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Law Society presents honorary LLD to noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi

TORONTO, June 17, 2019 – The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 17. As part of its Call […]

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LSO – Indigenous Advisory Group: Invitation to Participate

The Law Society of Ontario (Law Society) formally announced the establishment of the Indigenous Advisory Group (IAG). Since this time, the IAG has played a critical role in advising the Law Society on matters impacting First Nations, Inuit and Métis lawyers and paralegals as well as Indigenous community members in the province of Ontario. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 20198 Views

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Media Advisory – Noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi to receive Law Society honorary LLD

TORONTO, June 13, 2019  – The Law Society of Ontario will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 17. As part of its […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 20194 Views

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Central body supporting Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law launched at Grand Council Assembly

CHIPPEWAS OF GEORGINA ISLAND FIRST NATION, June 5, 2019 – Anishinabek Nation’s Social Development Department launched Koganaawsawin, the central body supporting the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, this morning at the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly. The launch was held as a celebration of the work that the Anishinabek Nation technicians and Child Well-Being Law […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201912 Views

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Law groups welcome MMIWG report, pledge to consider and reflect on inquiry’s ‘Calls for Justice’ – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 05, 2019 Bar groups and legal regulators are welcoming the sweeping final report and recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) — although it remains to be seen how much the bar and bench will do to implement the inquiry’s demands, including that regulators mandate (and enforce) […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 20196 Views

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Child Protection – Supervision or guardianship – Access by parents – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 30, 2019 Appeal by the mother from an order that denied her access to three of her Indigenous children in extended care. The children were three of six siblings apprehended by the respondent Society in 2015 because of protection concerns involving violence in the home, health issues and neglect. The mother consented to a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 20198 Views

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Supreme Court clarifies sexual assault law in case spotlighting justice system’s mistreatment of Indigenous women and sex workers – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 24, 2019 In a much anticipated ruling that addresses jury charges, consent, the use of the rape shield and a host of other fraught issues in the law and prosecution of sexual assault, the Supreme Court of Canada has 4-3 allowed, in part, the appeal of Bradley Barton from an Alberta Court of Appeal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201921 Views

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‘This is a big step forward’: Indigenous rights advocate on bias, prejudice, racism not being part of court evidence – Global News

Lawyer and MMIW commissioner Qajaq Robinson says the Supreme Court recognizing in there’s an obligation on judges to ensure bias, prejudice, racism and sexism in cases of sexual assault involving indigenous women do not form part of the evidence is a big step forward. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5311759/this-is-a-big-step-forward-indigenous-rights-advocate-on-bias-prejudice-racism-not-being-part-of-court-evidence/

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201916 Views

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Outstanding legal professionals to receive 2019 Law Society Awards on May 22

May 16, 2019 Toronto, ON — Members of Ontario’s legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. “This year’s award recipients have all demonstrated outstanding achievements, along with an exemplary commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201916 Views

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Recommendations to improve Indigenous child welfare bill – CBA National

8 May 2019 Bill C-92, which was introduced in the House of Commons in February, is meant to help meet the Government of Canada’s commitment to righting past wrongs when it comes to the treatment of Indigenous children. The CBA’s Aboriginal, Child and Youth and Family sections call An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 20199 Views

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