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- Is it time to unshackle law schools from law societies?
On December 10, 2018, the Law Society of Ontario chose to stay the course on its dual streams for lawyer licencing. Apart from a few substantive enhancements such as the requirement for paid internships, a candidate for membership in the legal profession must either article under an approved lawyer … Read more »
- The Myth that Lawyers Believe in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
In case you missed it, the Law Society of Ontario now requires lawyers to prepare and embrace a ‘Statement of Principles‘ regarding diversity in their practices. I have been critical of the initiative because, at the end of the day, it requires no more than yet another act of lip service to fix rea … Read more »
- Did Politics Trump Justice Zabel’s Sentence?
Yesterday, the Ontario Judicial Council sentenced Justice Bernd Zabel, a trial judge sitting in Hamilton, to a 30-day suspension without pay for having brought a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” cap into court the morning after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and for telling the public a … Read more »
- Resolving R. v. Jordan linguistically: Why the dissent was right
It was the most significant Supreme Court of Canada decision of 2016, and it continues to dog the justice system. Last July, R. v. Jordan set 18 months as the presumptive ceiling for criminal cases in the provincial courts, and 30 months in superior courts (or cases in provincial courts after a pre … Read more »
- Why some courts don’t get consent in sex offence trials
Canadian courts have recently come under intense scrutiny over the treatment of complainants in trials of sexual assault offences. From the judicial discipline proceedings against Judge Robin Camp, who asked the assault complainant why she “couldn’t just keep [her] knees together,” and referred to … Read more »
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