Nova Scotia scrapping bar exam in overhaul of bar admission process

Barristers’ Society says new process will better prepare lawyers for modern practice

B.C. bencher candidate says past advocating for Indigenous people fits Law Society of B.C.’s present

Legal regulator is considering making Indigenous cultural competency training mandatory for all lawyers

Canadian tech firm Blue J Legal will help build split-income tax tool

The interactive, more user-friendly version can be used by tax pros at law and accounting firms, executives say

GCs favouring legal tech over external counsel

Clyde & Co expands liability practice with NY team hire… Gowling WLG appoints UK chair…

Legal risk of not helping outweighs being a good Samaritan

Ashurst selects cohort for inaugural FinTech incubator

Judges generally cannot impose fines in lieu of forfeiture to recoup legal fees: SCC

Where an accused has permission to use proceeds of crime to pay for defence, a fine cannot be imposed in lieu of forfeiture at sentencing

Voting in B.C. bencher election underway

Law society president says money laundering, mental health, access and reconciliation are top of the agenda

Fasken adds insurance law specialist in Vancouver

Jessica Campbell has joined Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP as counsel

Ashurst partners with flexible lawyering firms for expanded offer

DWF just bought a law firm for less than $2… US law firms bullish on growth potential…

OPINION

Another minimum sentence bites the dust

Minimum sentences preclude courts from taking into account the specific facts of the offence or the offender, argues Michael Spratt

Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s blog post describes data breaches, numbers and trends

The carbon majors and Big Tobacco

The fossil fuels industries are aware of the harm they’re causing, argues Ontario’s former Environmental Commissioner

Reforms to the Ontario justice system may compound the problems they are meant to solve

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Co-sharing versus commercial leases: The law of shared office spaces

As the popularity of shared office spaces explodes, new legal issues have arisen

Real estate used by pharmaceutical companies are a natural home for new cannabis businesses

Old pharmaceutical or health facilities, which were regulated with Health Canada, are a logical choice

Differentiating common law from marriage in family law

Courts are increasingly recognizing property rights for common law couples, but legislation has yet to catch up

Insights on Quebec’s plan to restrict the sale of cannabis edibles

Montreal lawyer Brian Kujavsky explains what strict regulations will mean and the reasons for them