Feb 4, 2019
Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division said a lawyer’s “unfamiliarity with social media appears” to have been a significant contributing factor in his failure to adequately supervise his articling student.
- Feb 4, 2019
On Jan. 1, 2004, the Limitations Act, 2002 came into force in the province of Ontario. It has since acted as a restriction to the commencement of proceedings in civil litigation claims, including estate litigation.
- Jan 28, 2019
In the last several years, thankfully, the Law Society of Ontario has finally started to recognize the true diversity that exists in our profession.
- Sep 24, 2018
In a pair of recent decisions — Law Society of Ontario v. Burtt, 2018 ONLSTH 63 and Law Society of Ontario v. Yantha, 2018 ONLSTH 94 — the Law Society Tribunal grappled with what accommodation for mental illness is required in terms of discipline imposed by the Law Society of Ontario.
- Aug 6, 2018
I’m frequently asked how I think the legal profession in Canada is doing in being more thoughtful, compassionate and constructive around issues of mental health and addictions among its members.
- Jul 23, 2018
If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.
Jul 23, 2018
A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has decided to move forward with the termination of a lawyer’s licence, in a decision that included a lengthy analysis of the lawyer’s mental health issues.
Jun 11, 2018
The lawyer at the centre of the civility debate in the profession says the Supreme Court of Canada has sent a message to law societies that there should be very careful deliberations before initiating a similar disciplinary proceeding in the future.
Jun 4, 2018
A Toronto lawyer has had the discipline case against him dismissed in a ground-breaking tribunal decision that found the Law Society of Ontario failed in its duty to accommodate his disability under the province’s Human Rights Code.
- Jun 4, 2018
There’s a kinder, gentler way mental health is being approached by the legal profession.