Law Society of Ontario to vote on regulatory sandbox pilot for innovative legal tech development

Regulatory approach is too restrictive, LSO should ‘get out of the way,’ says Chris Bentley
BY Aidan Macnab 21 Apr 2021

Arbitration Place launches roster of young arbitrators to expand services to new types of disputes

COVID has boosted ADR popularity and roster aims at less costly services for wider range of disputes
BY Aidan Macnab 21 Apr 2021

Legal Aid Ontario asks for input on draft rules for new Legal Aid Services Act

Draft rules cover roster management, certificate management, eligibility for legal aid services
BY Bernise Carolino 21 Apr 2021

Lerners Healthcare Champions honours healthcare and rehabilitation workers in Southwestern Ontario

Firm receives over 20,000 votes for nominees and holds virtual awards gala
BY Bernise Carolino 21 Apr 2021

Though rolled back after Friday’s announcement, police retain extended powers to stop and question

Continued monitoring required to ensure racialized and marginalized are not targeted: lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 19 Apr 2021

Privacy, rights of workers with disabilities at issue in commercial dispute over alleged negligence

Addictions disabilities carry “pervasive stigma,” says staff lawyer with ARCH Disability Law
BY Aidan Macnab 19 Apr 2021

Analytics lab and firm create AI-based dispute resolution system for personal injury matters

Production of joint initiative starts later this spring
BY Bernise Carolino 19 Apr 2021

Court strikes jury notice because delay because of COVID-19 will prejudice personal injury plaintiff

Parties will be lucky to have jury trial held before end of summer of 2022, court notes
BY Bernise Carolino 19 Apr 2021


Ottawa announces new pathway for permanent residency for foreign nationals currently in Canada

COVID has made plan for 401,000 newcomers in 2021 unlikely, say immigration lawyers

Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies law on one of Ontario Review Board’s most litigated issues: lawyer

The Court made two findings that will have a significant impact on Review Board law, says lawyer

University of Toronto addresses equity groups’ open letter with anti-racism proposals

Dean explains steps taken, efforts planned to help dismantle systemic racism

Immigrant nominee program updates: applications deemed incomplete, entrepreneur stream amendments

Program introduced points-based expression of interest system last March

Virtual mediations now a reality

The past year has revealed the advantages and disadvantages of the online approach

Rehearing ordered in dispute over aggregated data on Residential School compensation claims

Ruling ‘important for the preservation of Canada’s national memory:’ lawyer


Two LSO benchers have proposed that fees for 2021 be reduced by 25 per cent. Should the LSO lower the fees?