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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 1:24 PM

‘Justice has not yet been achieved,’ says director of N.S. Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative Michelle Williams

The Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq (IB&M) Initiative at the Schulich School of Law in Halifax has reached a new milestone. The landmark law school program has now completed its 30th year in operation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 11:13 AM

B.C. Supreme Court makes right call on non-lawyer in traffic court | Kyla Lee

Recently, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled in a controversial case involving the provision of legal services by non-lawyers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 1:22 PM

Quebec education bill ‘dangerous precedent,’ says English-language school group

With a speed that surprised and outraged many members of the political, educational and even legal sectors in Quebec, the Coalition Avenir Québec government passed Bill 40, which abolishes both English and French school boards in favour of what are called service centres. Even as the new law was proclaimed, a constitutional challenge loomed. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 1:08 PM

Manitoba law society rebrands to give better public access: CEO Kris_Dangerfield_sm

Manitoba’s law society has adopted a modernized logo and overhauled its website in a bid to better connect with the public it protects. On Jan. 15, the Law Society of Manitoba (LSM) shed its 143-year-old Lady Justice seal and unveiled a bold new emblem and website that CEO Kris Dangerfield says will both better serve members and make the law society more accessible for the general public. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 11:53 AM

New partner joins Langlois lawyers Montreal office

Langlois lawyers welcomes new partner and accredited mediator, Christiane Brizard, to the firm’s Montreal office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 11:48 AM

Religious inclusion in legal profession | Nour Farhat and Derek Ross

We are both openly religious. We are also lawyers. We see no contradiction in this. To the contrary, our faith motivates and supports us in meeting our commitment to “fulfill the duties of the legal profession with honesty and justice” and to “champion the rule of law and safeguard the rights and freedoms of all persons” (as set out in the Quebec and Ontario oaths, respectively). ... [read more]

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 2:55 PM

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

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

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

Valentine to democracy’s frontline soldiers | Stéphanie Plante

Poll clerk, voting day worker, precinct officer, scrutineer, ballot inspector, results tabulator, whatever you want to call them, it’s time for the local election officials, or, the “street level bureaucrats” of our election world, as coined by academic Michael Lipsky stand up and get the respect and administration they deserve on this Valentine’s Day and every day. ... [read more]

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 9:46 AM

Fasken’s Plowman appointed treasurer of Legal Marketing Association

The Legal Marketing Association (LMA), which represents 4,000 legal marketing and business development professionals in 48 U.S. states, Canada and 25 other countries, announced that Brenda Plowman has been appointed treasurer of the 2020 LMA board of directors. Her appointment became effective Jan. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

(Un)friendly confines of Wrigley Field: Arbitration ruling blow to MLB player seniority Wrigley Field

With spring training for Major League Baseball (MLB) just around the corner, a recent arbitration ruling in the Kris Bryant grievance against the Chicago Cubs serves as a major setback to players’ seniority rights. ... [read more]