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June, 2018
  • Firm ordered to pay $1.5 million in fees to charity

    Koskie Minsky LLP is seeking leave to appeal an Ontario Superior Court of Justice order to donate $1.5 million of its legal fees to charity.
  • LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

    The Law Society of Ontario is now better prepared to step up in engaging with Legal Aid Ontario, after years of distance between the two organizations, says outgoing treasurer Paul Schabas. Schabas — who on June 28 leaves the role of treasurer of the regulatory body — says that a deeper relationship with Legal Aid Ontario is one of the most enduring things he accomplished in the role.
  • Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

    A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Commentary


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    Tribunals should consider Charter claims

    About the Charter, Pierre Trudeau poig­nantly remarked, “I saw the Charter as an expression of my long-held view that the subject of law must be the individual human being; the law must permit the individual to fulfil himself or herself to the utmost.”
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Making a difference

    No matter what your partisan leanings are, there were some heartening elements of the recent provincial election in Ontario. Take voter turnout, which was the highest it had been in nearly 20 years, with 58 per cent of eligible casting ballots.
  • Doron Gold

    The Lawyer Therapist

    May their memory be a blessing

    This Lawyer Therapist column to which I’ve been honoured to contribute since 2013 isn’t about me.

Focus On


  • OCL welcomes ruling overturning costs order

    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer has welcomed a Divisional Court judgment that overturned a costs order against it after concluding the agency acted within its statutory mandate, despite taking a position at trial that was contrary to the views of its 12-year-old client.
  • Tax law hurts former spouses who share parenting

    Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children.
  • Challenge of act heading to OCA

    A wealthy businessman takes his Constitutional challenge of Ontario’s Family Law Act to the province’s top court later this month in a case that one of the lawyers involved predicts will end up at the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Courts not the best forum to figure out pet sharing

    Divorcing pet owners are better off steering clear of court if they want to explore some form of shared custody for cats and dogs post-separation, family lawyers say.

Inside Story


Cartoon


  • Jun 18, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: June 18, 2018

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