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Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 19, 2018
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At a recent fireside chat hosted by The Advocates’ Society for young lawyers, I gained an insight at just the right time.
David Scott was making phone calls in support of Law Help Ontario Centres, which provides pro bono services to those in need, as recently as last week.
For Pro Bono Students Canada, the search for a new national director is over because Brittany Twiss will be filling that role starting early April.
Three legal help centres in Toronto and Ottawa will remain open throughout 2019, thanks to $250,000 in funding from the federal government and approximately $275,000 in donations from private donors.
Last week Pro Bono Ontario dropped the bombshell that they would be forced to shutter their offices in Toronto and Ottawa because of a $500,000 funding gap. Private funders, apparently, can no longer support the program. So, civil lawyers took to the opinion pages and social media to defend the little guy.
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a man in a tax dispute and employment status case, after the Federal Court of Appeal ordered a new trial because the official language rights of witnesses had been violated in hearings before the Tax Court of Canada during an informal procedure.
Donations to help Pro Bono Ontario keep the doors open at three Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa are building, along with pressure on government and the Law Society of Ontario to help with funding for the non-profit organization.
Pro Bono Ontario announced it will close its Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa on Dec. 14 due to lack of stable funding, ending a service that aimed to help Ontario deal with a growing number of unrepresented litigants.
Ontario Chief Justice George R. Strathy recently spoke on behalf of Pro Bono Students Canada about the value of participating in pro bono legal work. Follow Pro Bono Students Canada on Twitter @PBSCNational.
In-house lawyers may think their day job expertise doesn’t translate well to improving access to justice for the average person, but a group of five lawyers at AIG Canada recently discovered they have hidden talents that can change the lives of many in just one day.
In an effort to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Ontario has introduced a free legal advice hotline and it’s looking for more volunteer lawyers to take a shift on the phones.
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.
Proponents of unbundling family law services say it can help access to justice and tap into a new market. Family law lawyers have access to an untapped market, and many of them aren’t taking advantage of it.