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November, 2018
  • Refusal to define death disappoints lawyers

    A Superior Court justice has decided the question is moot when it comes to which death certificate for an Orthodox Jewish man is valid.
  • Lawyers kick in funding to help PBO centres

    Ontario lawyers raised $150,000 in 10 days to fund Pro Bono Ontario, after the non-profit said it would not have enough money to run three legal help centres next year, despite holding meetings with multiple regulators over the past few months.
  • HRTO claim by medical pot user dismissed

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found a litigant had no prospect of success in a claim that her employer-sponsored insurance plan was discriminating against her disability by refusing to pay for her medical cannabis.


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    Concerns over federal bill expressed

    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.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Under pressure

    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.
  • Kady O'Malley

    The Hill

    Elections process makes Canada proud

    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.

Focus On

  • Calls to change legislation to stop predatory marriages

    Seniors and other vulnerable people need to be protected from predators seeking access to their estate through marriage, say family and estates lawyers.
  • New divorce act holds beneficial changes

    A modernization of Canada’s Divorce Act intended to make the family justice system more efficient and effective could significantly impact some families during the divorce process, say lawyers.
  • Decision addresses support obligations

    A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision serves as a reminder to lawyers that there are no hard and fast rules laying out when support for a child should end.
  • Platonic friends can adopt a child together

    The Ontario Superior Court has recently sided with two friends seeking to adopt a child together, finding governing legislation restricting their joint adoption application to be unconstitutional.

Inside Story

  • Monday, November 19, 2018

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    Radnoff Joins Dickinson Wright

    Klippenstein Signs On To Suit Against LSO Statement Of Principles

    Law Society Revokes Licence For Ottawa Lawyer

    Law Times Poll


  • Nov 19, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: November 19, 2018


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