Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University graduates and faculty got together at Thomson Reuters’ Bay Street Toronto office on Nov. 22.
The current process for multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits lacks inter-provincial co-ordination, effective case management and creates delays and wastes judicial resources, say lawyers with three Ontario firms that act for plaintiffs. Three firms have asked the Canadian Bar Association to streamline it.
In an effort to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Ontario has introduced a free legal advice hotline and it’s looking for more volunteer lawyers to take a shift on the phones.
The structure and function of the law society, including the possibility of regulating alternative business structures, is a key question as the Law Society of Alberta’s members vote in their bencher election this week.
The more lawyers get paid, the more likely they are to experience depression, dissatisfaction with their career choice and work-life balance conflict, according to research released this week.