Law Society of Ontario names new equity and Indigenous affairs committee members

Includes both pro- and anti- statement of principles members
BY Anita Balakrishnan 20 Aug 2019

Federal Court approves $1.47 billion settlement for day school survivors

Decision to enable victims to claim compensation for abuse and promote reconciliation
BY Gabriel Olano 20 Aug 2019

Osler welcomes financial services partner Elizabeth Sale

New Toronto partner is a regular commentator on banking and finance issues
BY Gabriel Olano 20 Aug 2019

Legal professionals name top impacts ahead for the sector

Kennedys has appointed its first global managing partner… Dentons partner will focus on mindfulness for wellbeing…
BY Steve Randall 20 Aug 2019

Amid enactment of sweeping law enforcement Bill C-75, LSO seeks status quo for students, paralegals

Benchers to consider scope of regulated agents in summary conviction matters at Sept. 11 meeting
BY Anita Balakrishnan 19 Aug 2019

LSO must stand up for racialized licensees, says prospective returning bencher

Would be content with voluntary SOP, says Jonathan Rosenthal
BY Anita Balakrishnan 19 Aug 2019

OBA summit to bring together legal sector equality advocates

Gathering seeks to come up with concrete solutions to address diversity issues in the law profession
BY Gabriel Olano 19 Aug 2019

Federal government names Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization officers

A total of 11 officers were appointed to the organization created via the Accessible Canada Act
BY Gabriel Olano 19 Aug 2019

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Status of interest payments reflected status of principal sums on which interest accrued

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No credible explanation for inordinate lapse of time between transactions and filing of rebate

Tax - Goods and Services Tax - Administration and enforcement

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POLL

A survey of 150 full-time Canadian lawyers conducted by legal staffing and consulting firm Robert Half Legal found 74 per cent of lawyers said that more colleagues have worked remotely in the past year. Does your firm encourage lawyers to work remotely?