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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

CJC recommendation that Parliament remove judge likely faces court challenge, time crunch Gérald Tremblay

Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard — who has been collecting his $315,300-per-annum salary while being pulled from court duty for more than five years while his conduct was under review — could opt to retire in 31 months with a lucrative federal judicial pension, if Parliament doesn’t remove him from the bench before then. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Ricker joins Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s council

Carrie E. Ricker will serve as the second vice-president of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s council for the 2018-2019 term. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 8:46 AM

REGULATED OCCUPATIONS - Administration - Police officers

Appeal by a police officer from a decision of the Law Enforcement Review Board upholding a decision dismissing him from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:59 PM

County of Carleton Law Association names award winners

Ahead of its annual general meeting and awards dinner in March, the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) has revealed the list of people who will be honoured with awards. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Legal expert recommends following Alberta Law Society’s lead on rules for bartering Geoff Cher, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

The Law Society of Alberta has released a guideline that sets out rules by which lawyers in the province can engage in bartering for legal services, and a lawyer whose firm recently announced it would accept cryptocurrency for payment says other law societies would be advised to take a similar step because of a major evolution in how people pay for things. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Civil actions and liabilities - Historical grievances - Residential schools - Settlements

Application for direction by the defendant Attorney General of Canada (Canada). ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

PRISON ADMINISTRATION - Conditions and treatment - Duty of fairness - Rights of prisoners - Segregation of prisoners

Action by the plaintiffs, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada, for an end to administrative segregation as it was presently practised in federal penitentiaries in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 1:51 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, February 16, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

Five Canadian cities to participate in Global Legal Hackathon Aileen Schultz sm

Legal professionals and tech companies from across the globe will be banding together for a three-day hackathon that is meant to break down silos and encourage the creation of solutions to improve the legal industry worldwide. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Legal society pushes new B.C. Human Rights Commission to address discrimination of homeless Darcie Bennett sm

Community pushback on social housing is an issue Vancouver’s Pivot Legal Society has been monitoring for some time, but in the last few months it’s seen a surge in resistance and has decided the B.C. Human Rights Commission should get involved. ... [read more]