After years of debating, discussing and deliberating the possibility of offering training programs for clients and prospective clients, McInnes Cooper has launched MC Legal Lab.
A Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities report on automobile insurance in the province had a contentious buildup — including a campaign launched by personal injury lawyers to create opposition to a soft tissue injury cap — but response to the board’s findings has been muted.
More than a year after Nova Scotia passed legislation to create a provincial cap and trade program, regulations are now in effect. The new program means greater reporting for some businesses and greater opportunity for some lawyers.
Step on an elevator anywhere on the East Coast and whoever is inside will say hello — family, friend or perfect stranger. Inevitably they will comment on the weather. Connecting with those in the community is part of the fabric of life in the four provinces that comprise Atlantic Canada.
Federal legislation makes it legal for Canadians to enjoy cannabis in the privacy of their homes. That legislation, however, does not necessarily offer privacy protection for cannabis purchasers. Legal experts have raised concerns that credit card data may not be stored in this country and may be accessible to prying eyes in other countries.
For lawyers looking to hang out their shingle in Nova Scotia, the process has become longer, more involved and, according to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, much better.
For the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, diversity is more than a buzzword. “It is absolutely critical that the public-interest regulator of the legal profession be a leader and promoter of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession,” says executive director Tilly Pillay.
For the first time in almost three decades, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has a new executive director. Lawyers in the province can expect new leadership and a new legal landscape.
Law firms and lawyers are deeply rooted in Canada’s only officially bilingual province.