An Osgoode Hall Law School professor has resigned as a member of Legal Aid Ontario’s immigration and refugee advisory committee after citing “a culture of secrecy” at the organization.
Former Law Society of Upper Canada treasurer Tom Conway is back home in Ottawa after vacating the position for Janet Minor following last month’s vote at Convocation. He’s now about to become the president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in November. In an interview with Law Times, he takes a look back at his term as treasurer of the law society. Below is a slightly edited transcript of the interview.
Between acting for their clients and acting on stage, it’s been a busy week for a dozen lawyers who performed a play last week at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
As the German and Argentine teams rest up after the World Cup final this weekend, so are lawyers across Canada who recently scored good results at the international world cup for lawyers.
An Ottawa lawyer has made an emotional apology to the Law Society of Upper Canada for “foolishly” posting Crown disclosure from a client’s criminal case on the Internet.
Justice Paul Kane of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has challenged existing jurisprudential wisdom by holding that the payroll used for determining an employer’s liability for statutory severance should be calculated with reference to all of a company’s Canadian operations.
In a decision emphasizing counsel’s duties around experts, a Superior Court judge has ordered a Toronto lawyer to personally pay a portion of his client’s costs for wasting time and resources after finding he knowingly used a biased witness eventually removed from the case.
The court has struck portions of the Ontario government’s statement of claim in its ongoing $50-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry because it may not use statements made to House of Commons committees in either a civil action or criminal prosecutions.
Criminal defence lawyer Gary Batasar’s stroke of luck began with a search for a pair of size 2 Converse high tops for his youngest daughter who needed the shoes for a dance recital.