Highlights / lawyers

Economy, Health, Society

But what about if you die?

You’d think with so much money, lawyers and advisors available, a mega pop star like Prince would have had a last will and testament in place, but he didn’t.  His sudden death left assets of approximately $300 million in the» 

International

Lawyers flag human rights violations against lawyers

Lawyers in the province of Ontario are expressing grave concern regarding human rights violations against lawyers around the world. The Law Society of Upper Canada is urging all governments to comply with international human rights, including those pertaining to United» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canadian lawyers offer help with U.S. travel ban

Once again, travellers to the United States are wondering how the latest court decision will affect them. The U.S. Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting Muslim travellers. The order had been stalled by lower court decisions.» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadian lawyers man airports to help travellers stalled by U.S. ban

Hundreds of lawyers and law students have fanned out to Canadian airports to help people stranded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban. They are in direct contact with U.S. lawyers to keep up with the latest legal information. On» 

International, Politics

Ontario lawyers urge Ottawa to raise issue of jailed Chinese colleagues with Beijing

Canada’s largest law society is urging the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the issue of alleged government reprisals against Chinese human rights lawyers at the highest levels in Beijing. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is» 

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous youth participate in mock trials, get inside look at Canada’s legal system

Young Indigenous children between the ages of 11 and 14 are getting a close up look at Canada’s legal system by participating in mock trials in a justice-education project called “Dare to Dream” coordinated by the non-profit organization Canadian Lawyers Abroad» 

Economy

Legal aid lawyers want right to bargain collectively with their employer

Legal Aid lawyers in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario are frustrated that their employer, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), is refusing to bargain with them and recognize their right to do so. “More than two-thirds of Legal Aid lawyers are»