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Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 1:38 PM

Popular misconceptions about court transcriptionists cassette

Authorized Court Transcriptionists (ACTs) hear a lot of things that make us either cringe or laugh about how we are perceived. We all need to laugh once in a while, even when it hurts, so here we go! ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

Summary judgment post COVID-19: Interpretive erosion and looking ahead Courthouse

The success of summary judgment post-Hryniak (Hryniak v. Mauldin 2014 SCC 7) has been further hindered by what is commonly known as interpretive erosion. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

Access to Justice Week events focused on creating more inclusive system | Julie Sobowale

October 26 marks the beginning of Access to Justice Week, held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Each province will highlight the work of community justice organizations and pro bono organizations. Throughout the week a series of online national events will focus on educating the public, lawyers and community organizations on how to improve access to justice in their local communities.  ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:56 AM

Business ethics and the law | Vanisha H. Sukdeo

The meaning of the term “ethics” varies across disciplines from philosophy, political science, business and law. What does it mean when we speak about “business ethics” in relation to the law? When companies lead with ethics, they attempt to abide by not just the legal requirements that bind their company but the underlying principles that shaped the law at its creation. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Clark Wilson adds three new associates

Clark Wilson LLP welcomed associates Angela Yousofi, Debbie Preston and Nick Carlson to the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

Amid COVID-19 response, B.C. political parties pledge action on insurance, police reform Richard Fowler

B.C. voters head to the polls Oct. 24 with competing visions of how to right an economic ship rocked by the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. But politicians in the province have carved out positions on other issues which had been at the forefront of many people’s thinking before coronavirus and have become more important over the past few months, including tackling the province’s troubled automobile insurance system, dealing with issues of policing and systemic racism and working to ensure employment legislation better helps those involved in the gig economy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 11:48 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 9:35 AM

Lerners adds four new associates

Lerners announced that associates Alexandra Jockwig-Welsh, Carly Moore, Lucy Sun and Jeffrey Risdon have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 6:23 AM

LIABILITY INSURANCE - Construction projects

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of its claim against the respondent insurer. ... [read more]

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

Juries: Trick or treat? | Marcel Strigberger

Juries first scared me at the age of 9. How? I grew up in Montreal, the son of immigrants from Belgium. One day my late father, a humble tailor, received a letter with an impressive-looking logo of the scales of justice. My dad, whose literary skills did not approximate his ability to alter a fine pair of trousers, asked me to read and translate it. I noticed the word “jury,” whatever that meant. I suspected it had nothing to do with hockey. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 08, 2020 @ 9:35 AM

Court addresses issue of partial summary judgment head-on School bus side view

Since the Supreme Court of Canada’s encouragement of summary judgment motions in Hyrniak v. Mauldin [2014] 1 S.C.R. 87, lower courts have sought to provide guidance on the appropriateness and efficacy of such motions. ... [read more]