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Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 9:47 AM

Dickinson Wright adds counsel

Dickinson Wright announced that Daniel Waldman has joined the firm’s Toronto office as of counsel. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 5:26 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. court awards plaintiff $55K in failed land deal

A British Columbia court has awarded $55,275 to a real estate agent who lost his investment in a local housing project due to an invalid purchase contract and what the judge saw as dubious dealings on the part of another agent. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Trudeau’s latest pick for SCC donated to Liberals before her 2017 appointment to federal bench Exclusive

As a lawyer, before she joined the Ontario Superior Court in 2017, soon-to-be Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin — whose Sept. 1 appointment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today — donated a small amount to Trudeau’s Liberal leadership campaign, and she and her spouse, Ottawa lawyer Pierre Robichaud, both made other donations to the Liberal Party, discloses a search by The Lawyer’s Daily of Elections Canada political financing data. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 1:12 PM

The marketing secret no one is telling you Red chess piece

There is no doubt that legal marketing has evolved significantly over the last few years. Between TikTok videos and the cost of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, it can feel quite daunting to maintain an online presence as a lawyer. The truth is that it doesn’t have to be so hard. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

Ukraine, Russia and the International Court of Justice World Court

Is the Russian Federation action in Ukraine an attack or special military operation? The answer might come from the International Court of Justice, previously known as the World Court. An intergovernmental organization, the primary judicial arm and one of the six organs of the United Nations, the court was established in 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations Oct. 24, 1945, 1 UNTS XVI. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 1:05 PM

Factum writing: B.C. Court of Appeal emphasizes importance of succinctness The words "keep it simple" written in sand on beach

Lawyers are taught that effective legal writing is clear, focused and succinct. The B.C. Court of Appeal requires close adherence to those principles, even where proceedings are complex. A party seeking to file a factum longer than the prescribed 30-page limit must provide “a convincing explanation as to why extra space is necessary.” ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 11:49 AM

Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office welcomes three new associates

Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office welcomed associates Abel Begashaw, Courtney Losier and Meaghan Kells to the firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 4:57 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta’s appellate court decides on intervener status in Bow Valley development dispute

A conservation board and a small group of First Nations have been granted leave to intervene in an Alberta town’s appeal of a tribunal decision concerning a golf course and residential development, while a community and conservancy association has been refused as it failed to meet the standard to intervene. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Justice O’Bonsawin brings refreshing experience to highest court | Naomi Sayers

Last week, it was news across my social media and I enjoyed seeing the positive words from other colleagues online. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 11:06 AM

Lessons from Selling Sunset, part one: Work parties Sunset keys

Before we launch into our three-part series on employment law lessons learned from watching Netflix’s Selling Sunset, we note that there are spoilers ahead, so proceed accordingly. ... [read more]