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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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Wally Oppal, a former judge and attorney general of British Columbia will be the next chancellor of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C.
Born in Vancouver and raised on Vancouver Island, Oppal is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Law School. He worked in private practice before being appointed to County Court of British Columbia in 1981 and to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1985. In 2005, Oppal was elected as the Liberal MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview.
A well-known advocate for justice, he is also the author of “Closing the gap: Policing and the community,” the report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia.
Toronto-based Baker & McKenzie LLP partner Stewart Saxe has been named a Fellow Certified Human Resources Professional.
Saxe became just the sixth person to receive the honorary award from the Human Resources Professional Association in its 75-year history, after he was nominated last summer.
“Stewart’s accomplishments and contributions are many and we are thankful to him for all that he does for our association and our profession,” said Antoinette Blunt, the chairwoman of HRPA’s board of directors. Her organization regulates human resources professionals in Ontario and is the largest human resources association in Canada.
CBC wrong to air tape from fatal plane crash: lawyer, CBC News
N.S. politicians charged in expense scandal, The Chronicle Herald
Man accused of killing wife faces assault charge, Ottawa Citizen
New accommodations to come for breast-feeding women, The Miami Herald
U.S. investors suing Chinese companies face difficulties, Reuters
Japanese women challenge husband's surname law, The Canadian Press
Pakistani police officer charged with politician's murder: lawyer, The Wall Street Journal
For the fourth year in a row, the law school hockey?teams from Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of?Moncton, as well as alumni teams from each law school competed in the Law School Hockey Tournament. It was held over the weekend in Halifax
This ?year, the Moncton alumni team was not able to get enough players together,?so a second Dalhousie Law team participated.??The tournament rotates among the three cities, and there is always a social?gathering afterwards.
Brampton, Ont. lawyer Charles Amissah-Ocran has had his licence suspended on an interlocutory basis until the completion of a law society investigation into his real estate practice.
The Law Society of Upper Canada is investigating seven complaints about 14 suspect mortgage transactions at his office. Amissah-Ocran blames one of his real estate employees, Claire Graham, for tricking him into involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme. The law society had earlier warned Amissah-Ocran to stop using Graham for real estate services after her involvement in fraudulent mortgage transactions that resulted in another lawyer’s disbarment.
Ocran stopped using Graham for new mortgage files, but continued to employ her for litigation support, and to “clean up” old mortgage files she had previously been involved in, without informing the law society.
SCC upholds secret evidence law, CBC News
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Man. judge accused in sex scandal duties change[/a], CTV News
Middle class shut out of justice system, chief justice says, The Globe and Mail
Request for mistrial in former judge's trial denied, Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Philadelphia priests accused of sex abuse, coverup[/a], The New York Times
Father of missing Swiss twins wrote he killed them: police, National Post
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South African judge rejects extradition of Mandela son-in-law[/a], Reuters
Disbarred activist lawyer Harry Kopyto returned to the Law Society of Upper Canada last week. He's seeking to save his paralegal practice by proving his good character at a licensing hearing. He talks to Law Times reporter Michael McKiernan in this exclusive interview.
SCC to rule on 30-year Metis court battle, The Vancouver Sun
Retired bank employee charged with fraud, CBC News
Man arrested after child porn found on rented laptop, Hamilton Spectator
Couple accused of locking girl in bathroom for years, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Judge approves businessman's extradition to Mexico, AFP
Teen shooter's father guilty of negligent manslaughter, BBC News
Man arrested in Scotland over drugs found in suitcase, Press Association
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson was very busy making judicial appointment notices last week. A slew of new judges have been named across the country.
In Manitoba, Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Marc M. Monnin is moving on up to the Court of Appeal for Manitoba. Monnin became chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in 2003 and a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1997. Prior to that, he was a partner with Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson.
As Justice W.J. Burnett becomes the new Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, Diana M. Cameron has been appointed to replace him on the court. Cameron had been Crown counsel with the constitutional law branch of Manitoba Justice since 2004 and was senior Crown attorney of criminal prosecutions from 1989 to 2004.
Convicted Air India bomber files appeal, The Vancouver Sun
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TTC employee charged with assault[/a], Toronto Star
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Teen faces multiple charges after man carjacked, stabbed[/a], CTV News
Baltimore firm sues over proposed coal mine takeover, Bloomberg Businessweek
N.C. man accused of terrorism to appear in court, The Washington Post
Russian suicide bomber's siblings arrested, Toronto Sun
British lawyer pleads not guilty to wife's murder, BBC News