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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Lavery CEO elected as member of board of Montreal Port Authority

Lavery Lawyers announced that chief executive officer Anik Trudel has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). She was previously the chair of the MPA before leaving in 2017. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 10:19 AM

Retirement from SCC should not be a life sentence | Kyla Lee

Since the Trudeau ethics report was released last week, a small commotion has erupted in the legal community. The commotion centres around whether retired Supreme Court of Canada judges should be permitted to return to private practice and whether in doing so they can be weaponized against one another. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 3:18 PM

Internationally trained lawyers should tap into networking, social media, advises panel (L-R) Melissa Chan, Luis Chacin, Kim Gale, Richa Sandill sm

Networking through events and social media is key for internationally trained lawyers as they find articling positions or jobs in a city far from where they studied. The importance of joining associations and networking effectively was highlighted by a panel of internationally trained lawyers speaking about the role of National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) candidates in creating a diverse and inclusive profession. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:45 AM

Feds providing funding for University of Alberta initiative on Indigenous law Hadley Friedland, University of Alberta faculty of law

A project at the University of Alberta aimed at the revitalization of Indigenous law and governance has received a boost from the federal government. ... [read more]

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 2:00 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, August 16, 2019 @ 11:32 AM

Helping prisoners’ kids avoid jail | Derek Reid and Jessica Reid

Every year over 300,000 children in Canada are separated from their parent because of their involvement with the criminal justice system. ... [read more]

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

Happy birthday, law society | Sam Goldstein

A belated happy 222nd birthday to the Law Society of Upper Canada. On July 17, 1797, 10 lawyers gathered at the Wilson Hotel in Newark, Upper Canada, now Niagara-on-the-Lake to discuss how to better regulate the legal profession. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

Using electronic records as evidence | Ken Chasse

Records are now the most frequently used kind of evidence in legal proceedings and for legal services. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 10:26 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 1:53 PM

Ombuds institutions failing to effectively address women’s issues, says law prof Linda Reif

Human rights ombuds institutions must address women's rights and they must address international and domestic human rights law as part of their mandate, according to Linda Reif, a law professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The conclusion comes after extensive research into ombuds institutions globally and their role in engaging in women’s rights. ... [read more]

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Crown prosecutor appointed as Saskatchewan provincial court judge

The government of Saskatchewan announced the appointment of Thomas Healey as a judge to the provincial court in Prince Albert. ... [read more]