Last May, an Edmonton woman, Tammy Downes, filed a complaint with the Law Society of Alberta against her former lawyer, Allan Botan. She alleged sexual misconduct.
B.C.’s Okanagan incubator atmosphere for new technology startups is spurring work for the legal sector as support ranges from incorporations and patents to multi-million-dollar transactions. According to a local 2016 study, the technology sector is valued at $1.3 billion — and growing — with 600 companies employing 8,000 individuals.
If everything goes according to plan, starting in September, the faculty of law at Queen’s University will launch its first course to be delivered entirely online.
With new legislation legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the federal government has also taken the opportunity to make some fundamental changes to Canada’s impaired driving laws. The tighter laws are scheduled to go into effect across the country near the end of the year.
It used to be you phoned a lawyer, booked an appointment, went to her office and told her about your problems.
Politicians stepping forward to defy court decisions or break the law is a dangerous trend emerging in Canada, says former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie, speaking last week at the Law Society of British Columbia’s Rule of Law Lecture which focused on social justice.
B.C. Attorney General David Eby's proposal to amend two provincial statutes in a bid to douse the Insurance Corporation of B.C.'s financial “dumpster fire” has drawn heat from the Canadian Bar Association B.C. Branch and the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.
A motion filed jointly on Friday by the Barreau du Québec and the Montreal Bar, asking the Superior Court of Quebec to issue a declaratory judgment that all of the province’s laws, regulations and decrees are illegal because they were drafted and adopted in French only, has stunned politicians, lawyers and legal pundits the province.
While lawyers typically pick their words carefully in court, another British Columbia Court of Appeal decision underscores the need for caution when speaking outside the courtroom as well.