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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
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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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When: June 22, 2017
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The Law Society of Upper Canada’s statement of principles requirement will not become optional.
LSUC benchers turned down a motion Friday afternoon that would have given conscientious objectors an exemption from the requirement. The obligation requires all lawyers and paralegals to adopt and abide by a statement of principles that acknowledges their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
Bencher Joe Groia introduced the motion after backlash from legal scholars and lawyers who argued the requirement was unconstitutional and compelled speech.
The Supreme Court of Canada has allowed the appeal (in part) of Yukon First Nations and a conservation society in a five-year-old dispute over development of the Peel Watershed in the Yukon Territory, meaning the parties will return to the drawing board.
In First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, et al. v. Government of Yukon, a unanimous Supreme Court found the Yukon government had not respected the terms of the Uniform Final Agreement with First Nations. Today’s decision was widely anticipated for its interpretation of the role of courts in resolving disputes arising in the context of modern treaty implementation.
"As expressions of partnership between nations, modern treaties play a critical role in fostering reconciliation,” Justice Andromache Karakatsanis wrote on behalf of the full panel of justices in her introduction to the decision.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved a plan that will eventually expand the scope of family law to let paralegals offer some services in the area.
Benchers voted Friday morning to create a new licence to train paralegals in certain aspects of family law, including form completion, motions to change and uncontested divorces. The proposal was part of an action plan in response to a report commissioned by the law society and the provincial government that sought ways to provide more access to justice for the large numbers of self-represented litigants in Ontario’s family courts.
More than 57 per cent of people in Ontario who engaged with the family court system in 2014-15 were self-represented, according to government statistics.
Swedish man convicted of 'online' rape of Canadian teens will appeal, lawyer says, Canadian Press
Quebec City woman facing animal cruelty, bestiality charges after videos on social media, CTV News
Fate of Toronto man accused of imprisoning couple, taking baby now rests with judge, CTV News
Flynn charged with lying to FBI, plea hearing set: special counsel, Reuters
Supreme Court's cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith, Reuters
Former top Brazil prosecutor says successor, police chief slowing graft probes, Reuters
Kim Jong Nam had nerve agent antidote in bag, Malaysian court told, Reuters