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September, 2017
  • Concerns voiced over non-lawyer JPs

    Of the 38 justices of the peace the provincial government appointed this summer, only 12 have law degrees. This has led to a renewed call by lawyers for a requirement that justices of the peace who preside over bail hearings have a law degree.
  • Life benchers concerned over shrinking role

    Life benchers are decrying their diminished role in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing committees. At a special Convocation meeting in August, some life benchers took the opportunity to express concerns they had over their exclusion from many committees.
  • OCA upholds contempt finding against lawyer

    90-day sentence cut to 45 days. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a contempt finding against a lawyer for failing to produce documents ordered by a judge.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Protest protested

    Lately, the act of public protest — particularly on public grounds — is getting more scrutiny than ever before. Therefore, the legal elements of the recent ruling in Bracken v. Fort Erie (Town), 2017 ONCA 668 may have important implications for municipalities across Ontario.
  • Yavar Hameed

    A crisis of values over articling

    Talk of the articling crisis has become white noise. Unfortunately, we have now internalized it: It has become a crisis of values within the profession.

Focus On

  • Public law class actions pose special challenges

    Launching class actions against the government and its institutions requires a different set of strategies from class actions against private entities. Lawyers are educating themselves on how to tackle a defendant with unlimited resources but a vulnerability to public pressure.

Inside Story

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Former Justice Allen Linden Remembered

    Osler Launches Innovation Challenge

    Shevaun Mcgrath Joins Mccarthy Tétrault

    Law Times Poll


  • Sep 5, 2017

    Editorial Cartoon: September 5, 2017


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