Human Rights Tribunal extended protected ground of citizenship to include permanent residency: Court

Divisional Court’s decision leaves door open for similar challenges in the future, says lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 11 Jun 2021

Second ruling on whether a COVID-related layoff is constructive dismissal produces opposite result

‘We have now this complete state of uncertainty,’ says employment lawyer Stuart Rudner
BY Aidan Macnab 09 Jun 2021

Ontario Court of Appeal split over sobriety check of driver which occurred on private driveway

Hopefully ruling serves to end debate on the extension of s. 48(1) of Highway Traffic Act: lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 09 Jun 2021

Queen’s Law professor Cherie Metcalf receives grants for climate change research

Research looks at how division of powers, governance affect effective policy development
BY Bernise Carolino 09 Jun 2021

Human rights commission urges province’s justice sector to keep prison population low amid COVID-19

Relying on vaccine rollout not enough because prison populations quickly rotate: commission
BY Bernise Carolino 09 Jun 2021

New trial ordered due to ineffective legal assistance: Ontario Court of Appeal

Court stressed the importance of maintaining written instructions from clients
BY Aidan Macnab 07 Jun 2021

‘Do not fuel the flame:’ serving family law clients struggling financially due to COVID lockdowns

Lawyer and mediator Nathalie Boutet on helping families in an unpredictable economy
BY Aidan Macnab 07 Jun 2021

Adam Dodek to step down as uOttawa Common Law Section dean, with Alain Roussy to be interim dean

School will undergo appointment process for law school’s next dean
BY Bernise Carolino 07 Jun 2021


Free new online resource released to help public understand Accessible Canada Act

People with disabilities make up around 22 per cent of Canada’s population, says Statistics Canada

Pension fund trustees obligated to consider climate change risk: lawyer

Canada Climate Law Initiative released legal opinion May 26, a big day for climate accountability

Ontario Court of Appeal affirms anti-Black racism motivated commercial landlord-tenant dispute

Landlord’s affidavits ‘almost a caricature of racially derogatory themes:’ judge

Riyaz Dattu, one of Canada’s top international trade and investment lawyers, joining Arent Fox LLP

Dattu founded and led the international trade practice at two of Canada’s most prominent firms

Law Society gives honourary LLD to family law specialist George Czutrin

Under his leadership, Czutrin saw the successful expansion of the unified family court

Indigenous law expert receives research grant for work on Treaty relationships and sustainability

Law professor is recognized internationally for her research on Indigenous governance


The Law Society of Ontario is considering a proposal to allow articling students the vote in bencher elections. What do you think?