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Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 9:19 AM - Last Updated: Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

Indigenous rights, lawyers’ liability, breathalyzers among key appeals on SCC winter docket Karey Brooks

The Supreme Court starts off 2018 with a new judge from Alberta, a new chief justice from Quebec and a docket packed with novel cases hailing mostly from those two provinces. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 2:42 PM

Lawyer organizes Mount Kilimanjaro climb for literacy Chris_Bredt_Summit_Crop_Small

Very few people ever get to summit a mountain. Even fewer have the opportunity to do so multiple times. This summer, Chris Bredt intends to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro for the fourth time — and to do so while raising money for charity. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

Bill to create framework on PTSD positive step, employment lawyer says Christopher Achkar sm

A bill to establish a federal framework addressing the symptoms and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a positive step toward awareness of mental health issues faced by first responders, a Toronto employment and human rights lawyer says. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Employees can also be held liable for customer injury, Ontario Court of Appeal maintains Gavin_MacKenzie_sm

An Ontario Appeal Court decision involving hot water, burned hands and a Starbucks barista is a reminder that employees can be sued along with their employers when it comes to the injury of customers, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Three technologies that will shake up the legal world in 2018 Carla Swansburg

The cloud, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) are the technologies predicted to play the biggest role in the legal world this year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

Law Commission of Ontario seeks feedback on defamation law project Susan Gratton sm

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released a consultation paper for its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project and is seeking feedback from across the province. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Federal Court of Appeal decision may lead to changes at border: lawyer Leo Salloum, Grill Barristers

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a man who argued several thousand dollars were improperly seized from him by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), a decision the man’s lawyer says could lead to changes in how people who express a desire not to enter Canada are treated by federal officials. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Artificial intelligence to make legal tech breakthrough in 2018: experts Michael Power

Experts expect 2018 to be the year that artificial intelligence (AI) makes its presence truly felt in the Canadian legal world. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Cross-border searches put client privacy at risk, experts say

The annual vacation in Sarasota, the IP convention in Dallas, the guest lecturing opportunity in Boston. These are the types of trips that routinely require lawyers to cross the 49th parallel into the United States and back to Canada. However, such trips are no longer routine. As security on both sides of the border ramps up, lawyers may find themselves in jeopardy of violating lawyer-client privilege, being unable to enter another country as a result and even being detained.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

Outgoing presidents of Alberta, B.C. law societies cite past successes, look to future Herman Van Ommen, Past President, Law Society of British Columbia

The British Columbia and Alberta law societies ended 2017 with a new term for benchers coming in the new year. And the past presidents of both societies see a busy few years ahead for those who will be serving fresh new mandates as the decision-makers for the legal profession in the two provinces. ... [read more]