereigh, president, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC)

The B.C. government announced plans to establish legal clinics across the province in its most recent budget, but details are scarce about their location or what areas of law they will provide services in. ... [read more]

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Equalization or division - Exempt acquisitions and deductions

Appeal by the husband from a spousal support award and compensation payment. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 1:22 PM

Some problems with mandatory pro bono | Scott Reid

In a recent interview with The Lawyer’s Daily, Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner announced that to reduce delay and backlog “lawyers realize that they have to do something also, pro bono work, for instance.” Allow me to be blunt for a moment. The chief justice is, respectfully, out of touch if this is his solution. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

Chief justice’s remarks spark debate over mandatory pro bono for lawyers  Raymond Adlington

Canadian Bar Association (CBA) president Raymond Adlington says he does not agree with Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner that it would be “very good” if lawyers were required to do some free legal work in order to help alleviate court backlogs and improve the public’s access to justice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 3:17 PM

Estate planning for millennials: The importance of family law considerations Millennials_group_sm.jpg

In my July 2018 article Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present, I discussed the importance of millennials and estate planning and the unintended consequences that can result from failing to have proper planning in place. ... [read more]