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Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 2:22 PM

Conductor unbecoming | Marcel Strigberger

Lunacy in the deep South? An Alabama high school band director at a sporting event was shocked with a stun gun and arrested after Birmingham police said he wouldn’t tell his band to stop playing. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Ottawa invites funding proposals from organizations working for women’s equality Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien

The federal government is calling for funding proposals from organizations that are fighting for women’s equality. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:36 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta court allows appeal of class action concerning sexual assault in youth detention centre

The Alberta Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal for a class action certification that was denied by the case management judge in an alleged sexual assault case, finding that common issues could be resolved despite individualized concerns. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 2:37 PM

12 Angry fishpackers | Marcel Strigberger

Artificial intelligence? In four words, I don’t like it. I am a technophobe. I started my litigation practice in 1974 B.C. (before computers). I experienced typewriters, carbon paper and live people answering the telephones. I know you millennials ask, what are live people?  ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 2:35 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 1:46 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ottawa proposes to spur competition, extend CEBA loan deadline, drop GST on rental construction Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Ottawa says it will eliminate the GST on purpose-built apartment and student- and senior-housing rental builds; extend by a year the deadline for small businesses to repay their Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans; and introduce comprehensive reforms to the federal Competition Act, starting by dropping the “efficiencies” defence and boosting the Competition Bureau’s powers to compel the production of information. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 4:37 PM

Mental health, governance of legal profession top of mind for new B.C. bar president Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC) president Scott Morishita

The newly minted president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. branch (CBABC) is saying he wants to tackle mental health concerns in the legal profession as part of his term in office, noting a recent study which raised alarm bells about how many lawyers were struggling — and an issue which he has his own lived experience with. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 8:17 AM

Prison defies the senses | David Dorson

Loud bangs. Cries, yells and screams, for no apparent reason. Calls of “what time is it?” The sound of metal doors being slammed shut. Lots of bars. No colour. No greenery. Lights on all night. No access to grass or sky. The occasional whiff of pepper spray. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 @ 3:38 PM

Legal regulators challenge new tax law compelling bar to report clients’ confidential information Roy Millen, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP Vancouver

Canada’s more than 155,000 legal professionals — with a global reputation for successfully challenging multiple unconstitutional state incursions on the bar’s independence and ethical duties to clients — went to court again Sept. 11, this time battling what they contend is yet another bid by Ottawa over the past 25 years to turn them into state agents, in this instance by mandating that legal professionals report to federal tax authorities confidential client information about certain client tax transactions that might constitute tax avoidance. ... [read more]