Enhanced access to justice needs more than lawyers and paralegals: report

Report calls for more clarity from regulators and collaboration with community-based non-profits
BY Aidan Macnab 14 Jul 2020

Criminal Lawyers’ Association filling mentor-gap with new online educational series

'I think we created a very large virtual law chambers.'
BY Aidan Macnab 13 Jul 2020

OBA's taxation law section names first female chairperson, Angela Salvatore

In the role, she aims to form closer bonds with tax industry colleagues
BY Bernise Carolino 13 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act to amend Justices of the Peace Act and Provincial Offences Act

Ontario hopes to fill judicial vacancies faster and improve tech use in provincial offences courts
BY Bernise Carolino 13 Jul 2020

OHRC tells Sudbury landlords they cannot discriminate based on receipt of public assistance

The Human Rights Commission wrote a letter to Ray Goulet, Mayor of Greater Sudbury
BY Bernise Carolino 13 Jul 2020

Windsor’s new associate dean to advance Indigenous law in legal education

A flashpoint in Indigenous politics in the early ‘90s drove Beverly Jacobs towards a legal career
BY Aidan Macnab 08 Jul 2020

Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice embark on first phase of reopening

Second phase is projected to begin on Sept. 15, third phase on Nov. 1
BY Bernise Carolino 08 Jul 2020

Patricia Kosseim shares her priorities as the new information and privacy commissioner

Kosseim hopes her experience in public, private, health sectors will help with COVID-19 issues
BY Bernise Carolino 08 Jul 2020

CASE LAW

Interpretation of consultation required by statute was not unreasonable

Public Law – Public authorities – Ministries and departments

Section 35 rights are neither real rights nor personal rights

Criminal Law – Aboriginal and Indigenous Law – Constitutional issues – Constitution Act, 1982

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POLL

The Law Society of Ontario recently debated whether to allow future lawyers to be called quickly through an administrative process, rather than waiting until a ceremony could take place. Some benchers suggested that both an administrative call and attending a later ceremony should be allowed. But allowing one candidate to partake in both a ceremony and administrative call could potentially add more work and expenses at the LSO. If you had the option to pay the cost to do both, would you be called administratively and attend a ceremony?