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  • Lottery for retail cannabis favours big players January 14, 2019
    Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the canna …
  • Osgoode alumni call for lower tuition January 14, 2019
    A group of recent alumni of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School says they will no longer donate to the school until tuition is reduced. The alumni announced their intent to stop donating in a Ja …
  • New rules proposed for charities to employ lawyers January 14, 2019
    Ontario lawyers and bencher contenders say they are hoping that new proposed rules for alternative business structures limit the corporate influence on lawyers, as a long-standing debate on the issue …
  • Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines January 7, 2019
    The federal government’s accessibility legislation has gone to the Senate after seeing several amendments in the House of Commons, but lawyers who work with those who have disabilities say that more a …
  • Sexual assault cases to come before SCC January 7, 2019
    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear two cases this year about the threshold for a sexual assault defendant to meet for evidence about a complainant’s sexual history to be admissible at trial. …
  • Court of Appeal invalidates Uber’s arbitration clause January 7, 2019
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that an arbitration clause used by Uber in a delivery driver’s contract is unenforceable.
  • Addiction, criminal misconduct hamper paralegal ‘good character’ claim December 17, 2018
    The Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division said an applicant for a paralegal licence does not meet the “good character” requirement to join the profession due to her past issues with addiction and crim …
  • Court of Appeal allows negligence claim against law firm December 17, 2018
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario said a lower court judge erred in dismissing a professional negligence claim against a law firm.
  • Parkdale legal clinic may have to move December 10, 2018
    Parkdale Community Legal Services says it may be out of its location on Queen Street West. The organization received a termination notice on Oct. 16 to vacate its lease by Jan. 1, 2019, said Johanna M …
  • Longtime LSO benchers take stand on governance December 10, 2018
    The Law Society of Ontario’s recent decision to further cull the number of benchers at Convocation means that several longtime members will lose the rights either to speak or vote in the next few mont …