The Court just released its decision on Groia v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27, clarifying the test for when a lawyer’s conduct in the courtroom becomes professional misconduct.
In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Moldaver, the Court laid out the framework under which lawyers can provide a vigorous defence of their clients. While the Court agreed the law society’s appeal panel adopted the correct test for a finding of professional misconduct, they disagreed with the application.
Since this decision was just released on June 1st, there will be more commentary to come. Keep checking CanLII Connects for more news.
On Tuesday, May 29th the Winnipeg Public Library in conjunction with Community Legal Education Association is hosting a free session on Small Business and the Law as part of their Law in the Library program.
Lawyer Samuel Goszer, of Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter Law Corporation will be speaking on different forms of business organization and licencing and legal requirements.
Registration is required. Click HERE for more information.
To keep up to date with what is happening around Winnipeg, we are featuring a display of some of our texts on business law to help you and your clients.
The Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson Raybould, recently introduced Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act. This is the first major overhaul to the Divorce Act since the child support guidelines were enacted in 1997.
Some of the reforms included in the Bill include:
Establishing a framework for relocating a child;
Fleshing out the term “best interest of the child”;
Provide for orders requiring contact with a child for another person, e.g. a grandparent.
The federal government has been consulting with members of the family bar and other stakeholders for the past two years in preparation for this bill.