Category Criminal Matters

Colin Lachance

Case Law Update — What’s New at CanLII & CanLII Connects

CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII’s goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. CanLII Connects launched April 4, 2014 […]

Paralegal Professionals

Conduct & Character: Recent Law Society Tribunal Decisions

The Law Society Tribunal is an independent adjudicative tribunal within the Law Society of Upper Canada, consisting of staff and appointed adjudicators. It processes, hears and decides regulatory cases about Ontario lawyers and paralegals, in the public interest. Amiri Ali Amiri, of Oakville, will get a new hearing before a new panel of the Hearing […]

Oshawa, Brockville Get New Justices

Ontario has appointed two new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Dec. 17, 2014. Justice Ferhan Javed is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal law. Most recently, he was managing partner of Javed Frost Trehearne, where he prosecuted federal matters as a standing agent of the […]

Canada Evidence Act – s. 31 Does Not Stand Alone

Paralegal Karen Fair summarizes a recent Ontario Court of Justice decision that considers whether and for what purpose electronic evidence may be admitted. In R. v. Mondor, 2014 ONCJ 135, Justice Mara Greene determines whether section 31 of the Canada Evidence Act allows the admission of electronic evidence for truth of its contents without complying […]

Former Centennial Instructor Among Judicial Appointees

Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective July 17. Justice Victoria Alexandra Starr has practised in the area of family law and child protection since being called to the bar in 1996. For the past seven years, she has managed her own firm, Starr Family Law, Barristers and Solicitors, […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Limitation Period”

Limitation Period — Time limit on initiating an action, claim or complaint. The action may be related to remedy an injury, loss or damage from an act or omission. In Ontario, these time limits are set out in the Limitations Act, 2002. It came into force in 2004 and was amended in 2006 to permit […]

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