Group of lawyers, judges, court employees tell province to close courts, move to remote proceedings

In-person proceedings should only be permitted if 'absolutely necessary,' says letter to officials
BY Aidan Macnab 14 Jan 2021

FOLA supports expanding definition of child in Children's Law Reform Act

Current definition is unfair to adults under the care of unmarried parents: FOLA
BY Aidan Macnab 14 Jan 2021

Gluckstein Lawyers marks new year with third strategic partnership, having grown throughout COVID

Managing partner wants to establish firm as tops in birth trauma litigation
BY Aidan Macnab 13 Jan 2021

Canadian Judicial Council forms review panel for judge allegedly involved in U of T hiring scandal

Tax Court Justice David Spiro is accused of pressuring law dean to rescind job offer
BY Bernise Carolino 13 Jan 2021

Court voids conditions in will which gave friend an interest in deceased's house due to ambiguity

Issue is whether will gives friend a licence or a life interest to occupy the property
BY Bernise Carolino 13 Jan 2021

Changes to Rules of Civil Procedure will save paper, time and money, say lawyers

New rules went into effect Jan. 1
BY Aidan Macnab 12 Jan 2021

Voting is now open for Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms 2021

Canadian Lawyer invites readers to participate in the search for Ontario's best firms
BY Law Times 12 Jan 2021

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto pushes for allyship at its first virtual conference

Conference marks SABA Toronto's 15th anniversary
BY Bernise Carolino 12 Jan 2021


Human Rights Commission urges colleges, universities to ensure equitable, inclusive environments

OHRC's letter addresses media reports of discrimination, xenophobia, targeting in academic settings

Religious groups organizing Charter challenges to latest Stage One COVID lockdown

So far, courts deferring to public health orders due to the severity of the pandemic, says lawyer

Court of Appeal finds University of Waterloo discriminated against disabled applicant

First time Grismer/Meiorin test applied in university admissions context, says lawyer

New caselaw protects some landlords as 2021 ushers in steep rise in retail bankruptcies: lawyer

Lockdown and end to holidays will spell end for many in bricks-and-mortar retail

Information and privacy commissioner's consultation on five-year strategic priorities underway

IPC stressed importance of effective strategic plan amid pandemic and shift to digitization

Superior Court adds new associate chief justice, Ontario Court of Justice welcomes five judges

New associate chief justice has spent two decades on the bench


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?