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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 12:17 PM

E-discovery tool wins Ryerson’s Artificial Intelligence Legal Challenge  Chris Bentley, Puneet Tiwari, Nilesh Pandey, Steve Huang, Paul Suk, Dennis Ye, Lynn Norris, Hersh Perlis

Evichat, an e-discovery tool that reviews mobile and social media communications, has won the Artificial Intelligence Legal Challenge, beating out five other startups for the first place prize of $40,000 in seed money. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 1:31 PM

Supreme Court welcomes its newest member as Martin dons the red robes Sheilah Martin

When Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin’s proud father drove her back and forth to the train that took her from a Montreal suburb to McGill University’s law school, her dad assured her she had the right stuff to one day join the nation’s highest court. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 10:22 AM

B.C. Appeal Court rules judge ‘made his own findings of fact’ in custody case Thomas Wallwork

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of a lower court judge to allow relocation in a child custody case, saying the judge erred by admitting new evidence on appeal and in essence continued the trial, thus exceeding the scope of appellate review. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Devil in the details in case involving termination of spousal support Benmore_alimony

Of all the different areas of family law, the one topic that remains confusing to spouses and lawyers following separation is the ending date of spousal support after a long-term marriage. The decision of Choquette v. Choquette 2018 ONSC 1435 released by Justice Kenneth Hood on March 1, 2018, quickly raised eyebrows. How could a judge rule that a man worth $14 million and with historical earnings of about $1 million per year be granted an order terminating spousal support to his wife and mother of two children who has little income? ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Techniques for handling high-conflict clients in separation and divorce conflict personalities

It is important to remember that despite your efforts to convince them otherwise, people with high-conflict personalities truly feel that their behaviour is correct and lack awareness of: why they are the way they are; how they contribute to their own problems; and how to change. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

B.C. Supreme Court decision in polygamy case raises due process issue: law expert Beverley Baines, Queen's University Faculty of Law

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has rejected a stay of proceedings for two men convicted of having multiple wives, rejecting arguments that the government’s lack of prosecuting them in the past was an admission they believed the Criminal Code’s provisions against polygamy were unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

Alternate service delivery, mental health focus of B.C. Law Society for 2018: president Miriam Kresivo, president, Law Society of British Columbia

The new president of the Law Society of British Columbia has an ambitious agenda before her, but says looking into alternative service models for delivering much-needed legal services and ensuring lawyers’ mental health needs are properly addressed will be the society’s focus over the coming months. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 1:59 PM

‘Who gets the dog?’ case could challenge future property disputes, lawyer says Jodi_Lazare_sm

The views of a dissenting judge in an East Coast appeal involving a split couple fighting over a dog could give weight to future cases and challenge property ownership principles when it comes to pets, a legal mind says. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

Mapping the demographics of polyamory | John-Paul Boyd

People who are polyamorous are, or prefer to be, involved in more than one intimate relationship at a time. Some polyamorists are involved in stable, long-term loving relationships involving two or more other people. Others are simultaneously engaged in a number of relationships of varying degrees of permanence and commitment. Still others are involved in a web of concurrent relationships which range from short-term relationships that are purely sexual in nature to more enduring relationships characterized by deep emotional attachments. ... [read more]