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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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Two former Torys LLP partners exonerated of professional misconduct accusations are suing the Law Society of Upper Canada for $22 million.
Dorothy DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick have brought a lawsuit against the provincial regulator for negligent investigation and malicious prosecution after the two former lawyers successfully fought allegations they had acted in a conflict of interest when representing Conrad Black’s Hollinger group of companies in the sale of its CanWest Global newspaper assets.
The two former partners, who have both since left the profession, have also claimed misfeasance in public office, abuse of process and libel.
Husband of immigration minister found not criminally responsible in assault case, Canadian Press
Cause of death of Regina woman found at bottom of laundry chute undetermined, Canadian Press
Alberta RCMP officer charged with 2 counts of sexual assault, breach of trust, Canadian Press
North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law in bid to end boycott, Reuters
Woman watches as her two sons, two others gunned down in Chicago: media, Reuters
Bomb near mosque in northwest Pakistan kills at least 22, wounds dozens, Reuters
North Korean murder suspects go home with victim's body as Malaysia forced to swap, Reuters
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a Manitoba lawyer who was automatically suspended from the law society for his failure to comply with continuing professional development requirements.
In Green v. Law Society of Manitoba, the majority of the Supreme Court found that a lawyer’s failure to comply with the society’s educational rules provided “clear justification for the Law Society to impose a temporary suspension,” Justice Richard Wagner wrote for the majority.
“The standard applicable to the review of a law society rule is reasonableness,” Justice Wagner wrote, with Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justices Michael Moldaver, Andromache Karakatsanis and Clément Gascon concurring. “A rule will be set aside only if it is one no reasonable body informed by the relevant factors could have enacted.”
China's cyberattack on NRC cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ documents show, Globe and Mail
Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum to be sentenced on corruption conviction, Canadian Press
Three people dead in van-car crash near Caledonia, Ont., Canadian Press
North Carolina lawmakers to vote on repeal of transgender bathroom law, Reuters
Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats, Reuters
Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong Nam in deal ending spat with North Korea, Reuters
Investigators suspect U.K. killer was lone wolf radicalized on Internet, Reuters
In Her Majesty the Queen and The Regional Municipality of York v. Tsui Justice Sarah Pepall of the Court of Appeal for Ontario last week overturned previous lower court rulings and ruled in favour of the municipality and ordered a new trial.
“Obviously I’m pleased with the decision. I think it was a big win for municipalities. It clarifies the scope in which municipalities can legislate to suppress conditions that are conducive to crime. It kind of expanded upon the scope in which municipalities can regulate,” says Chris Bendick, senior counsel, prosecutions, court services with the Regional Municipality of York.
The case is a constitutional battle over a municipal bylaw and a body rub parlour owned by Eric Tsui. The City of Vaughan passed a bylaw in 2005 regulating the operation of body rub parlours in its jurisdiction. Tsui was charged with contravening that section of the bylaw governing operating hours — permitting a body rub parlour to be open outside permitted times on July 8, 2012.
Former asylum seeker looks to Supreme Court to clear his 'tarnished' name, Canadian Press
Consortium behind Champlain Bridge replacement suing feds for $124 million, Canadian Press
One of two Quebec teens in alleged murder plot declared not criminally responsible, Canadian Press
Trump's cuts to 'sanctuary city' could risk public safety: police union, Reuters
Christie associates to be sentenced for New Jersey bridge scandal, Reuters
Arab leaders reaffirm support for Palestinian state, Reuters
UK formally begins 'historic' Brexit, Reuters
Walied Soliman has been named chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada.
The global firm announced Soliman’s election today, but the appointment was effective March 24. He will chair the Canadian Partnership Committee, which is an elected representative committee of the Canadian partnership, and will “play an important external role with our clients,” the news release stated.
“I look forward to highlighting our lawyers' thought leadership, creativity and service culture,” Soliman said. “I believe our product offering is superior and I look forward to speaking with clients on the unique solution-oriented offering of our lawyers.”
Halifax police search for three suspects in attack of elderly woman, Canadian Press
Police investigate video by Halifax councillor yelling, 'Chinese fire drill', Canadian Press
Man dies of injuries following construction site accident in Toronto, Canadian Press
More Democrats oppose Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, Reuters
Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack: police, Reuters
China calls for explanation after Paris police shoot dead Chinese man, Reuters
Austria says wants exemption from EU migrant relocation system, Reuters
News that the federal government appears to be poised to legalize recreational marijuana use by July 1, 2018 is having an impact on the markets — and a welcome development for lawyers who work with clients involved in related businesses.
Sources told the Globe and Mail that the “federal government has been scrambling to draft legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, hoping to have a bill in place ahead of the symbolic date of April 20.”
Hugo Alves, partner with the corporate commercial practice group at Bennett Jones LLP and co-founder and head of the firm’s cannabis practice group, says the move should lead to more activity in the sector.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, the final week of the winter session. Four of the appeals are from Quebec, and two are employment-related.
March 27 – Quebec – Barreau du Québec v. Attorney General of Québec
Administrative law: Before the social affairs division of the Administrative Tribunal of Québec in proceedings between the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and individuals (the respondents) dealing with the granting of social assistance, the Minister filed motions for review with the ATQ that had been prepared, drawn up, signed and filed by an official of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. The respondents concerned filed motions to dismiss those proceedings on the ground that they had not been drawn up by a member of the Barreau du Québec.