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  • Yavar Hameed

    Experiential learning needed in law schools

    Nov 26, 2018

    Lately, we have heard arguments suggesting that there are too many law students graduating and that’s why there’s an articling crisis.

    Yavar Hameed
  • Matthew Gourlay

    Culture of delay is inexcusable

    Nov 26, 2018

    Most Canadians’ experience of the Peel Region is limited to Pearson International Airport, where frustrating delays are a fact of life — attributable, in large part, no doubt, to the unforgiving Canadian weather.

    Matthew Gourlay|A Criminal Mind
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    Concerns over federal bill expressed

    Nov 19, 2018

    Recently, jury composition has become an important issue on the public agenda. Ontario lawyers practising criminal law have expressed opinions on Bill C-75, as well as on a proposed amendment to the provincial Juries Act, Bill 52.

    Sayeh Hassan
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Under pressure

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Ontario legal community has expressed a significant amount of dismay about the closure of three Pro Bono Ontario legal help centres in Ottawa and Toronto, with heavy hitters such as former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin voicing support for their continued existence.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Elections process makes Canada proud

    Nov 19, 2018

    A few months back, I confessed to what is, for a parliamentary wonk, an almost unforgiveable weakness; namely, a shameful but implacable envy of the United States congressional committee system.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    And so, it has begun

    Nov 12, 2018

    And so, it has begun. Lawyers in Ontario have begun publicly declaring their interest in running for the role of bencher for the Law Society of Ontario, in an election set to take place in April 2019.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Reform the Employment Standards Act

    Nov 12, 2018

    A recent case illustrates to Ontario lawyers the need to overhaul the Employment Standards Act to improve access to justice. Why? Because the current legal landscape creates economic incentives to pursue costly litigation.

    Andrew Winton
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    What lies beneath

    Nov 5, 2018

    The term “the tip of the iceberg” is used frequently, but the metaphor is an apt one, especially when it comes to this issue of Law Times.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Familiarity with retail cannabis rules needed

    Nov 5, 2018

    October 17 has come and gone. Recreational cannabis is now legal across Canada and demand spiked instantly.

    Whitney Abrams
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Wake-up call

    Oct 29, 2018

    Much has been written in these pages in the past year about the silence in the legal profession around mental health issues.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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