The Ministry of the Attorney General says it no longer plans to implement the Court Information Management System that has cost at least $10 million and several years to develop.
It used to be that merely nodding in the direction of a career path other than partnership sounded the death knell or something close to it for an associate’s future at a law firm.
A lawyer affiliated with the Heydary brand of law firms says he’s “very upset and disappointed” after the Law Society of Upper Canada took control of business activities at the firms last month.
A recent Superior Court decision in a dispute over a partnership agreement is a reminder for law firms to fully iron out the details with their new partners and leave nothing to chance, experts say.
With McCarthy Tétrault LLP leading the way, Canadian law firms have joined a global trend of using professional resource managers to allocate workloads among associates and paralegals.
As he gets set to retire on Dec. 10, Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler plans to focus on one of his passions, alternative dispute resolution, after he leaves the bench.
Former Superior Court associate chief justice Douglas Cunningham’s interim report on Ontario’s automobile insurance dispute resolution system this month is a good first step towards a new and better approach.
As the Ontario Court of Appeal dealt a blow to the government’s three-year mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession last week, some Ontario judges are finding other ways to resist crime legislation that takes away their discretion to waive victim surcharge fines even when they think criminals can’t afford to pay.
In a trio of new rulings, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba has outlined his preference for a no-costs rule in class actions while awarding substantially lower amounts than plaintiffs’ counsel had requested on certification motions and outlining in detail how he’ll deal with the issue in the future.