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Indigenous lawyer panel inspires the next generation lawyers – Anishinabek News

February 22, 2021 ONTARIO — The law school experiences of four Indigenous lawyers were recently featured during a National Advocates for Indigenous Law Students virtual panel discussion on Feb. 2. “Going to law school was … certainly a challenging experience; however, it was one of the best experiences of my life for sure and I […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202110 Views

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Law enforcement partners dismantle alleged cross border smuggling organization

From: Canada Border Services Agency February 17, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario Canada Border Services Agency A number of individuals in Canada and the United States have been arrested for cross border smuggling following an investigation involving law enforcement partners on both sides of the border. Today, the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) in collaboration with the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202112 Views

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Dismantling the colonial history of law – CBA National

17 Feb 2021 Aimée Craft is one of two CBA President’s Award recipients in 2021. Every kid gets caught in the act of mischief by their parents. In young Aimée Craft’s case, her father discovered her once writing a legal case about a murder. “The way he tells the story, I said to him, ‘Leave […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202110 Views

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Lawyers urged to pursue ‘climate leadership’ in their practice – National Observer

February 17th 2021 A group of lawyers wants to see their colleagues pursue “climate leadership” in their practice, including considering taking on pro bono work where they can help with efforts to cut carbon pollution. Lawyers for Climate Justice (L4CJ), a group that started in Victoria, B.C. to participate in the September 2019 climate strikes, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 20218 Views

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MNO Citizen Receives 2020 Guthrie Award

February 11, 2021 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Citizen and Senator has been honoured as a recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s coveted 2020 Guthrie Award. The 2020 Guthrie Award is an annual recognition that showcases exceptional access to justice champions and contributions to the community. This year the award was given to the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202113 Views

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Lakehead settles discrimination suit with former law dean – Tbnewswatch.com

Former dean Angelique EagleWoman sued Lakehead for over $2.6 million, alleging racial discrimination and constructive dismissal. THUNDER BAY – Lakehead University has settled with the former dean of its law school, Angelique EagleWoman, who alleged she faced a culture of systemic racism. EagleWoman filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2.6 million on the basis of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202111 Views

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Law society makes appointments to committees and Legal Aid Ontario board – Law Times

On Jan. 26, the Law Society of Ontario announced a number of board, council and committee appointments. Lee Akazaki, Ranjan Das, Barbara Legate and Kathryn Manning have joined the Civil Rules Committee. Akazaki, a partner at Toronto-based Gilbertson Davis LLP and a specialist in civil litigation as certified by the law society, has served as […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 202114 Views

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Bill C-15 (UNDRIP Act) Commentary – OKT

Bill C-15 is the Government of Canada’s attempt to establish a process for the domestic implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The need for this type of legislation is the result of the complex and often misunderstood relationship between Canadian domestic law and international law. UNDRIP is part […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202126 Views

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Religious identity and diversity – CBA National

A proposed resolution seeks to chart a better path to fully include openly religious lawyers. Diversity and religion have been a topic of discussion at CBA AGMs since 2017, when the suggestion was made to add a definition of diversity to the CBA Bylaws. After consulting with the executives of several CBA groups (the Women […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202115 Views

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The IBA Congratulates Helen G. Semaganis on Her Queen’s Counsel Designation

January 13, 2021 OTTAWA, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) congratulates Helen Gertrude Semaganis on her Queen’s Counsel designation. Helen Semaganis is a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan and was called to the Bar in 1996. Helen has practised in the areas of family, employment, wills and estates, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202120 Views

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