Benchers bring motion to call on Beverley McLachlin to resign from Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

Other Benchers said such an action would be outside the LSO's proper role
BY Aidan Macnab 25 Feb 2021

'There's still a ton to go, we're not stopping': Attorney General Doug Downey on justice reforms

The legal profession brings forward new ideas for change 'all the time,' Downey told Law Times
BY Aidan Macnab 24 Feb 2021

Ruling shows certification ‘meaningful screening device’ in privacy class actions, says lawyer

Speculative evidence in support of common issues ‘can be fatal to certification’
BY Aidan Macnab 24 Feb 2021

HIV Legal Network urges feds to decriminalize simple drug possession

Justice reforms introduced last week would repeal mandatory minimum sentences for all drug offences
BY Bernise Carolino 24 Feb 2021

OBA to offer training to help lawyers work with CaseLines in Superior Court of Justice

Superior Court uses CaseLines in Toronto, plans to roll out to other regions
BY Bernise Carolino 24 Feb 2021

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

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

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

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

Survey finds divergence in perception of police versus the criminal courts

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

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


Bill C-22 repealed Mandatory Minimum Penalties for all drug offences and the Federal Liberals say they want to take more of a health-care-focused approach to illegal drugs. Critics say the government should have proposed their decriminalization. What do you think? Did the Federal Government's Justice reforms go far enough?