Not every communication made between a lawyer and their client is subject to solicitor-client privilege — only legal advice is covered, and when it comes to the alleged pressure the Prime Minister’s Office may have put on former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to not prosecute SNC-Lavalin, that would not necessarily be privileged, ethics lawyers say.
Snoop Dogg’s logo could be counter to Cannabis Act marketing rules, says David Lipkus partner at Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP and trademark agent.
In an effort to speed up Ontario’s civil justice system, on Feb. 1, the province's Superior Court will begin a case management pilot called the One Judge Model.
In a successful motion made by the trustee of a bankrupt estate to access two properties held in a trust, the case turned on the testimony of a typology expert who showed the font used in the trust documents did not exist when the documents were allegedly prepared.
Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.
The recommendations of a parliamentary committee looking into the criminal record pardon system is a microcosm of a government that has come up short on their promises for criminal justice reform, say criminal defence lawyers.
Although the misconduct proceedings against Justice Donald McLeod around his involvement with a black advocacy group have been dismissed, his lawyer says the ordeal highlights the need for the legal community to “reconsider” and “revamp” judicial ethical principles.
After years of “dismal” funding, British Columbia Attorney General David Eby says his government plans to improve legal aid services, while a recent report from Lawyers Rights Watch Canada says chronic underfunding has caused Canada to fall short of its international human rights obligations.
Lorne Sossin, former dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, has been appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario.
Acting as both a judge and advocate for the black community did not damage confidence in the justice system, argued counsel for Justice Donald McLeod in a two-day Ontario Judicial Council hearing that concluded on Dec. 4.