News from Canadian Lawyer Magazine
A civil lawyer who has worked in the sexual abuse area for more than two decades proposes two measures she believes would help level the legal playing field in sexual abuse cases.
What are the ethical boundaries for a lawyer defending someone accused of a sex crime?
Access to legal counsel does not by itself ensure access to justice, say the lawyers who represented, pro bono, a group of homeless people accused in a criminal matter.
Lakehead Legal Services is the first legal aid clinic to open its doors at the law school in Thunder Bay.
Queen's University Faculty of Law has brought all five of its legal clinics together in the heart of downtown Kingston.
Lawyers and the courts must embrace technology to avoid becoming "irrelevant museum pieces," an Ontario judge has urged.
The growing reality is law firms and in-house legal departments can perform better by doing good and it's in their interest to build a formal pro bono program into their business, says this Canadian Lawyer writer.
It's been three years in the making but businesses now have little more than six months to prepare for Canada's Anti-Spam Law, which will take effect July 1, 2014.
Changes to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program will make it more expensive and time consuming for Canadian companies to fill a position with workers from outside the country.
In the first such case to come before a human rights tribunal, a group that advocates for supportive housing is claiming that provisions in a number of City of Toronto zoning bylaws discriminate against people with disabilities.
Centralized services, greater use of paralegals, and cutting down on bricks and mortar are all on the agenda as Legal Aid Ontario takes a look at the province's clinic system.
An arbitrator has rejected the grievance of an employee who challenged her dismissal for uttering a death threat towards a co-worker in one of the first awards to consider the impact of Bill 168 on how parties must deal with workplace violence, and specifically verbal threats.
An article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine describes how legal aid in all parts of Canada has become a fractured system and notes that a number of studies have called for boosts to funding levels and a more innovative approach to delivery of legal services to those in need.
An article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine says that the mass G20 police detentions last summer are part of an emerging pattern and therefore merit the concern of all sectors of Canadian society, in particular its legal community.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine reports that the Ministry of Labour has created a workplace violence tool box to help organizations comply with the requirements of Bill 168.