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Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 12:23 PM

Feds appoint judge to Ontario Superior Court of Justice

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Andrea Himel, a sole practitioner in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, family court branch. Justice Himel fills the Family Division patent position vacated by the transfer of Justice Heather A. McGee. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 12:20 PM

Ryerson Innovation Zone launches free program for legal tech entrepreneurs

The ​Legal Innovation Zone​ (LIZ) at Ryerson University announced that it is launching a new program to support legal tech entrepreneurs anywhere in the world. Launching this fall, Sprint Studio​ is an interactive online, free, 12-week intensive program that helps entrepreneurs develop their proof of concept into a market-ready product. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

New banking partner for Torkin Manes

Torkin Manes announced that Andrew Biderman has joined the Toronto firm as a partner in its banking and financial services group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

Ontario extends declaration of emergency to July 15

In consultation with the chief medical officer of health, the Ontario government announced that it has extended the provincial Declaration of Emergency under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 15, 2020. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

Canadian Constitution Foundation names new litigation director

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced the appointment of Christine Van Geyn as its new litigation director. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 3:41 PM

New associate chief justice named to Nova Scotia Supreme Court

Patrick J. Duncan, a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for almost 13 years, has been appointed the new associate chief justice for the court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 3:36 PM

First Nations water authority set to take control of service to Atlantic reserves

Ottawa has signed a “milestone” agreement that puts a First Nations water authority on the path to controlling water services for reservations in Atlantic Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 1:36 PM

Nova Scotia Appeal Court releases ‘practice directive’ for hearings

Nova Scotia’s Appeal Court has released new directions on how expanded remote hearings will be conducted during the pandemic, including the “etiquette and civility” expected from participants.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 1:33 PM

Feds extend time periods for temporary layoffs

The federal government on June 23 announced changes to extend time periods for temporary layoffs to allow employers more time to recall laid-off employees. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 11:41 AM

Canadian gender and diversity centre hires new executive director

The Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) announced that it has hired Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah to be its new executive director. ... [read more]