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COVID-19 prompts scholarship expansion from Russell Alexander

The technological necessities wrought by the pandemic have prompted Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers to expand its annual $2,000 scholarship program. The program is aimed at Canadian high school students interested in joining or studying the legal profession. Scholarship winners will now also receive a $500 technological stipend towards the purchase of a personal computer […]

York U. honours Janet Walker

York University has awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor to Osgoode Hall Law School faculty member Janet Walker. The award, for active faculty members, recognizes their scholarly achievements in research. The award is for life and evolves into a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus on retirement. The major criterion for the honour is sustained and […]

Arbitration Place to host Canada Arbitration Week

Arbitration Place Virtual will be hosting the inaugural Canadian Arbitration Week from September 21-25. CanArbWeek 2020 will feature most Canadian and some international arbitration and ADR organizations, who will be showcasing their annual conferences and events.

Bucking the trends: Lawyers making a difference their own way

August 19, 2020 In an era where law is a business, constrained only by the ethical boundaries of the profession, ranking and league tables have become big businesses in themselves, marketing tools par excellence, touted and shouted to all who will listen in the hope that they will be seduced onto the fee-payer rosters of […]

SCC to rule on production of confidential provincial Cabinet records

July 27, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on whether public interest immunity, previously known as Crown privilege, permits provincial governments to withhold confidential cabinet documents in the context of judicial review applications. The judgments in Attorney General of British Columbia v. Provincial Court Judges’ Association of British Columbia and Attorney General […]

Osler names new management team and other legal moves and grooves for June 21

Doug Bryce, Shahir Guindi, and Dale Ponder have new management roles at Osler and other legal moves and grooves for June 21 June 21, 2017 Osler’s has new leadership: Doug Bryce will be the new national managing partner, while Shahir Guindi and Dale Ponder will be the firm’s co-chairs. “Just as our clients aspire to […]

McLachlin succeeded by putting the law ahead of personal views

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 I’ve never met former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. But I’ve read most of her judgments and written about many of them over the past 23 years. I’ve also read the accolades that accompanied her retirement. The opinions were unanimous, an undivided public and professional outpouring of affection, admiration and gratitude for […]

The Canadian Connection

Canadian lawyers act on Caster Semenya’s important case with the Olympic Committee May 29, 2019Lexpert Magazine May 2019 Issue Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is, without doubt, an iconic Canadian business law firm, a mainstay of tradition and a proud bearer of corporate Canada’s colours when the need for legal expertise arises. Which makes it […]

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