News from Legal Feeds
Federal Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould told the Canadian Bar Association conference in Ottawa that improving relationships with indigenous Canadians is top of mind for the government.
An Ottawa woman who worked for McDonald’s restaurants for more than 25 years has received $104,499.23 in lieu of 20 months notice for wrongful dismissal.
The Flip Your Wig initiative is a light-hearted, pledge-based fundraising campaign running until the end of March to support the continuing efforts of five access-to-justice organizations.
The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, which sees engagement with aboriginal communities as a key priority, says Angelique EagleWoman will begin as dean this May.
Syrian refugee claimants who apply for refugee protection division coverage will be issued a 10-hour expedite legal aid certificate under a new pilot project from Legal Aid Ontario.
Immigration lawyers Ron Poulton and Toni Schweitzer intervened in the case on behalf of Parkdale Community Legal Services.
Christa Big-Canoe, legal director at Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, says Perell's ruling is a significant win that recognizes that things don't always fit into the settlement agreement box.
A lot of ARCH Disability Law Centre's work around capacity comes from clients who have difficulty accessing services at OPGT, executive director Robert Lattanzio says.
Notice has been filed seeking leave to appeal a decision last month by a Superior Court judge that surcharges of $100 per summary conviction offence and $200 per indictable conviction do not violate the Charter.
He was the first person since the Second World War to be prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile.
Almost 40 percent of people ages 18 to 35 reported a physical health problem as a direct result of their legal problems, 61.5 percent for people between 55 and 64.
Flip Your Wig For Justice is a pledge-based fundraiser that aims to raise awareness as well as money for access to justice programs in Ontario.
Representatives from the Law Society of Upper Canada, Legal Aid Ontario, and aboriginal communities are part of the group that will look into the challenges First Nations communities face in the justice system.
As Toronto's legal clinics prepare to consider a merger, some groups are raising concerns about the pending proposal to have only three mega clinics in the city.
Harper's public comments about Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin this spring "amounted to an encroachment on the independence of the judiciary," the International Commission of Jurists has found.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP is partnering up with MaRS Discovery District to launch a legal clinic dedicated to serving innovative tech startups. The clinic will help startups with regulatory matters and legal issues including intellectual property, business immigration, and mergers.
Legal Leaders for Diversity has established a trust fund to help disabled students studying law in Canada.
A law student is shocked about the increase in law school fees, especially at a time when the entire legal community is talking about how to solve the access-to-justice crisis in Canada.
The Canadian Bar Association's Access to Justice committee has set some aggressive targets for the next decade and beyond to ensure those who need it have better access to justice.
Plans to toughen up the regime for people deemed not criminally responsible will leave the public at greater risk, a criminal defence lawyer is warning.