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Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 3:38 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, July 03, 2020 @ 11:57 AM

Steering clients correctly: Guide for dealing with spike in roadside legal problems Coplight

In Toronto alone, between March 23 and the first week of May, police reported a 594 per cent increase in stunt driving offences, the most infamous being the individual doing doughnuts in a black Ford Mustang in the middle of what is empirically Canada’s busiest intersection; Yonge and Dundas. During the Easter weekend, Vancouver police released footage of a vehicle being towed after clocking 93 kilometres per hour in a 30 zone. ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

Open banking and Canadian privacy concerns Open banking data

In 2018, millions of individuals in the United States were outraged to discover they lacked access to their bank accounts through several popular mobile applications when Plaid Technologies lost access to Capital One bank’s data streams, resulting in the financial technology company’s inability to provide critical information to applications such as Venmo and Coinbase. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 3:42 PM

Time for LSO to formalize its relationship with students | Morgan Watkins

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Ontario’s legal profession in many ways — for law students, we have adjusted to new Law Society of Ontario (LSO) requirements related to work-from-home summer placements, shorter articling terms and the first online bar exams in Ontario’s history. Like all consequences of the pandemic, the changes have affected individual students differently depending on their family status, mental and physical health, financial and other circumstances. We have yet to appreciate how the shifting student experience will impact the profession in the next few years. ... [read more]

Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 12:15 PM

McInnes Cooper partner appointed to St. Francis Xavier board of governors

McInnes Cooper announced that partner Karen Gardiner has been appointed to the St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University board of governors. Her term will span three years, effective July 1, 2020.  ... [read more]

Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 3:00 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, June 26, 2020 @ 2:21 PM

Queen’s University Faculty of Law launches consultation to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Hall

Queen’s University Faculty of Law is reviewing the name of its main building, Sir John A. Macdonald Hall — joining a growing movement across North America calling into question the commemoration of historical figures linked to oppression. ... [read more]

Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 1:42 PM

Now more than ever: Lawyers must learn to write well Writer

We are lawyers and writers who teach other lawyers how to improve their writing. We see a lot of room for improvement. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 2:15 PM

Stare decisis and equal protection of the law | Lawrence David

Overturning precedents that perpetuate systemic discrimination is key to advancing the rule of law’s promise of equal protection under the law. Where judicial precedent is premised upon unacceptable discriminatory attitudes, Canadian courts should not hesitate to overturn or modify it. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

B.C. Court of Appeal extends suspension of service and filing deadlines

The B.C. Court of Appeal announced it has extended the suspension of service and filing deadlines for existing appeals and chambers applications. ... [read more]