Clients are rushing to update wills amid COVID — now lawyers can use virtual witnessing in Ontario

Announcement by government provides another option for clients who don’t want to travel
BY Anita Balakrishnan 09 Apr 2020

Judicial appointments announced: Steve Coroza, Leonard Ricchetti, Melanie Kraft, Giulia Gambacorta

Steve Coroza and Leonard Ricchetti have been with the Ontario judiciary for over a decade
BY Bernise Carolino 08 Apr 2020

Nearly $10K raised overnight for sick child of Osgoode Hall Law School staffer

‘They are often the only constant in an otherwise hectic and stressful day’
BY Anita Balakrishnan 08 Apr 2020

Real estate lawyers wrestle with banks, contracts make social distancing work

Real estate lawyers face contractual timelines, in-person signing requirements from banks
BY Anita Balakrishnan 07 Apr 2020

Ontario to spend $1.3M on justice sector technology; $2.7M to victims of violence amid COVID-19

The funds will be used to invest in laptops, digital recording devices and e-filing tools
BY Bernise Carolino 06 Apr 2020

Job postings in Canadian legal sector down by 25 per cent from last year, according to Indeed

Overall, in Canada, there was a 24 per cent decline in job postings compared with last year
BY Bernise Carolino 06 Apr 2020

Legal spending slowdown a spectre of COVID-19

Top long-term business challenge identified by Law Times readers
BY Anita Balakrishnan 06 Apr 2020

Legal Aid Ontario introduces temporary procedural changes to help lawyers during the COVID-19 crisis

Lawyers may now temporarily apply for legal aid on behalf of in-custody clients
BY Bernise Carolino 01 Apr 2020

CASE LAW

Accused’s impaired state made material contribution to excessive speed

Criminal Law – Offences against the person and reputation – Impaired driving causing bodily harm

Canada could make civil remedy for corporate violations of customary international law norms

International Law – Application of international law - Miscellaneous

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A bellwether for COVID’s access to justice crisis: Court reporting industry’s transformation

Recent ingenuity nothing new for stenographers

Selling your condo — to pay neighbours’ legal fees?

A recent Superior Court of Justice decision in Ontario could be interpreted as a ‘gamechanger’ for condo law

Refugee lawyers lament decision to suspend asylum at Canada-U.S. border for COVID-19 containment

Government should not have to choose between fighting COVID-19 and upholding human rights, CARL said

Deal finalists announced for Canadian Law Awards

The gala will celebrate the landmark deals completed in 2019 for their size, complexity, breadth, and innovation

Lawyers can hold off paying fees for law society, LawPRO until June

COVID-19 causing 'financial stress' for lawyers

List of legal organizations’ COVID-19 resources and changes

Resources from CCLA, OHRC and more

POLL

Lawyers across the province are doing what they can to prioritize health and prevent illness within their firms. What is the biggest long-term business challenge your practice faces as the justice system transitions?