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Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 2:19 PM

Yale students produce legal industry environmental report card Reportcard2.jpg

Lawyers often justify taking on clients seen by some as reprehensible based on the principle that everyone deserves representation. However, a new report prepared by seven current and former students at Yale Law School seeks to emphasize that, in the context of the climate crisis, law firms have agency over whether they choose to take on clients who are making things better or worse. ... [read more]

Friday, November 06, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Infrastructure, Indigenous engagement: A policy perspective Highwaythroughmountains

Federal and many provincial governments continue to confirm their commitment to ensuring that all government action is undertaken with the lens of advancing reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Canada. At the same time, governments across Canada are touting potential investments in infrastructure as one of their key economic recovery pillars in response to COVID-19. Indigenous communities will continue to have a significant role in determining whether these infrastructure investments are successful. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2020 @ 12:40 PM

Why paralegals are force behind innovation in law firms paralegals_sm

Paralegals are already a vital resource to law firms, but with the onslaught of tools on the market that help automate the more mundane and repetitive parts of their work, they are about to become much more valuable. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 @ 1:10 PM

Why Indigenous treaty rights on fishing, trade require federal protection | Angelique EagleWoman

As both Canada and the United States share a similar history in formation as the offspring of father England, they also share the obligation to uphold treaties with Indigenous nations. In the United States, the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples have been upheld in early U.S. Supreme Court cases. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 1:42 PM

Bennett Jones acts for Cenovus Energy in $23.6-billion combination with Husky Energy

Bennett Jones LLP announced that it is acting for Cenovus Energy Inc. in its combination with Husky Energy Inc. to create a new integrated Canadian oil and natural gas company. ... [read more]

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 @ 11:14 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 3:33 PM

New student-run pro bono animal law clinic victory for access to justice | Victoria Shroff

Access to justice for animals in B.C. just got a boost. In a Canadian legal first, the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) in Vancouver has launched a brand new animal law pro bono clinic (ALCP) aimed at low-income individuals who have animal law cases such as “dangerous” or “aggressive” dogs, human rights issues involving animals, animals in tenancy issues and more. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 2:52 PM

Montreal environmental lawyer honoured by Nature Canada

Nature Canada announced it has presented the 2020 Douglas H. Pimlott Award to Montreal-based environmental lawyer Michel Bélanger. ... [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]