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Succession planning for lawyers is a topic law societies across the country are emphasizing. Understandably, much of the discussion has been directed towards exiting lawyers. With an increasing number of lawyers reaching retirement age, many practices will require a succession plan and succeeding lawyers.
Monday, 09 May 2016 09:00 Written by Julien Rheault
Monday, 02 May 2016 09:00 Written by Elizabeth Grace
The cover story of this month’s Canadian Lawyer magazine underscores how little has really changed in the criminal justice system in terms of prevailing attitudes against women.
Monday, 25 April 2016 10:45 Written by Jane Southren
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:00 Written by Tony Wilson
Monday, 18 April 2016 11:04 Written by Kimberly Jakeman and Dionne Liu
After much suspense and speculation, the federal government introduced bill C-14, on medical assistance in dying, on April 14, 2016. The bill allows people of at least 18 years of age with capacity and eligibility for government-funded health services in Canada to make a voluntary request for, and give informed consent to, medical assistance in dying if they have a grievous and irremediable medical condition.
Monday, 18 April 2016 09:00 Written by Jason Madden
On April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited judgment in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development). The case was started by now-deceased Métis leader Harry Daniels in 1999. Despite the case’s enormous documentary record and 17-year legal odyssey, the judgment is short and unanimous. It provides simple answers to key questions that have left Métis and non-status Indians in a “jurisdictional wasteland” for generations.