The Canadian Bar Association passed a motion at its annual general meeting defining diversity after a multi-year consultation.
A couple who neglected to inform their insurer that their son had a G2 driver's licence has had their policy declared void after their son was involved in an accident and they were sued by an injured party.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Henson trust, which is commonly used to set money aside for people with disabilities, should not be considered an “asset” when determining eligibility for rental assistance.
Canada’s first and only Indigenous judge on an appellate court, has joined Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP as senior counsel.
A Law Society of British Columbia task force is recommending a review of “stigmatizing” language in its admission program and code of conduct that it indicates could act as a disincentive for lawyers and law students to seek help for issues related to mental health and substance abuse.
Many marijuana dispensaries, currently facing varying degrees of enforcement of their “grey market” activities across the country, are hoping to participate in the legal market. But legal experts have differing predictions about how the impending new legal framework will affect how these storefronts and their owners, whether they continue to sell illegally or not, will be treated by the authorities.
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to an appeal of a summary judgment dismissing a class action brought by land surveyors against Teranet, the body that manages Ontario’s electronic land registry system for the Ontario government.
The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the decisions of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Upper Canada to not accredit a law school at Trinity Western University that requires its students and faculty to adhere to a religiously based code of conduct.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a commercial car garage did not owe a duty of care to a person who was injured following the theft of a vehicle from its premises.
CHICAGO - Will lawyers soon be arguing their case in a virtual courtroom, perhaps from their living room or a distant tropical island, untethered by a physical location? While that may seem like a distant sci-fi future, virtual reality is no longer fiction, as some technologically savvy legal educators outlined in a panel discussion at the ABA Techshow in Chicago yesterday.