ST. JOHN’S — Federal Court of Canada Chief Justice Paul Crampton is pushing back against suggestions of bias in the government’s favour following Justice Marc Nadon’s failed nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada.
If Legal Aid Ontario has the money to hire more duty counsel, it should also invest in private-bar services through certificates, according to the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.
As a Toronto lawyer is facing a Law Society of Upper Canada investigation over $15 million in buyers’ missing property deposit fees after she transferred the money to the developer even though the transactions hadn’t closed and the project wasn’t complete.
ST. JOHN’S — A sustainable legal profession will involve the ability to sell law firm shares to non-lawyers and lawyers rubbing shoulders with other professionals at work, according to the final report of the Canadian Bar Association’s Legal Futures initiative that looked at ways the industry must change to remain relevant.
In less than a month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission received almost 50,000 complaints under the new anti-spam legislation.
The incoming president of the Ontario Bar Association is going to do something against the advice of some of his closest friends: He’s going to open up about his struggle with mental illness.