Western University’s law school is introducing an upper-level, for-credit elective starting this fall about exercising mindfulness, a self-aware focus on one’s thoughts and emotions to promote mental health, and its correlation to the practice of law — an academic course thought to be the first of its kind in Canada.
Nearly nine in 10 Canadian lawyers plan to increase cybersecurity resources within their firms in order to keep sensitive data safe from breaches, which is a growing concern for the profession in 2019, show recent statistics.
Canada’s trademark laws will be revised on June 17, which means the country will be shifting to a first-to-file requirement for trademark registration from a first-to-use system.
With the Law Society of Ontario bencher election about a month away, many bencher candidates are expanding the breadth of their campaign to social media to engage with legal colleagues and the general public.
To ensure women continue to be represented in the legal profession, it’s instrumental for leaders to empower female lawyers.
A British Columbia-based women’s advocacy group says the provincial government and the Legal Services Society — the legal aid provider in the province — are failing to provide adequate legal aid for family law cases involving domestic violence, especially where women and children are involved.
Miller Thomson LLP hosted an art show Feb. 20, in partnership with Nia Centre for the Arts, entitled “Illuminate” at its downtown Toronto office to celebrate and honour Black History Month and diversity within the legal profession.
When nursing home negligence cases enter litigation, opting for a jury trial, while surreptitiously building the case, will likely increase the elderly plaintiff’s odds of receiving a higher amount of damages, said a panel of lawyers at the Personal Injury and Elder Law program at the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute on Feb. 6.
For Pro Bono Students Canada, the search for a new national director is over because Brittany Twiss will be filling that role starting early April.
The time it takes to complete a charge in Canada’s criminal and youth courts has been steadily increasing according to a recent Statistics Canada report.