Law in the News — Scope-related!

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Looking for real news? From employment law, to tribunals and competency issues, this round-up of news from real news sources gives paralegals what they need, to stay informed with practice-related articles from around the world — Nov. 26.
  • Ontario bans flavoured tobacco, cracks down on e-cigarettes
  • Consumer Protection: Right to cancel a contract
  • Who is the client? LSUC article explains recent changes and how they affect paralegals
  • Decisions of professional disciplinary tribunals to be reviewed on deferential standard – 2014 ABCA 262
  • Lawyer dresses as Thomas Jefferson in Court, gets disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”
  • Trinity Western University and Braydon Volkenant vs. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to be webcast live, Dec 16
  • Local council in UK forms ABS with fire department – first of its kind
  • From Boston Globe: Young lawyers seek to shake up legal profession with mobile apps
  • Nine million drivers — One new Act. Legislation affects auto insurance, towing & storage, fraud, dispute resolution
  • OHSA coverage extended to unpaid co-op students, other unpaid learners, trainees.
  • Ontario ordered two magazines to eliminate internship programs following complaints about unfair labour practices
  • Legal battle over Ontario wind turbine farm may redefine “harm”
  • BCSC finds that some Dangerous Offender provisions are overly broad and violate Section 7 of the Charter
  • Should defence ever agree to no-contest pleas?
  • Drafting contracts in plain language
  • Supreme Court Canada judgments in leave to appeal applications
  • Psychological Costs of Seeking Civil Justice
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