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Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 19, 2017
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2017 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 16, 2017
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
The Canadian Dealmakers honour companies and individuals whose M&A transactions have significantly impacted their industry through innovation and growth; establishment of best practices; enhancement of customer needs and products; and creation of value
When: March 8, 2018
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Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 22, 2017
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The Law Society of British Columbia has approved a new program for 2012 to help retain more female lawyers.
“Keeping women lawyers in the profession is a key objective for the law society,” said LSBC president Gavin Hume in a statement. “As the regulator, it’s our job to ensure the public interest is met, and we believe people are best served by a legal profession that is representative of the public. That is not the case now.”
Only 36 per cent of practising lawyers in B.C. are women. In addition, the law society found one-third of new female lawyers left the practice of law between 2003-08, compared with 20 per cent of new male lawyers.
The case of a Muslim woman seeking to wear her niqab to testify is being argued before the Supreme Court of Canada today.
The woman, identified as N.S., has accused her uncle and cousin of sexually assaulting her when she was a child. She wishes to wear her religious clothing — a hijab, a full body dress, and a niqab, which covers the entire face except for the eyes — when testifying against them.
The defendants argue she should remove her niqab during her testimony and cross-examination to allow access to demeanor evidence, including seeing her facial expressions.
Agriculture minister broke law on Wheat Board: court, Reuters
Mother testifies at trial of ex-partner accused of killing baby, CBC News
Heenan Blaikie partner resigns following reports of lobbyist ties, National Post
Muslim charity leaders' convictions upheld, Reuters
Jury considers death penalty in fatal home invasion, Reuters
U.S. citizen jailed in Thailand for insulting monarchy, Reuters
Mubarak trial to continue after Egyptian court rejects appeal, Reuters