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September, 2018
  • Judicial review of LAO panel decision sought

    A lawyer is challenging Legal Aid Ontario on the way her panel membership was handled.
  • Case on privacy rights headed to SCC

    An Ontario case headed to the Supreme Court will focus on whether guests in a backyard have a reasonable expectation of privacy in police searches.
  • Lawyer ‘made an honest mistake’

    Judges from the Ontario Court of Appeal said the Law Society Tribunal Hearing Panel properly found that a lawyer “made an honest mistake” in mishandling mortgage cases, overturning some aspects of findings by the Law Society Tribunal Appeal Panel and the Ontario Divisional Court.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Back to the grindstone

    A busy fall season lies ahead for lawyers. Summer is typically thought of as a season best suited for rest and relaxation.
  • Jeffrey Lem

    The Dirt

    Strange things can happen to the PIN

    Although it is fairly well known to the Land Registry Office staff, clients can sometimes be mystified at the things they see when they open up their PINs (or, as we shall see, when they can’t open up their PINs at all).
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    Shift discretion on mandatory minimums

    When the Liberal government came into power in 2015, there was a feeling among criminal lawyers of a shift in philosophy toward criminal justice.

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  • Sep 10, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: September 10, 2018


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