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Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 3:27 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 1:48 PM

My Christmas wish list | Sam Goldstein

Convocation, on Nov. 29, opened with Myeengun Henry, former chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and co-chair of the Indigenous Advisory Group, performing a ceremony in which the Indigenous peoples of Ontario renewed their relationship with the Law Society of Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

Alberta law society holds practice fees steady, moves on strategic plan Alberta Law Society president Rob Armstrong

The Alberta Law Society’s final bencher meeting of the year was a look towards the future as it finalized its 2020 budget as well as the strategic plan which will guide it in the future. Benchers passed the 2020 business plan and budget at the meeting, which was held in Edmonton Dec. 5. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

Ontario amending death registration regulations

The Ontario government announced on Dec. 11 that it is amending the death registration process to ease the burden for families when faced with registering the death of a loved one in the absence of their remains. The regulatory amendment was announced earlier this week when Attorney General Doug Downey introduced the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

An ironic day, in week of coincidences | John MacMillan

December 9 has become an ironic day for me. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

New financing and insolvency associate for Torys

Torys announced that Mihai Tomos has joined its Calgary office as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, December 09, 2019 @ 12:29 PM

Tree law in Canada: Loss of privacy Trees

Across Canada, many trespass cases include a claim for damages involving loss of screening and privacy. Screening is a physical barrier, often in the form of a hedge, or groups of plants such as shrubs and trees. The basis for the claim is that the change in screening now permits a person to easily see into the formerly secluded area, or that the plaintiff can now look out and see people or other things — hidden before the damage — that they do not want to see. ... [read more]

Monday, December 09, 2019 @ 11:40 AM

Charter on death: Religious conscience, legislation | Barry W. Bussey

Should the law accommodate religious conscience in the definition of death?  ... [read more]

Monday, December 09, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

Administrative adjudicators can be removed from cases that are in deliberation, court rules Jöel Roy

In an unusually public and legal tiff between two arbiters of Quebec’s disciplinary process, Quebec Superior Court ruled that the chair of Quebec’s disciplinary council of presidents has the power to remove cases, even in deliberation, from administrative adjudicators who take too long to render judgment. ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 1:54 PM

The Friday Brief: Editor-in-Chief’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Stepping in for the Managing Editor, here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]