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Personal Injury


Friday, July 14, 2023 @ 10:31 AM

How employers can maintain safety of outdoor workers Roof

Employees who work outdoors face various risks that can lead to illness and injuries, including factors like poor air quality, high temperatures and biting insects. Nevertheless, employers can play a significant role in protecting their employees by conducting risk assessments, providing necessary training and implementing effective measures to protect and uphold their well-being. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 4:52 PM

Nova Scotia reminds eligible groups, businesses of applications for accessibility programs

Nova Scotia’s government is reminding eligible communities, non-profits and businesses of applications for next year’s ACCESS-ability programs. This year, there are 96 projects receiving a combined $1.5 million through Nova Scotia’s Business ACCESS-ability and Community ACCESS-ability grant programs, according to a July 12 news release. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 4:10 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 5:13 PM

Chief justice says disclosure directive aims at generative AI-aided legal research, submissions Yukon Supreme Court Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan

As Canada’s courts and tribunals consider what oversight they might give to the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in legal proceedings, the country’s smallest superior trial court has forged ahead with a broad practice directive requiring lawyers and litigants to inform Yukon’s Supreme Court of any reliance on AI in their preparation of legal research or court submissions. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 12:01 PM

Regrettable rollback of remote work | Breanna Needham

Remote work appears to no longer be on the rise, at least in the legal profession. While working remotely had a meteoric ascension by reason of necessity in 2020 due to the ‎COVID-19 pandemic, many law firms and legal employers are now beginning to mandate multiple days of attendance in the office each week. The reasons provided for the return to office mandates vary, and include a variety of justifications, from firm culture to increasing collaboration. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 11:13 AM

Return of King’s counsel designation not recognition bar needs right now | Anita Szigeti

The news buried in a press-release late on a Friday afternoon before a long weekend that the Ontario government is bringing back the King’s counsel (KC) designation was not well received by many of Ontario’s other 57,000 lawyers, who were not on the list of nearly 100 new KCs. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 10:41 AM

Court decision refusing eviction of encampment residents raises bar for municipalities Homeless guy

A decision from early in 2023, Waterloo (Regional Municipality) v. Persons Unknown and to be Ascertained 2023 ONSC 670, has been hotly debated by those providing homelessness services and those working at municipalities. As the court states, the case “touches on the unfortunate, complex and nationwide social issue of homelessness” and the systemic impact of this problem is felt throughout the court’s decision. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 9:25 AM

Lawyers’ use of augmented reality Augmentedreality

The start of the pandemic marked a significant turning point for technological adaptation within the legal realm. The incorporation of advanced technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and more recently, augmented reality (AR), has unlocked possibilities that are virtually limitless in both scope and scale. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 @ 9:30 AM

Manitoba law society to launch mandatory Indigenous training Sacha Paul, past president, Law Society of Manitoba.

This fall, lawyers in Manitoba will have to start taking a new course on Indigenous culture as part of their law society’s competency mandate — something the regulator’s departing president hopes will start a “voyage of understanding and empathy.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Mulroney’s call to bar, KC designation a ‘mockery,’ process should be reviewed, lawyers say Anita Szigeti

As Ontario reintroduced the honorary title of King’s counsel (KC), one name on the list of those receiving the designation stood out: former attorney general Caroline Mulroney. Minister Mulroney was called to the Ontario bar just days before the designation was given, leading many in the profession to raise concerns with the process surrounding the awarding of the title. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 @ 2:04 PM

Judicial council to issue ‘guidelines’ for judges on use of ChatGPT, other AI tools in litigation Canadian Judicial Council spokesperson Johanna Laporte

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) is developing “guidelines” over the next few months to help judges deal with the ramifications of lawyers and litigants’ use of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) tools in court cases, Law360 Canada has learned. ... [read more]