judiciary


  • Judges press for more resources

    Judges press for more resources

    Sep 17, 2018

    Chief Justice Heather Smith of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice publicly called for more facilities for the courts and to implement a new system for appointing judges at the Opening of the Courts ceremony last week.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Sep 10, 2018


    Appointments To The Bench

    Refugee Protection Division Hearings Return To Ottawa Sept. 10

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  • Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Jul 30, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered the provincial Crown to pay costs to a representative plaintiff over actions taken during cross-examinations during a motion in the certification process of the proposed class action.

  • Imperfection rules

    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.

  • Waterloo police officers take complaints to OCA

    Waterloo police officers take complaints to OCA

    Jul 23, 2018

    Three Waterloo police officers are taking their case to the Ontario Court of Appeal after a Superior Court judge denied them class action certification on the basis that the case did not fall under the court’s jurisdiction.

  • Law clerk awarded damages in dispute with lawyer

    Law clerk awarded damages in dispute with lawyer

    Jul 16, 2018

    A law clerk can collect damages from a lawyer after the two gave differing accounts of how their business dissolved, the Superior Court of Justice said in a recent decision.

  • Monday, July 16, 2018

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Jul 16, 2018


    Name-Blind Screening To Start At Toronto Firm

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    Judicial Position In Kitchener

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  • The lasting impact of the Forcillo conviction

    Jul 10, 2018

    Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of former Toronto Police Service officer James Forcillo over his conviction of attempted murder and the resulting sentence of six years.

  • Lawyer loses appeal, fails to expand internet privileges

    Lawyer loses appeal, fails to expand internet privileges

    Jul 9, 2018

    Lawyers say a recent appeal in a child pornography case highlights the complexity of how courts treat police searches and internet restrictions, particularly when the accused is a lawyer.

  • Restraint urged for summary conviction appeal judges

    Restraint urged for summary conviction appeal judges

    Jul 9, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has issued a reminder to summary conviction appeal judges that it should use restraint in any inquiry into how the lower court managed the trial process.

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