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  • Addressing the Backlog in the Courts in Ontario

    Addressing the Backlog in the Courts In the article” Ontario Civil Justice Reform in the Wake of COVID-19: Inspired or Institutionalized?” by Suzanne E. Chiodo, Professor Chiodo remarks that “Ontario’s justice system is already facing an overwhelming backlog, and the courts’ inability to function at … Read more »

  • Pattern Seeking in the Law

    Are you a systemizer? In Patter Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention, Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen (Professor and Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University) discusses the significance of systemizing to inventions. He posits that humans have a special kind of engine in the brain. … Read more »

  • The Alarming Privatization of Our Judicial System: The Need For More Resources

    Photo by Pixabay on This article was originally posted on Some law firms last year experienced record profits, despite the pandemic. Part of the growth in revenue was due to the increase in private arbitration. As courts struggled to adapt, more litigants turned to private soluti … Read more »

  • How a Dispute over a “Spite Fence” Led to a Finding of Contempt of Court

    Picture from Curb Your Enthusiasm – Larry’s Spite Store “Good fences make good neighbours”. – Robert Frost In Duncan v Buckles, 2021 ONSC 1158, the plaintiff brought a motion to find the defendant Mr. Lepp in contempt of court. The case arose from an argument over an alleged “spite fence” between ne … Read more »

  • Toughen Up Buttercup: The Flight of Women Lawyers from Private Practice

    Photo by August de Richelieu on In the article, “Toughen Up, Buttercup” versus #TimesUp: Initial Findings of the ABA Women in Criminal Justice Task Force, Professor Maryam Ahranjani writes about the flight of women lawyers. In her article, Professor Ahranjani cites a Canadian study by Dr. … Read more »