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Access to Justice


Tuesday, November 28, 2023 @ 2:15 PM

How effective can incarceration be for mentally ill? Door

The most severe legitimate penalty our courts can impose is the deprivation of liberty. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 1:14 PM

Time for burnout rebrand | Courtney Mulqueen

Job burnout is by no means a new phenomenon. We all know stress is the cause of many debilitating conditions. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 11:22 AM

Years later, former N.B. judge still waiting for more mental health courts

A retired New Brunswick judge continues to question why the province still has only one mental health court — despite his call for additional locations 14 years ago. Former judge, priest and politician Michael McKee, 83, has long been advocating for more mental health courts across the province. Currently, New Brunswick has one, in Saint John. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2023 @ 10:26 AM

B.C. judge cites Robin Hood in ‘breath of fresh air’ decision | John L. Hill

Homelessness and encampments are a pressing concern in many Canadian municipalities. There is a call for increased government spending to provide shelter for those who cannot afford shelter. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2023 @ 12:17 PM

Appeal Court measures personal injury impact of child porn Head

Thomas Snowden liked kids — but not in the right way. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2023 @ 11:21 AM

ChatGPT shines light on lawyers falling short of genuine value | Jacob Murad

In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), ChatGPT has emerged as a powerful language model capable of understanding and generating human-like text. While its capabilities are impressive, (I used it to write the opening sentence and title), I don’t believe that it will be replacing legal professionals. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 @ 1:26 PM

Decision hinges on admissibility of complainant’s texts, recordings Text

It is not unusual to hear from old friends during the holiday season. But on Dec. 22, 2020, Mujtaba Ilmi received a telephone call from a former girlfriend that he would regret. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 3:13 PM

‘Role for the law’ in setting guidelines on private property rights for unhoused people: law prof Alexandra Flynn, UBC school of law

A recent report from a number of Canadian academics is asking a question that may be on people’s minds but hasn’t been closely looked at — why is the law of private property different for you if you are on the street or don’t have a stable roof over your head? ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 2:50 PM

Saskatchewan expanding child support calculation service

As part of efforts to increase access to justice in its family law sphere, Saskatchewan is launching a new service that allows divorcing parents to calculate initial amounts of child support without having to go to court. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 1:03 PM

Aspiring to quality | Connie L. Braun

November is World Quality Month, and it seems like there is no better time to be aspiring to make our world a better place. To that end, what inspires and motivates you to aim for quality work and living each and every day? What inspires and motivates you to persist when facing a difficult challenge? What persuades you to continue? ... [read more]