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Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

B.C. legal aid review about stretching every dollar to the maximum: Eby B.C. Attorney General David Eby

The British Columbia government is undertaking a review of legal aid service delivery models in order to maximize benefits with the funding given, but some in the legal community are questioning the need for another review due to the fact that the issue of legal aid has been studied before and it is well known where the need lies. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Litigation boutique Waddell Phillips adds two associates

Waddell Phillips announced that Prashanth Chandrapal and W. Cory Wanless have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

Indigenous community courts key to stemming over incarceration, says EagleWoman Angelique EagleWoman sm

Over incarceration of Indigenous peoples and the parallel child welfare crisis are major justice concerns across Canada, but Angelique EagleWoman, a visiting professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, believes these issues can be stemmed through the establishment of Indigenous community courts. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Clark Wilson bolsters team with three associates

Clark Wilson LLP announced that Leslie Wong, Michael Scott and Polly Storey have joined the Vancouver firm as associates. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Four judges appointed to Ontario Superior Court

The Department of Justice on Oct. 1 announced the appointment of four judges for the province of Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Costs - Considerations

Application by the father for trial and appeal costs payable by the mother and her counsel. In a prior related ruling, the Court of Appeal set aside a sole custody order and special costs award in favour of the mother and ordered a new trial. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Striking out pleadings or allegations - Failure to disclose a cause of action

Appeal by the Crown from a decision refusing an order to strike the plaintiffs' claim. ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

Power of attorney for personal care: Helping the elderly live better eldercare_lawyer_sm

In our eldercare practice, we see many issues and family conflicts concerning the interpretation of Power of Attorney for Personal Care (POAPC) documents and the ability of appointed attorneys to make decisions guided by previous discussions with their loved one. Now that Canada has more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 14, what does all this mean? ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

B.C. Law Society experiencing blowback over family law proposals: lawyer Leena Yousefi, YLaw Group

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) has proposed creating a new class of professional to deal with significant need in the family law system, but a lawyer who has been engaged in the issue is saying there has been some strong opposition from the profession. The LSBC, as outlined in a consultation paper released Sept. 11, is seeking input regarding a proposal to establish the new position, in which individuals would hold a limited scope licence to practise in the area of family law. ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Practice and procedure - Evidence

Appeal by the Minister of Community Services from an order excluding evidence in child protection proceedings. ... [read more]