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Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Justice Minc has high hopes for Concordia’s jurist in residence program Morton Minc

Justice Morton Minc wants to educate and influence the next generation of lawyers before they even get to law school. That’s why he’s excited to be serving as the first jurist in residence at Montreal's Concordia University. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 9:21 AM

Staffing, legal aid issues plaguing B.C. courtrooms: lawyers Richard Fowler, Fowler Blok Law

Concerns are being raised about the lack of sheriffs in British Columbia's courtrooms, a shortfall the provincial attorney general is promising to address. But a prominent criminal lawyer said staffing is only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to issues in B.C.'s judicial system. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:15 PM

Appeal Court upholds acquittal of teacher who secretly filmed female students

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the acquittal of a London high school teacher who secretly filmed female students’ chests and cleavage in a decision which, counsel says, provides an overview of how voyeurism offences will be interpreted. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

Liberals’ tweaks to impaired driving bill can’t fix Charter flaws, lawyer groups say Michael Spratt

The Liberal government has tweaked its proposed drug-and-alcohol-impaired driving legislation, but the changes to Bill C-46 are minor and do not assuage the constitutional concerns raised by major legal organizations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:28 AM

Changes to decades-old Alberta condo legislation 'long overdue,' lawyer says Roberto Noce, Miller Thomson LLP

Alberta has announced new protections for condo buyers, a move a real estate lawyer said will mark the first major changes to the province's condominium legislation in over 50 years. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 1:57 PM

Federal government reaches ‘significant’ land claim settlement with B.C. First Nation Robert Hamilton, University of Calgary Faculty of Law

A land claim agreement between the federal government and a B.C. First Nation which was dispossessed of its land in the 19th century is being called “significant” due to its size and scope. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

Law Society of Upper Canada surveys members, public for opinion on new name Julian Falconer sm

With “Upper Canada” being officially dropped from the title of Ontario’s law society, the regulator is in the process of determining what its new name should be. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:19 AM

Public’s ‘appetite for reform’ paves way for pledged record suspension changes Marie_Manikis

The Liberal government is paving the way for much-anticipated Criminal Records Act (CRA) reform by unveiling public feedback supportive of rolling back Conservative-era changes that make it slower, costlier and harder for law-abiding offenders to get their criminal records removed from the database of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). ... [read more]

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 3:21 PM

Intellectual disabilities legislation an improvement, but may leave some too vulnerable, says lawyer Michelle_Morgan-Coole_sm

Nova Scotia is set to see new legislation giving adults with intellectual disabilities more freedom and independence after current laws were deemed unconstitutional last year by the province’s highest court. ... [read more]

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Ministry of the Attorney General expands e-filing of civil claims across Ontario

A pilot project launched by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for the online filing of civil claims has been so successful that the Ministry will be expanding the service across the province this fall. ... [read more]