Navigating sexual harassment in a #MeToo world

Lawyers say there are two key areas that in-house counsel need to focus on when it comes to sexual harassment — their policies and procedures, and their investigations.

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September 25, 2018

Campus sexual assault requires complex approach around education, say legal experts

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic's Deepa suggests educating people about consent and sexual assault when they are young, in middle schools and high schools.

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September 17, 2018

Those working in Canada's legal cannabis industry at risk entering U.S.

Those employed at legal and licensed Canadian cannabis companies could face denial of entry and lifetime bans from the U.S. if they tell a border official where they work.

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July 27, 2018

Law firm to start name-blind hiring for summer students

A Toronto law firm will be removing names from hundreds of applications it receives from law students hopeful to land a summer position at the firm, to promote more diverse recruitment.

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July 12, 2018

A woman's place

The flight of women out of criminal law is well documented, and those who stay face many obstacles.

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June 25, 2018

#MeToo pushing accountability for sexual assault outside the courtroom

Deepa Mattoo of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic said the #MeToo movement is simply what women have been doing for centuries — warning one another about predators in order to stay safe.

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March 13, 2018

Law changes in how chronic mental stress is recognized in workplace

The changes stem from a 2014 Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal that found that the denial of WSIB benefits for claimants seeking chronic mental stress was unconstitutional.

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January 09, 2018

B.C. woman with criminal past can proceed with law career

The ruling said that de Jong had clearly turned her life around after kicking her addiction and later being jailed in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan.

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December 20, 2017

Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo

Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal argues that the team name and logo are racist and discriminatory, and using them in baseball games contravenes human rights codes.

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December 13, 2017

Legal community should embrace unbundled services: Opinion

Unbundled legal services can improve access to justice for Canadians who fall between those who can afford full representation and those who qualify for legal aid.

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December 12, 2017

Podcast will focus on issues around access to justice

To shed light on the access to justice issue, TAG manager, Sabreena Delhon, and freelance producer and writer, Jane Kim, started a podcast this month through TAG called "Architects of Justice."

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September 15, 2017

Mandatory minimum penalties have not reduced crime, says StatsCan report

The number of offences with MMPs have not dropped but have in fact "increased considerably" in the years since new legislation has introduced new or increased mandatory minimums.

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September 01, 2017

Helping women facing violence

Deepa Mattoo's work at the Barbra Schlifer legal clinic is part of a long-term strategy to train a new breed of lawyer.

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June 27, 2017

Playing field in sexual abuse cases must be levelled further

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.

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May 02, 2016

Is there a new view on defence ethics?

What are the ethical boundaries for a lawyer defending someone accused of a sex crime?

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February 01, 2016

Access to justice at the Super 8: A venue for voices the courts most need to hear

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.

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November 27, 2015

New student legal aid clinic opening in Thunder Bay

Lakehead Legal Services is the first legal aid clinic to open its doors at the law school in Thunder Bay.

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April 27, 2015

Queen's University creates a law clinic hub

Queen's University Faculty of Law has brought all five of its legal clinics together in the heart of downtown Kingston.

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February 02, 2015

Courts not some Jurassic Park: Judge frustrated by counsel's refusal to conduct electronic trial

Lawyers and the courts must embrace technology to avoid becoming "irrelevant museum pieces," an Ontario judge has urged.

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April 10, 2014

Making a case for pro bono

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.

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April 07, 2014