Canada

330 ABA Journal articles on Canada.

US is an outlier on death penalty attitudes in North America, ACLU attorney says
When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
Immigration, access to justice and homeless youth among topics on tap at ABA Midyear Meeting
Though the setting will be Canadian when the ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, many of the key topics of discussion will be legal issues Americans are grappling with.
New SEC cyber unit makes first filing, and it’s over a cryptocurrency sale

On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed and obtained an emergency action against PlexCorps, a Canadian company promoting an initial coin offering, or ICO.

In the filing

Maura Grossman: She’s the star of TAR
Maura Grossman, a clinical psychologist-turned-attorney, believed it was folly for attorneys to continue using traditional means of conducting document review.
Canada judge apologizes for sexist comments in rape case that resulted in an acquittal

A Canadian judge who asked a rape victim why she didn’t keep her knees together has apologized, CBC News Calgary reports.

The incident, which stemmed from a 2014 rape…

Former Canadian PM Stephen Harper joins Dentons

Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper is joining the growing list of political giants that call Dentons home.

On Monday, the firm announced it had entered into a…

Tech startups shine in competition at Canadian Bar Association annual meeting

During last weekend’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the organization held its own version of TV’s Shark Tank.

Called “The Pitch” (presumably to avoid copyright infringement, as well…

New suits filed over sperm donor who claimed to be a neuroscientist, but wasn’t

At least two new lawsuits have filed against a Georgia-based sperm bank by families who thought they were using a sperm donor who was a neuroscientist and later found out…

British Columbia law society appeals decision forcing it to admit students from Trinity Western

Trinity Western University’s ongoing battle with the Law Society of British Columbia has headed to the British Columbia Court of Appeals.

On Friday, the Langley Times reported that the…

8 years after landmark international manhunt, ex-teacher gets time for Cambodia child-sex crimes

More than eight years after an international manhunt for a “swirl face” pedophile made headlines due to innovative use of technology and the internet, the criminal justice system is still…

McCarthy Tétrault chooses nonlawyer to redesign firm
McCarthy Tétrault was looking for a leader, someone who could help the large Canadian law firm navigate the muddy waters of a quickly changing profession. So the firm decided to hire Tracie Crook—a longtime business executive who has never worked for a law firm.

In Canada, Axess offers legal services in Wal-Marts
Is a law firm coming to a Wal-Mart near you?

What may seem like a far-fetched idea is a reality up north. Axess Law is operating in 10 Wal-Mart stores in Toronto. And the firm is growing.

Judge OKs first ‘assisted death,’ with help of physician, in Canada

For the first time in Canadian history, a judge has OK’d a plan for physicians to provide an “assisted death” to a patient, in this case a retired psychologist suffering…

As Canada’s Gowlings completes 1,400-attorney merger with UK firm, more growth is already planned

With Monday’s announcement of the completed merger of equivalent Canadian and United Kingdom law firms, the nearly 1,400-attorney combination is already looking for more merger prospects.

“It’s an exciting time…

‘One man’s vulgarity is another man’s lyric,’ says judge acquitting man in Twitter case

Apparently recalling a famous U.S. Supreme Court free-speech case, a Canadian judge on Friday found a man not guilty of criminal harassment charges concerning his Twitter posts.

“One man’s vulgarity…

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