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March, 2018
  • OCA overrules itself on insurance claims

    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently took the rare step of convening a five-member panel to overrule itself on whether an insurer could bring a claim on behalf of a bankrupt insured party.
  • Tribunal dismisses LSO appeal against lawyer

    A tribunal dismissed an appeal brought by the Law Society of Ontario, which claimed a hearing panel was wrong to find a lawyer who was found in contempt of court had not committed professional misconduct.
  • Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Lawyers say that the federal justice minister’s response to recommendations by a Commons committee on how to improve legal aid in Canada is disappointing.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Family law matters

    Legal aid funding is a tricky matter. There are limited resources for unlimited issues with the justice system, a sentiment I have often heard repeated by those tasked with figuring out how best to prioritize certain public policy issues with the public purse.
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    Duty counsel needed at Law Society

    Faced with professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming allegations, too many lawyers and paralegals are not getting help and are trying to do it all alone.

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    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Law Society Medal Winners Announced

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    Law Firm Welcomes Equity Partners

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  • Mar 19, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: March 19, 2018


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