Change is in the air for Canada’s top court, and it’s in the form of a new Chief Justice whose legal decisions will likely leave a lasting mark on Canadian jurisprudence for years to come.
The money was supposed to be for a client’s “matrimonial matter”, but somehow more than $100,000 unlawfully ended up in the hands of a sticky-fingered practitioner from south of the border.
For years it was never certain, but now Ontario’s more than 8000 paralegals are set to be deemed “officers of the court”, similar to that of lawyers.
Today’s world of legal accounting and practice management has never been easier and more cost effective for legal firms wishing to conduct business competitively in the 21st century.
In a relatively split decision earlier this month, Ontario’s regulator for legal practitioners squashed a motion allowing lawyers and paralegals to choose whether to submit a controversial “statement of principles’ to the law society by the end of the year.
More options to obtain CPD credits in New Brunswick for practitioners are opening up, courtesy of uLawPractice.
Voting is now underway at the Law Society of Upper Canada as benchers decide to consider a motion to implement an ability for conscientious objectors to opt-out of signing on to the LSUC’s controversial new statement of principles.
Topics: Statement of Principles