The Ontario ombudsman has “serious concerns” about the possible impact of a rule putting a 10-year limit on the terms of administrative tribunal appointments, according to the annual report released by his office last week.
When Montreal-based Ogilvy Renault LLP announced its plans to merge with UK-based Norton Rose in 2010, the company said its extended reach as part of a global giant would help it better serve its increasingly international clients. And in 2012, when Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP declared its intention to join with SNR Denton and Salans to create a new international giant, the firm said the move positioned it to capture both more inbound and outbound work.
Legal Aid Ontario is looking at boosting its services for domestic violence victims — and wants your opinion on what should be included in its expanded offering.
Outdated laws such as the Bulk Sales Act may soon be history if the Ontario government moves on a set of proposals to reform Ontario’s business legislation that many lawyers say are long overdue.
A University of Windsor law professor is calling on the Law Society of Upper Canada to change its bencher election rules with the aim of boosting the number of early-career lawyers at Convocation.
The strongest element of a constitutional challenge launched last week against Bill C-51 is its argument against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s new special warrant system, says the chairman of the Ontario Bar Association’s constitutional law section.
With one law firm offering an unpaid articling job that covers the student’s transit pass, Ontario law students are growing increasingly concerned about an apparent trend toward unpaid positions, the head of a student group says.
A former Canadian Bar Association president and one of Canada’s foremost experts on military law are both expressing concern about the appointment of the organization’s chief executive officer to an honorary position with the legal branch of the Department of National Defence.
As the Ontario government’s spending on court construction declines this year, lawyers in Halton County are sounding the alarm about mould discovered in the walls of the Halton courthouse that’s adding to the strain those working there have already been under.
Darcy Merkur has had enough. Whether it’s misleading information about the amount of experience a law firm has on display with apparent pride on the side of a bus or phallic innuendo suggestive of big settlements strategically placed above men’s urinals at the Air Canada Centre, legal advertising in Ontario, in his view, has gotten out of hand.
The issue over when federal government lawyers can run for office is heating up with a senior official in the Department of Justice launching a legal challenge over the issue and a prosecutor making the political leap despite a decision denying her leave to do so.