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Judge quotes Shakespeare on the nuance of language
BY Anita Balakrishnan 04 Dec 2019

‘Protect refugees and vulnerable populations,’ Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers urges Trudeau

CARL’s letter proposes specific statutory amendments to immigration and refugee law
BY Bernise Carolino 04 Dec 2019

U of T Law introduces the Black Future Lawyers Program

The program will offer aspiring Black law students mentoring and job shadowing
BY Bernise Carolino 04 Dec 2019

Halton courthouse to begin construction at the end of next year

The courthouse will enable video conferencing for remote witnesses and prisoners
BY Bernise Carolino 04 Dec 2019

Beware the end of the ‘sellers market’ in legal services, says panel

Some firms are proactively moving away from the billable hour — before a recession forces their hand
BY Anita Balakrishnan 02 Dec 2019

When lawyers make mistakes, new rules consider rallying cries on mental health, sexual harassment

Legal regulator ‘modernizes’ discipline process
BY Anita Balakrishnan 02 Dec 2019

Law Foundation devotes over $700K in research on data collection and access to justice

The biggest grant of $100K goes to the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
BY Bernise Carolino 02 Dec 2019

Stikeman Elliott moves into a new office in New York

Stikeman Elliott was the first Canadian firm to open a New York office, back in the early 1980s
BY Bernise Carolino 02 Dec 2019

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Court had limited discretion to refuse to order fine in lieu of forfeiture

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Decision on grievance could not be res judicata in context of action for damages

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Teachers were engaged in insurable and pensionable employment

Public Law - Social programs - Employment insurance

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A recent poll found that 79 per cent of consumers expect responses from lawyers within 24 hours. Does your firm have a policy about responding to emails and voicemails within a certain time frame?