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Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 2:47 PM

Canadian law students call for suspension of Safe Third Country Agreement Kim Veller

Law students that participated in a research-a-thon in February have determined that Canada's involvement in the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (CSTCA) is a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They've released a report based on their research that calls for a suspension of the agreement. ... [read more]

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

Drawing the fine line between zealous advocacy and incivility

Like American politics, the legal profession has suffered a decline in civility. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 12:02 AM

Rethink the billable hour to give middle class access to justice | Julius Melnitzer

The best thing the legal profession’s regulators could do to ensure access to justice for the middle class is to ban hourly billing — or at least mandate some sense into its use. ... [read more]

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 11:39 AM

Detained immigrant children 'legally invisible' in Canada, report claims Invisible Citizens

In Toronto alone, more than 200 children have been kept in immigration detention since 2011. Children are held because their parents are being detained. ... [read more]

Friday, March 03, 2017 @ 3:02 PM

Access to Justice: Thinking big about access to justice | Thomas Cromwell

Access to justice is the biggest challenge facing our legal system. And just about every lawyer I know cares deeply about the health of that system and many are trying to help. But do we understand the problem and are we making progress? Those questions will be the jumping off spot for my exclusive to The Lawyer’s Daily column dedicated to access to civil and family justice in the coming months. ... [read more]

Friday, March 03, 2017 @ 2:55 PM

Rule of law must trump national security | Paul Cavalluzzo

Lawyers in Canada should be gratified to observe the role which lawyers and the rule of law have played recently in the United States in challenging the new president's authoritarian tendencies. With a compliant Congress, the effective checks and balances on the new president (and his alter ego Steve Bannon) will be the courts and the press, as well as concerned citizens protesting in the streets. Needless to say, President Trump has been typically dismissive, arrogant and bullying in regard to these constitutionally protected institutions and activities, which have dared to confront his autocratic ways. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 @ 3:27 PM

Canadian lawyers at airports to help those caught up in Trump’s travel ban

Canadian lawyers are working at several major Canadian airports to provide information and help those with valid visas get into the United States who are travelling from the countries under U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent travel ban. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

U.S. Federal Court issues restraining order on Trump's immigration ban

U.S. President Donald Trump has been handed a sharp rebuke from the federal courts. A temporary nationwide restraining order (TRO) was issued, staying Trump’s controversial executive order that barred nationals from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Court okays electoral bids by prosecutors

Seeking elected office may make a federal prosecutor’s political affiliation publicly known, but that doesn’t automatically impair her ability to do her job. That was the conclusion of the Federal Court of Appeal, in its recent ruling in favour of former prosecutor Emilie Taman. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Mattoo seeks justice for marginalized women

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