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Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 1:41 PM

Back to law school 2022: Should law schools teach coding? Back to school

Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), the youngest law school in Canada, has the ambition to “set a new precedent” in legal education. An unorthodox instance is the compulsory coding and technology courses in its curriculum. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 5:06 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court refuses certification of class action against feds over fees paid by immigrants

The Federal Court has dismissed a motion to certify a class action by two permanent residents of Canada who argued that the fees imposed by the federal government to apply for permanent residency or citizenship are discriminatory. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Backlogs for (almost) everything in U.S. immigration Man looking up at huge stack of documents

Crossing the border for business during the pandemic was challenging across all industries, forcing private businesses and their workers to implement changes and pivots to weather the storm. But as we emerge on the other side of the pandemic, new challenges are coming to light — including outlandish backlogs caused by the U.S. federal government’s apparent inability to make adjustments during or after the crisis. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 10:59 AM

International students: Canada needs a nuanced approach | Ravi Jain

Back in May, I wrote a column for The Lawyer’s Daily about the importance of speeding up all types of immigration and citizenship applications. At the time, there was a two million application backlog and I noted that a dysfunctional immigration system prevents us as nation from meeting our humanitarian objectives, our family reunification goals. It also endangers our competitiveness as we need skilled workers for our nation’s economic well-being given that our population has already aged and because unemployment is so low. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 10:37 AM

Tourist vs. immigrant: A change in perspective | Alexandar Pavlov

Shelter workers in Ontario have a unique job. I never dreamed, as a lawyer in Bulgaria, that my occupation would someday lead me to the shelters and to the social institutions in this province, providing support for vulnerable people. Life, however, has given me this opportunity. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Trudeau’s latest pick for SCC donated to Liberals before her 2017 appointment to federal bench Exclusive

As a lawyer, before she joined the Ontario Superior Court in 2017, soon-to-be Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin — whose Sept. 1 appointment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today — donated a small amount to Trudeau’s Liberal leadership campaign, and she and her spouse, Ottawa lawyer Pierre Robichaud, both made other donations to the Liberal Party, discloses a search by The Lawyer’s Daily of Elections Canada political financing data. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 1:12 PM

The marketing secret no one is telling you Red chess piece

There is no doubt that legal marketing has evolved significantly over the last few years. Between TikTok videos and the cost of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, it can feel quite daunting to maintain an online presence as a lawyer. The truth is that it doesn’t have to be so hard. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 9:25 AM

How Family Reunification Program leads to real-life absurdities | Natalia Bialkowska

Among its many immigration options, Canada offers the Family Reunification Program (FRP), commonly referred to as family sponsorship. The program is designed to allow anyone, who qualifies as a sponsor and meets other pre-established requirements, to secure permanent residency for their non-Canadian relatives. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Justice O’Bonsawin brings refreshing experience to highest court | Naomi Sayers

Last week, it was news across my social media and I enjoyed seeing the positive words from other colleagues online. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 9:02 AM

Law office of the future: Our journey into the metaverse | Dhawal Tank

You’re already living in the metaverse, you just don’t know it. ... [read more]