The bâtonnier of the Barreau du Québec made a public plea this morning for a massive increase in spending for the justice system in the next provincial budget.
Lawyers in New Brunswick are showing support for bill 44, but the lack of specifics has them questioning what the finished legislation will actually look like.
It was one year ago this week that the Quebec government passed a law that forced the province’s 1,100 civil lawyers and notaries back to work after a four-month general strike, the longest in Canadian public service history.
Quebec lawyer Pierre-Paul Routhier says he was elected mayor of Chateauguay in November on a pledge to shake things up in the historic town.
The first full budget handed down by British Columbia’s New Democratic Party will provide much needed injections of funds to the province’s ailing legal community, but at the same time it draws blood from larger corporations and the real estate industry with new tax levies.
A long-time northerner has been elected president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
British Columbia's Supreme Court is trailing behind other courts in the province in terms of gender balance, despite the federal justice department’s proclamation that in 2017, it made 100 judicial appointments nationally, of which half were women.
British Columbia is considered the most regressive jurisdiction in Canada for mental health detention and involuntary psychiatric treatment, with many practices violating individual human rights, according to a report released by the Community Legal Assistance Society of B.C.
There is an old proverb that “the mills of the gods grind slowly.” It seems especially apt when considering the delivery of legal services to northern communities in Canada’s Prairie provinces.
Stereotyping and discrimination exists within the British Columbia legal community as lawyers attending the Law Society of B.C.'s Truth and Reconciliation symposium Nov. 23 heard from indigenous lawyers who have been mistaken in court for the accused, and who faced barriers getting access to court resources.