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Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Federation of Law Societies of Canada elects new president

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada announced on Nov. 22 that Sheila MacPherson of Yellowknife has been elected president for 2017-2018. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:33 PM

Southwestern Ontario legal aid workers vote to unionize

All Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) employees working out of the six locations of the Essex-Lambton-Kent district office in southwestern Ontario have voted in favour of joining the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Dentons adds governmental expertise

Michael Agosti has joined Dentons’ Ottawa office as a senior business adviser in the government affairs and public policy group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:53 AM

Privacy commissioners concerned about ability to review solicitor-client privilege claims Jill Clayton

In the legal community, Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, has generated a lot of press due to its provision that travel and expense reports of federally appointed judges be made public. But there is another section that lawyers should take note of: the section that clarifies the powers of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner to examine documents containing information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Newfoundland-Labrador law society makes conduct code changes Brenda_Grimes_sm

An East Coast law society has beefed up its rules around lawyers leaving firms, making “unreasonable assurances” to clients and getting mixed up in the “fraudulent, criminal or illegal” doings of others. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:18 PM

Pillay to lead Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Tilly Pillay has been named as the next executive director of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Services and utilities - Types - Sewer

Appeal by Lacombe County from an order declaring part of the bylaw regulating communal sanitary sewage collection systems invalid. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

Alberta offers alternative justice grants

Organizations in Alberta that assist offenders repair the harm they've caused victims and communities are now eligible to receive grants from the provincial government. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:09 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright partner joins public service

In February 2018, Ava G. Yaskiel will have a new job. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Three named to Canadian Race Relations Foundation board

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly on Nov. 16 announced the appointment of Balpreet Singh Bopari, Orlando Bowen and Anne-Marie Pham as part-time members to the board of directors of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF). ... [read more]