Some lawyers are expressing relief following the repeal of rules that automatically dismissed actions for delay after two years if they hadn’t made their way onto a trial list.
WINDSOR, Ont. — The Law Society of Upper Canada is seeking an interlocutory suspension of Windsor lawyer Claudio Martini’s licence following an investigation into allegations that large amounts of money he had received had gone to “questionable purposes.”
Legal Aid Ontario staff lawyers who’ve been fighting for the right to join a union say the Supreme Court’s recent endorsement of collective-bargaining rights in Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney General) is a victory for them as well as the Mounties.
With alternative business structures promising to be a key focus of debate for the legal profession this year, it’s clear significant opposition will be coming from at least one part of the bar: personal injury lawyers. But what is it about the idea that has them so worried?
The Ontario Court of Justice says it’s taking steps to better assess estimates of trial times after a judge in Halton region lamented “a chronic problem” of counsel lowballing the time it would take to complete a matter.
Should members of the bar who haven’t been practising law for some time be eligible to join the bench, including the Ontario Court of Appeal?
A Hamilton, Ont., personal injury lawyer says his firm is the “poster child” for the risks of going paperless after ending up on the receiving end of a series of critical rulings from local judges.
A Toronto lawyer has failed to quash a former employee’s discrimination complaint at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario even after a Law Society of Upper Canada investigation cleared him in regards to the same allegations.
Class action lawyers are hoping the Divisional Court ruling will bring some much-needed clarity to carriage motions after it agreed to a hearing on the tightly contested battle to lead the multibillion-dollar claim against Barrick Gold Corp.