Monday, January 28, 2013


Stanley Hartt has joined Norton Rose Canada LLP’s Toronto office as counsel, the law firm announced.
Before joining Norton Rose, Hartt was chairman of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. Hartt, who has practised law for 20 years, will provide strategic advice to Norton Rose’s domestic and international clients.

Hartt also served as deputy minister at the federal Department of Finance from 1985-88 and chief of staff in the office of the prime minister in the late 1980s.

“Stanley is an extremely sharp and seasoned leader in business, public policy, and the legal arena,” said Andrew Fleming, interim managing partner of the Toronto office.

“He has worked for decades with leading Canadian companies with extensive U.S. and global operations. This is an excellent fit for Norton Rose as we grow our international reach.”

Touting the new counsel’s international experience, the law firm also said Hartt was “one of the eight Canadians in the room when the elements of the Canada–U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed on October 3, 1988.”


The Ontario government has appointed two new judges of the Ontario Court of Justice.

Lawyers Philip Clay and Lise Parent joined the bench on Jan. 23.

A lawyer called to the bar in 1983, Clay focuses on criminal and family law. The court has assigned him to preside in Brampton, Ont.

Parent, a partner at Parent Carr in Ottawa, practises mainly in the area of family law. The bilingual judge was called to the bar in 1989 and will also preside in Brampton.

Besides the new judges, the province also appointed justice of the peace Warren George Ralph as regional senior justice of the peace for the Toronto region. He begins his role on Feb. 21. Ralph replaces regional senior justice of the peace Diane McAleer.


The Law Society of Upper Canada is looking for lawyers and paralegals interested in joining its hearing panel.
Successful applicants must be licensees by the law society without restrictions. They should also be licensed for at least three years with no disciplinary record.

The ideal candidates will also have previous experience as adjudicators in addition to having excellent oral and written communication skills. They must be able to commit to the minimum amount of time required to write timely reasons and decisions. Those interested can apply to [email protected] no later than March 8.


The Law Society of Upper Canada has revoked the licence of London, Ont., lawyer Charles William Fleming after finding him “ungovernable.”

The lawyer failed to provide written representation, documents, and records in regards to four complaints, according to the law society’s disposition. Fleming also failed to comply with obligations as a suspended licensee based on an order of March 2012 and didn’t pay his fines, a hearing panel found.


The results of the latest Law Times online poll are in.

Many readers agree with the Ontario Superior Court’s new rules on the use of electronic devices in court. In fact, 75 per cent of respondents to the poll said they agreed with the protocol. The rules, which take effect Feb. 1, say certain people such as lawyers and journalists can use electronic devices to, for example, tweet from the courtroom but restrict that privilege from members of the public.

Free newsletter

Our newsletter is FREE and keeps you up to date on all the developments in the Ontario legal community. Please enter your email address below to subscribe.

Recent articles & video

Disability claims involving toxic workplace allegations surge with return to office: injury lawyer

Finalizing divorce should not bar subsequent civil claim for sexual assault: lawyer Kevin McLaren

Cecile Applegate appointed as regional senior justice to the Ontario Court of Justice

Ontario Superior Court overturns arbitrator’s award in homebuyers’ contract dispute

Ontario Superior Court adjourns motion to add insurer as defendant in personal injury case

What to do if you’re a passenger in a car accident in Ontario

Most Read Articles

Recent Canadaland-WE Charity ruling example of anti-SLAPP 'misuse' says lawyer

Convocation: benchers approve research funding to underpin renewed equity agenda

Ontario Superior Court rejects plaintiff's bid for a simplified procedure in a car collision case

Ontario Superior Court enforces arbitral award despite improper notice claim