Independence of judicial appointment process is 'under attack,' says Criminal Lawyers' Association

Changes will allow for faster filling of judicial vacancies, says Ministry of the Attorney General
BY Aidan Macnab 22 Feb 2021

Proposed estates law changes will create convenience and more litigation, say lawyers

The Accelerating Access to Justice Act includes spate of amendments to various estates legislation
BY Aidan Macnab 22 Feb 2021

Ontario Government's justice reform legislation aimed at modernization

Bill includes consolidation of tribunals and access to French
BY Bernise Carolino 22 Feb 2021

Court entitled to scrutinize contingency fee agreement involving party under disability: ruling

Court applies two-step process to find that retainer agreement is fair and reasonable
BY Bernise Carolino 22 Feb 2021

Bill C-22 a positive move, but more study and action needed to tackle systemic racism, say experts

Proposed legislation would eliminate some mandatory minimum penalties, among other changes
BY Aidan Macnab 18 Feb 2021

Ontario Review Board cannot rely on hospital COVID restrictions to keep accused detained: Court

Decision will affect hundreds of not-criminally-responsible accused stuck in hospital, says lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 17 Feb 2021

New report explores racial differences in public perception of criminal justice system

Survey finds divergence in perception of police versus the criminal courts
BY Bernise Carolino 17 Feb 2021

Justice Mark Edwards appointed regional senior judge of Superior Court for Central East Region

Judge has served in Ontario Superior Court of Justice for a decade
BY Bernise Carolino 17 Feb 2021


Fear of trying something new is fear of failing and it is a lawyer's Achilles heel, says new book

Fourth book by author Norman Bacal, the former managing partner of Heenan Blaikie LLP

Linda Rothstein wins The Advocates' Society Medal for 2021

Medal honours dedicated, active members who are pre-eminent counsel, acknowledged leaders

Disability certificate from physiotherapist accorded little weight by Licence Appeal Tribunal

Tribunal finds that benefits sought for four treatment plans are not reasonable or necessary

Public-sector unions file evidence in Charter challenge of law capping compensation increases

Unions argue legislation undermines right to free bargaining, protected under s. 2(b)

The Elders' Council wins 2020 Guthrie Award

Council awarded for work assisting Indigenous Justice Division of Ministry of the Attorney General

Court decision reinforces importance of majority voting policies for public companies, says lawyer

Majority voting a tool for good corporate governance: Canadian Coalition for Good Governance


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