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  • Gabrielle Giroday

    AI is here to stay

    Dec 3, 2018

    Much has been written about the advent of artificial technology and its impact on the legal profession. This week, Law Times focuses on a ruling where the use of AI has been explicitly cited.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    PBO issue highlights unfinished business

    Dec 3, 2018

    Pro Bono Ontario has received the money it needs to keep three Law Help Centres open for a year. Because of this, thousands of Ontarians will continue to receive free civil legal help from lawyers.

    Chris Bentley
  • Doron Gold

    Healing is very much possible

    Dec 3, 2018

    “We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us.” It’s a cliché that therapists often look to a person’s past for clues as so what makes them tick in the here and now.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Funding woes

    Nov 26, 2018

    The province of Ontario has nixed the proposed law school at Ryerson University. For those who have been watching the proposal work its way forward through various levels of the approval process, the news was not a surprise.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Yavar Hameed

    Experiential learning needed in law schools

    Nov 26, 2018

    Lately, we have heard arguments suggesting that there are too many law students graduating and that’s why there’s an articling crisis.

    Yavar Hameed
  • Matthew Gourlay

    Culture of delay is inexcusable

    Nov 26, 2018

    Most Canadians’ experience of the Peel Region is limited to Pearson International Airport, where frustrating delays are a fact of life — attributable, in large part, no doubt, to the unforgiving Canadian weather.

    Matthew Gourlay|A Criminal Mind
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    Concerns over federal bill expressed

    Nov 19, 2018

    Recently, jury composition has become an important issue on the public agenda. Ontario lawyers practising criminal law have expressed opinions on Bill C-75, as well as on a proposed amendment to the provincial Juries Act, Bill 52.

    Sayeh Hassan
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Under pressure

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Ontario legal community has expressed a significant amount of dismay about the closure of three Pro Bono Ontario legal help centres in Ottawa and Toronto, with heavy hitters such as former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin voicing support for their continued existence.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Elections process makes Canada proud

    Nov 19, 2018

    A few months back, I confessed to what is, for a parliamentary wonk, an almost unforgiveable weakness; namely, a shameful but implacable envy of the United States congressional committee system.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    And so, it has begun

    Nov 12, 2018

    And so, it has begun. Lawyers in Ontario have begun publicly declaring their interest in running for the role of bencher for the Law Society of Ontario, in an election set to take place in April 2019.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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