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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

The high-tech border: Risks and opportunities smartphone_immigration_sm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working to optimize resources using technology to streamline trade and individual border crossings. As America takes an increasingly protectionist stance on immigration, risks must be closely analyzed alongside opportunities in order to proactively and responsibly advise clients about what they may face when entering into the U.S. ... [read more]

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

EXTRADITION AND CRIMINAL MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE - Bars to extradition - Ability to prosecute in Canada

Appeal by Guevara-Mendoza and Mendoza from committal orders made against them in extradition proceedings. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

International Women’s Day a call to arms for lawyers | Leanne Townsend

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and it’s a great time to be a woman. There is an energetic movement underway resulting from the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Women are joining forces and banding together in unprecedented ways, holding men who have abused their power accountable and demanding equal treatment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

The ‘90 day rule’: U.S. complicates stance on determining preconceived intent 90day_rule_sm

Last year, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) revised its guidance to U.S. consular officers regarding a long-held policy on how it determines inadmissibility under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act s. 212(a)(6)(C), which holds any alien inadmissible where he or she: ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end ‘inappropriate’ conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator Angela Chaisson

The legal profession needs to mobilize against sexual remarks and other “inappropriate” workplace conduct by judges and senior lawyers who exploit the vulnerability of junior lawyers and law students, says a feminist lawyer who fights to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

Why wealthy Quebec immigrants settling in Vancouver and Toronto is a problem | Colin Singer

Thousands of wealthy candidates who come to Canada through the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) are settling in Vancouver and Toronto. These high net worth individuals are using the QIIP as a back door to Canada’s two most popular cities and are being blamed for driving up the housing markets in these major metropolitan areas. ... [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 @ 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]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]