As Memorial University moves closer to establishing the first law school in Newfoundland and Labrador, concerns have been raised about the ability of the school to compete on a national playing field. One key area of concern is tuition. According to a report published by Memorial University, tuition will need to be $30,000 a year for all three years to ensure the law school is revenue neutral, one of the conditions on which MUN’s senate endorsed the proposal.
New Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel is no stranger to the criminal justice system.
She’s flown over Zimbabwe’s 108-metre Victoria Falls in a fragile ultralight. At age 56, she still back-packs regularly around the world in her boots, sleeping in hostels; no plushy hotels for this lawyer.
British Columbia needs more than a tip line or individual inquiring into money laundering, say members of the legal community who are supportive of a full-blown public inquiry that will wield more clout and answer many of the questions lingering in the public's mind.
The Canadian Bar Association BC branch gave the B.C. government's 2019 budget lukewarm praise as it sets out some goals in providing greater access to justice, but it was cool on providing funding details to ensure it happens.
The Quebec Bar is calling on the province’s new government to rethink two key changes it is proposing in Bill 2 — An act to tighten the regulation of cannabis.
The Law Society of British Columbia bencher and Access Pro Bono executive director Jamie Maclaren has submitted his report on how to best deliver legal aid services to Attorney General David Eby, and some stakeholders are hopeful the recommendations will provide a form of a mixed model use of private and public lawyers.