Canada’s first and only Indigenous judge on an appellate court, has joined Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP as senior counsel.
A Law Society of British Columbia task force is recommending a review of “stigmatizing” language in its admission program and code of conduct that it indicates could act as a disincentive for lawyers and law students to seek help for issues related to mental health and substance abuse.
Many marijuana dispensaries, currently facing varying degrees of enforcement of their “grey market” activities across the country, are hoping to participate in the legal market. But legal experts have differing predictions about how the impending new legal framework will affect how these storefronts and their owners, whether they continue to sell illegally or not, will be treated by the authorities.
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to an appeal of a summary judgment dismissing a class action brought by land surveyors against Teranet, the body that manages Ontario’s electronic land registry system for the Ontario government.
The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the decisions of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Upper Canada to not accredit a law school at Trinity Western University that requires its students and faculty to adhere to a religiously based code of conduct.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a commercial car garage did not owe a duty of care to a person who was injured following the theft of a vehicle from its premises.
CHICAGO - Will lawyers soon be arguing their case in a virtual courtroom, perhaps from their living room or a distant tropical island, untethered by a physical location? While that may seem like a distant sci-fi future, virtual reality is no longer fiction, as some technologically savvy legal educators outlined in a panel discussion at the ABA Techshow in Chicago yesterday.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has granted preliminary approval to Ryerson University’s proposed new law school.
Torys has won a global pro bono award for its work with Prajwala, an anti-trafficking non-profit, to stop the distribution of images and videos of sexual violence in India.
Ryerson University is aiming to have a new law school up and running by September 2019 if it receives approval from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and the Ontario government.