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R. v. Mian: A “new issue”
R. v. Mian : A “new issue” The Supreme Court recently provided new guidance to
appellate courts on how to use their discretionary powers to “do justice”,
while maintaining impartiality.  In a
unanimous decision, R. v.
Mian , 2014 SCC 54 [“Mian”],  the
Supre...

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R. v. Mian: A “new issue”
R. v. Mian : A “new issue” The Supreme Court recently provided new guidance to
appellate courts on how to use their discretionary powers to “do justice”,
while maintaining impartiality.  In a
unanimous decision, R. v.
Mian , 2014 SCC 54 [“Mian”],  the
Supre...

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LAO Piloting Independent Legal Advice Authorizations for Mediation
Beginning
today, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is piloting special duty counsel
authorizations in Family Law Information Centres to provide mediation
clients with independent legal advice (ILA). Clients should contact the
Client Service Centre at 1-800-668-82...

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Refugee litigation in Canada
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees recently
released a report looking at trends in refugee litigation in Canada. The report
examined 740 refugee and Pre-removal Risk Assessment cases litigated before the
Federal Court of Canada from 2010-2012. ...

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Immigration law
Posted by: Areesha Zubair Jennifer Wood, Leah
Simeone and I recently gave a presentation on Immigration and Family Law,
focusing on issues of abuse and exploitation. Below is an overview of the
immigration law aspect of the presentation.  Migrating to Canad...

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Ethical
Considerations in Getting off the Record Frances M. Wood Wood, White & Gold LLP There
are times in every litigators practice when she concludes that for one or more
of a variety of reasons, she can no longer represent her client.  Sometimes, the rel...
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