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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

An open letter to LSO lay benchers | Ian Wilkinson

Lay benchers hold a special place at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Convocation. You are the only benchers who truly represent the people by virtue of your government appointment. All other benchers, as members of the professions that the law society regulates, have a self-interest in the way the law society works. You are there to make sure policies are administered in the public interest. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

Heinen honoured for work with pro bono program for inmates

On June 11, 2019, Marie Henein retired as the chair of the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program (PIAP) after 20 years of service. The PIAP provides free, unpaid, experienced, duty counsel services to unrepresented and incarcerated appellants who have been denied legal aid funding on their criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Wellness: Sometimes losing is winning | Darryl Singer

I recently ran in the Law Society of Ontario bencher election as one of 73 candidates vying for 20 Toronto seats. I was unsuccessful in my campaign. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 3:43 PM

Three appointed as judges to B.C. Supreme Court

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the following judicial appointments in the province of British Columbia: ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 3:04 PM

Justice Department promotes judge to Federal Court of Appeal

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced that Justice Anne L. Mactavish, a judge of the Federal Court, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. Justice Mactavish fills a new position authorized under s. 95 of the Anti-terrorism Act. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 3:01 PM

Two judges promoted in Nova Scotia

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the following judicial appointments for the province of Nova Scotia: ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

Ottawa appoints one judge in Ontario, promotes another

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the following judicial appointments in the province of Ontario: ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 2:27 PM

Misguided cuts to Legal Aid Ontario’s funding | Shiva Bakhtiary

On June 7, Ottawa’s legal clinics and local lawyers joined to rally against the provincial budget cuts after the Ontario government announced, on April 11 that Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) annual funding will be reduced from $456 million to $323 million. This is a 29 per cent reduction in the amount of funding provided by the province. The province also plans to reduce its annual funding by another $31 million in 2021-2022. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

Carleton announces two new research chairs, renews two others

Two Carleton University professors, Robert Barsky and Robin Chhabra, have been announced as new Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada research chairs (CRC) respectively, in addition to the renewal of Rowan Thomson, Canada research chair in radiotherapy physics, and Merlyna Lim, Canada research chair in digital media and Global Network Society. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

Clark Wilson adds two associates

Clark Wilson announced that two new lawyers have joined the Vancouver firm, Anne Amos-Stewart and Andrew Stewart. ... [read more]