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Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 3:07 PM

Uneasy lies the head that wears the Crown | Heather MacIvor

The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a sad milestone for everyone (myself included) who admired her strength and relished her occasional displays of mischievous wit. For 70 years, she reigned over an increasingly divided country (and an ever more fractious Commonwealth) without embroiling herself in political controversy — an astonishing feat of discretion and self-discipline. The Queen accepted the constraints of her constitutional role as the embodiment of the Crown. It is not entirely clear that King Charles III will prove equally restrained. ... [read more]

Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 12:38 PM

Back to law school 2022: The future of law is here Back to law school

From law firms accommodating, even fostering, neurodivergence to lawyers being called to the bar without articling — imagine law school curricula that not only require 1Ls to study Constitutional Law and Legal Process but also mandatory coding. ... [read more]

Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 11:13 AM

Back to law school 2022: Kindergarten lawyer | Marcel Strigberger Back to school

Back to law school? So why did you choose to become a lawyer? ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 5:25 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Appeal Court reverses overpayment on loan secured by collateral mortgage

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has reversed a summary judgment by a lower court that resulted in excessive award amounts being paid to a lender in a case concerning property taken as collateral.   ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 4:17 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 4:26 PM

Accession of Charles as head of state brings change to Canada’s justice, political systems Queen Elizabeth

The much-mourned death on Sept. 8 of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96, after more than 70 years as Canada’s sovereign, and the accession as Canada’s head of state of her son, Charles, will trigger a number of changes in the Canadian legal and political systems — some of which are not yet publicly known. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 2:53 PM

Aird & Berlis announces new partners, associates

Aird & Berlis has appointed two new partners Manjit Singh and Kristian N. Arciaga as well as two new associates, Sairam Sanathkumar and Hussein Olleik. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 9:33 AM

Back to law school 2022: Skipping the articling Back to school

Articling does not exist in the U.S., but it has been mandatory in Canada for a long time. Currently, two law schools let law students bypass the articling process in Ontario. Is it worthwhile for law students to skip articling? ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 @ 2:36 PM

Playing the long game | Murray Gottheil

Entrepreneurs should always aim to play the long game. Instant gratification cannot build a legacy. —  Andrena Sawyer, business consultant ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 @ 11:21 AM

Ukraine, Russia and the International Court of Justice, part three World Court

On Feb. 25, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Security Council rejected a draft resolution, intending to end Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine submitted by Albania and the United States, with support from 11 members, but it was vetoed by Russia. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 4:17 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court declines to enforce B.C.’s recognition of foreign judgment in Antigua

Ontario’s Appeal Court has dismissed a second attempt by former owners of a hotel in Antigua and Barbuda to have a B.C. court’s enforcement of a foreign judgment for expropriation payment recognized in Ontario — this time arguing it should be granted under common law. ... [read more]