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Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 3:50 PM

Cull of ‘huge mass’ of less-serious criminal cases could unclog Canada’s justice system: Moldaver Exclusive

Newly retired Supreme Court of Canada justice Michael Moldaver says the “bursting-at-the seams” criminal justice system could be saved from the risk of future collapse and irrelevancy by removing the “huge mass” of less serious criminal cases that could be fairly and more speedily handled via alternatives, including ticketing, diversion and reasonable plea deals and charge withdrawals. ... [read more]

Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 2:34 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Class action concerning ‘contaminated’ pork products is certified in Alberta

The Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has certified a class action against a farm store and Hutterite Colony after “contaminated” pork products allegedly led to multiple illnesses and one death. ... [read more]

Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 1:58 PM

Manitoba lawyers being asked about access to justice issues in province Gerard Kennedy, University of Manitoba.

Manitoba’s law society and a local scholar are seeking answers from the legal profession in a bid to research — and ultimately help tackle — access to justice problems in the province. ... [read more]

Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 11:06 AM

Needed: More small-town lawyers | Neha Chugh

It was an average court appearance almost a decade ago, I was in the early stages of my new solo practice in Cornwall, Ont. I had gone to law school and articled in Toronto and spent the first two years of private practice in Ottawa. My spouse’s new job had taken me to Cornwall, nestled between Ottawa and Montreal, on the St. Lawrence River. ... [read more]

Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 9:50 AM

Let’s play Jeopardy: I’ll take ‘Expert in Ottawa’ for $300 | Murray Gottheil

When I practised law in Mississauga, Ont., our fees were cheap compared to the Toronto firms, and kind of expensive compared to firms in places like Guelph, Belleville and Kingston. I occasionally wondered whether my clients might prefer to deal with firms in smaller cities at lower rates. Then I would reassure myself that doing so would be terribly inconvenient for them and that they would rather pay more to deal with me. ... [read more]

Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 8:58 AM

Filing a subrogated claim in Alberta? Proceed with caution Traffic light

Extra-provincial workers’ compensation boards that file subrogated claims in Alberta on behalf of non-residents should be prepared for reduced damage awards, as highlighted by a recent decision from the Alberta Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 4:12 PM

George Strathy: The exit interview TLD Exclusive

Ontario’s former chief justice’s parting words of wisdom to the profession are, by his own admission, not “original,” but nonetheless poignant: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” “I think, as a profession, we are hard on each other. Yes, we’re adversaries, but it’s one thing to advance the interests of your clients, and it’s another to be hard on your opponent,” explained George Strathy in an exclusive interview with The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 12:41 PM

Three new hires at Stevenson Whelton LLP

Stevenson Whelton LLP announced that Rhoshni Khemraj, Avinaash Laljie and Meaghan Coker have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 11:36 AM

Quebec’s chief justices call for modernization of court system Manon Savard

The chief justices of four courts, addressing hundreds of judges and lawyers in person at the Montreal courthouse for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, broadly outlined their priorities and concerns at Quebec’s opening of the courts ceremony, from the promise and pitfalls of technology to modernize the justice system to the debilitating impact of chronic underfinancing, to the erosion of decorum in the courtroom and the pernicious effects of disparaging social media comments. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 10:55 AM

Lessons from Selling Sunset, part three: Workplace relationships Sunset keys

What better way to end our three-part series on employment law lessons learned from watching Netflix’s Selling Sunset than to talk about romantic relationships in the workplace. As always, there are spoilers ahead. ... [read more]