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Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week Friday Brief

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s unusual decision to vary an order from one of her colleagues that denied intervenor status to LGBTQ groups in a major case involving equality rights and religious freedom is a largely procedural matter that stemmed from a desire to hear more points of view, say several observers of the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Tzoulas joins Bentham IMF as legal counsel

Nickolas Tzoulas, a seventh-year lawyer from the litigation and dispute resolution group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, has joined Bentham IMF as legal counsel. His hire comes 18 months after Naomi Loewith, a litigator from Lenczner Slaght LLP, became the company’s first investment manager in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

Cox & Palmer's Halifax office gets new COO

Daniel Clarke is the new chief operating officer of Cox & Palmer's Halifax office. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 03:50 PM

'Boilerplate' contract scholar Radin joins U of T's faculty of law

Margaret Jane (Peggy) Radin, a pioneering legal scholar in contract and property law, will join the University of Toronto faculty of law this fall as a full professor. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 02:53 PM

Laramée joins DS Lawyers Canada as partner, CEO

After serving for many years at the helm of Kaufman Laramée, Richard Laramée has joined DS Lawyers Canada, a firm with offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

McCarthy's Sookman appointed to public policy think tank

McCarthy Tétrault partner Barry Sookman has been appointed to the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) advisory council. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 12:42 PM

Ontario electoral panel recommends two new ridings in far north

Ontario is proposing to redraw its electoral boundaries to create two new ridings in the province's largest and northernmost ridings, including a majority Indigenous riding and a majority francophone riding. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 12:17 PM

Kapdi named CEO of Dentons' Africa region

Noor Kapdi has been appointed chief executive officer of Dentons' newly established Africa region. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

Human rights activist Bahdi named Guthrie Award winner for 2017

The Law Foundation of Ontario announced that Reem Bahdi is the winner of the Guthrie Award for 2017. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 03:16 PM

The Friday Brief Friday Brief

The Trudeau government’s pledge to fill the Supreme Court of Canada’s impending western vacancy with a bilingual jurist who can function in French is liable to block the historic appointment of its first Indigenous judge, lawyers say. ... [read more]