Outdated laws such as the Bulk Sales Act may soon be history if the Ontario government moves on a set of proposals to reform Ontario’s business legislation that many lawyers say are long overdue.
A University of Windsor law professor is calling on the Law Society of Upper Canada to change its bencher election rules with the aim of boosting the number of early-career lawyers at Convocation.
The strongest element of a constitutional challenge launched last week against Bill C-51 is its argument against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s new special warrant system, says the chairman of the Ontario Bar Association’s constitutional law section.
With one law firm offering an unpaid articling job that covers the student’s transit pass, Ontario law students are growing increasingly concerned about an apparent trend toward unpaid positions, the head of a student group says.
A former Canadian Bar Association president and one of Canada’s foremost experts on military law are both expressing concern about the appointment of the organization’s chief executive officer to an honorary position with the legal branch of the Department of National Defence.
As the Ontario government’s spending on court construction declines this year, lawyers in Halton County are sounding the alarm about mould discovered in the walls of the Halton courthouse that’s adding to the strain those working there have already been under.
Darcy Merkur has had enough. Whether it’s misleading information about the amount of experience a law firm has on display with apparent pride on the side of a bus or phallic innuendo suggestive of big settlements strategically placed above men’s urinals at the Air Canada Centre, legal advertising in Ontario, in his view, has gotten out of hand.
The issue over when federal government lawyers can run for office is heating up with a senior official in the Department of Justice launching a legal challenge over the issue and a prosecutor making the political leap despite a decision denying her leave to do so.
Up to six lawyers may be appearing before the Law Society Tribunal in the near future as the regulator investigates 33 complaints related to settlements of Indian residential schools claims.
Regulatory reform is on the agenda as the Law Society of Upper Canada gets ready to launch a task force on compliance-based entity regulation.
After allocating more than $1.1 million to efforts to reform the legal clinic system in the Greater Toronto Area, Legal Aid Ontario has confirmed it’s withdrawing financial support for the project but remains open to changes on a piecemeal basis.