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Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 3:06 PM

LSUC to seek feedback on its lawyer licensing process Peter Wardle

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is initiating a provincewide Dialogue on Licensing that will help it develop a sustainable licensing system for lawyers. The dialogue will run from April to June and will be made up of in-person and webcast group discussions. ... [read more]

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

Law commission report calls for upgrade of guardianship laws Nye Thomas

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has issued a comprehensive report, backed up by 58 recommendations designed to modernize the law of legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship currently affecting about 17,000 vulnerable provincial residents. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Wilson-Raybould discloses principles in Charter cases

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal judgment clarifies what constitutes a ‘treatment impasse’ 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Lawyers applaud new referral fees, ad rules

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Embattled Federal Court judge Robin Camp formally resigns 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Parent awarded damages in Quebec discrimination case

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 6:31 PM

Supreme Court of Canada reinvigorates bail pending appeal Michael Lacy

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a restrictive approach to eligibility for bail that would have made it very difficult for those convicted of violent or other serious offences to be released pending appeal — even though the appellants posed little risk of flight or danger to public safety. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 3:48 PM

B.C. law firm collaborates with indigenous communities to translate traditional laws Maxine Matilpi

West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) is working with indigenous communities across British Columbia to identify legal principles in their traditional stories. These ancient laws are unique to each community and identify principles related to rights and standards of environmental governance. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 2:57 PM

B.C. to make resolving small claims disputes easier online Civil Resolution Tribunal

Beginning on June 1, the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) will begin to resolve small claims disputes up to $5,000 online. ... [read more]