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March, 2019
  • Candidates weigh possibility of Pro Bono Ontario levy

    Candidates for the Law Society of Ontario’s board are split on if and how a fee to support pro bono services should be incorporated into annual fees.
  • No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    The province’s decision to alter a renewable energy program was not misfeasance of public office, a judge said, despite the failure of a small business involved in the program.
  • Conviction upheld in Court of Appeal ruling

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction and sentence of the third defendant in an unusual scheme where a Toronto lawyer and two other men committed a nearly $2-million fraud against RBC to purchase Australian gold bars stamped with images of kangaroos.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    The great divide

    For any reader who has checked out an issue of Law Times recently, you’ll be aware that we’ve been covering issues of interest regarding the upcoming bencher election.
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    Statement of principles is a good thing to do

    Equality, diversity and inclusion has become a hot topic as bencher election campaigns mobilize. The Law Society of Ontario’s statement of principles requirement returns to the forefront of intra-professional debate.
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    Planning for long-term funding of PBO

    Last year, and just in time, the federal government stepped in to bridge the funding gap of the three Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa.

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Inside Story

  • Monday, March 11, 2019

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    New Proposed Rules For Tribunal

    Newton-Smith Becomes Judge

    Law Professor Wins Fiction Award

    Law Times Poll


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