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LAO Restores Immigration and Refugee Services for the Remainder of the Year

Posted By Administration, August 30, 2019

Cross-Posted from FOLA:

Further to the federal government’s August 12, 2019 announcement of $25.7 million in one-time funding for immigration and refugee services, Legal Aid Ontario has announced today that it is restoring services in these areas for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Effective immediately, legal aid coverage for immigration and refugee services will resume at levels offered prior to April 15, 2019, when certain services were suspended. LAO will begin issuing certificates to lawyers on this date.

For Refugee Protection Division matters, while coverage remains the same, the way LAO authorizes it has changed for an interim period. LAO will now issue a Basis of Claim-alone certificate and a second nine-hour certificate for the RPD hearing. Clients who received a BOC preparation-only certificate between April 15, 2019 and August 16, 2019, will also be eligible for a hearing certificate.

This is very good news and allows LAO to restore immigration and refugee services for the remainder of the year, while they continue to advocate for stable funding.

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Ontario Protecting Access to Affordable Legal Representation

Posted By Administration, August 30, 2019

Cross-Posted from the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario

New Program to Allow Law Students, Lawyer Licensing Candidates and Paralegals to Continue to Appear in Court

TORONTO — The Ontario government is proactively working with the Law Society of Ontario to establish a program that will ensure the federal government's Bill C-75 does not restrict paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates or law students from providing legal representation to people charged with summary conviction offences.

The government has responded to the concerns expressed by Ontario's legal community that federal changes to aspects of the Criminal Code in Bill C-75 could restrict access to affordable legal representation provided by paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates (including articling students) and law students, all of whom are agents regulated by the Law Society of Ontario. This could limit opportunities for law students and lawyer licensing candidates to gain valuable professional experience, as they currently do.

“The stated intentions of Bill C-75 are to keep Canadians safe, and not to inadvertently prevent paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates and law students from continuing to provide legal representation as they do now,” said Minister Downey. “We are working closely with the Law Society of Ontario to proactively address this situation in Ontario while ensuring these legal representation options remain accountable and subject to the current standards.”

The Ontario government has issued an order-in-council to designate authority to the Law Society to determine who has the ability to appear in summary conviction court as a regulated agent.

“We are very pleased with the Ontario government's response on this issue,” said Malcolm Mercer, Treasurer of the Law Society. “Convocation will consider a motion to preserve the abilities of these regulated agents to appear in summary conviction court, before Bill C-75 comes into force.”

QUICK FACTS

• The federal Bill C-75 increased the maximum penalty for some summary conviction offences up to two years less a day.
• Currently, paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates and law students can provide legal services on summary conviction offences that carry penalties of a maximum of six months in jail or less.
• Summary conviction offences are criminal offences that carry lower maximum penalties. These matters are heard in the Ontario Court of Justice.

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FOLA Update on Ministry of Finance Auto Insurance Consultations

Posted By Administration, August 30, 2019
FOLA heard from the Ministry of Finance that they have now opened consultations in advance of issuing legislative reforms regarding auto insurance in Ontario.

At present, they are seeking input on two key reforms of their “Driver Care Plan”:
• The Care, Not Cash default; and
• The return to the $2M catastrophic impairment default benefit limit.

For background information on both Care, Not Cash and the return to the $2M catastrophic coverage, please visit our website. FOLA does intend to make a submission to the government. We would be pleased to receive any submissions from any of our member associations.

If you are interested in preparing your own submission, please note that the Ministry’s deadline to do so is September 17th, 2019.

Here’s the link for more info: https://fola.ca/auto-insurance

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FOLA – Legal Aid Update

Posted By Administration, August 30, 2019

FOLA participated in a series of important meetings with both the Attorney General and the Chair of Legal Aid Ontario. Attached below is FOLA’s report on those meetings by Terry Brandon, Chair, FOLA’s Legal Aid Committee and some accompanying documents.

 Attached Files:

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Professional Office Space for Rent

Posted By Administration, August 28, 2019

Fabulous Central Location (Queensway @ O’Connor).

Includes secretarial space, receptionist, boardroom, signing room, photocopier, telephone system, internet, shredder, kitchen and more.

On site parking for clients. Monthly indoor or outdoor parking available.

Rent is based on cost sharing among the tenants.

Counsellor Law Offices,
150 Isabella Street, Suite 307, Ottawa, ON
Contact Bernie Dueck 613-563-7114

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Annual SABS Update Breakfast Seminar

Posted By Administration, August 28, 2019
Friday September 27, 2019 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Kompass Claims Management Group is please to host our annual SABS update breakfast seminar at St. Elias Centre on Friday, September 27, 2018. Join us at 8:00am for a light breakfast, followed by an overview of the latest LAT decisions and changes/interpretations to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

Registration forms can be found at http://kompassclaims.com/training.htm

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Phyllis Bergmans, 613-249-0128

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Red Mass - Messe Rouge

Posted By Administration, August 28, 2019
Red Mass

The Red Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th at the Notre-Dame Cathedral and will be presided by Msgr. Terrence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa. The Red Mass marks the opening of the fall session of the law courts and is sponsored by the Saint Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Ottawa. This Mass will provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the important role we play in our legal profession in seeking justice and fairness for our community at large. All judges and lawyers are invited to attend. Lawyers are also invited to gown for the procession and to confirm their attendance by sending a message to Mr. Jean Rhéaume at jeanrheaume.lld@gmail.com.

Please join us for refreshments after the Mass.

Messe Rouge


La Messe Rouge sera célébrée à 17h, le jeudi 19 septembre, à la Cathédrale Notre-Dame et sera présidée par Mgr Terrence Prendergast, archevêque d'Ottawa. Grâce à l'initiative de la Société juridique Saint-Thomas More d'Ottawa, la Messe Rouge souligne la rentrée judiciaire pour la session d'automne. Cette célébration eucharistique se veut un moment de réelle réflexion sur le rôle important de la profession juridique dans la recherche de la justice et de l'équité au sein de notre communauté. Tous les juges et juristes sont invités à assister. Les juristes sont aussi invités à porter leur toge pour la procession, et à confirmer leur présence en communiquant avec M. Jean Rhéaume à l'adresse courriel suivante: jeanrheaume.lld@gmail.com.

Veuillez nous rejoindre pour des rafraîchissements suivant la messe.

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Associate Position – Hooper Litigation

Posted By Administration, August 27, 2019

We are seeking to add a junior associate to our team.

Located in the heart of Westboro, we are a small modern boutique firm dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses in the areas of personal injury, employment, professional negligence and commercial litigation. We offer a relaxed work environment with a commitment to work-life balance. Ideal candidates will have less than five years of experience in litigation with a keen interest and commitment to make a difference in the Ottawa community. Bilingualism is an asset.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young lawyer who is ambitious, a self-starter and not afraid to take on challenges.

Interested candidates should email their CV and list of references to jaye@hoop-law.ca. Any applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.

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Amity Visit to Canada 2019

Posted By Administration, August 27, 2019
Please click here to read the poster regarding Middle Temple Amity Visit to Canada 2019 that may be of interest to our legal community.

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Villa Marconi to honour Domenic Crolla

Posted By Administration, August 23, 2019
Villa Marconi is a long term care centre which looks after the needs of the local Italian community. Every year we honour someone who has contributed to the well being and prosperity of the Italian community. On October 23rd, 2019, we will honour our friend Domenic Crolla of Gowling WLG, at the annual Raising The Roof Gala. Some of the past recipients of this honour have been the Honourable Mme. Justice Giovanna Roccamo Toscano, Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci, Dr. Wilbert Keon and Lorne Kelly to name only a few. For tickets to the event please contact Pat Santini at 613-238-6321 or at psantini@kellysantini.com.

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New Deputy Judges Appointed

Posted By Administration, August 23, 2019

On August 14th Jennifer Arrigo, Samantha Iturregui and Kevin Nearing were sworn in as Deputy Judges of the Small Claims Court by Madam Justice Heather Williams. They were appointed by the Attorney-General of Ontario.

Jennifer Arrigo is Senior Legal Counsel at Intact Insurance. Samantha Iturregui is a Partner at Kelly Santini and Kevin Nearing is a Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais.

All three of our new appointments are experienced counsel who possess the energy and skills needed for our busy Court.

Our Ottawa contingent has now returned to its normal complement of 17 Deputy Judges.

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Loan Closing Specialist

Posted By Administration, August 23, 2019

Job Description: Loan Closing Specialist

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY):
09/16/2019

Worker Type:
Permanent

Language(s) Required:
English, French

Transactional experience required
Assist with the review and preparation of complex legal documents relating to large credit facilities.

This position is designated bilingual (English and French), and the successful candidate must be able to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages.

What you’ll do:


• Assist FCC internal legal counsel in the completion of loan transactions
• Draft solicitor’s instructions and liase with FCC’s external counsel regarding loan transactions
• Review and analyze loan documentation prepared by external solicitors to ensure it conforms to terms of loan approval
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders regarding loan transactions
• Ensure that internal loan processes are followed
• Provide administrative support for the internal organization and tracking of loans

What we’re looking for:

• Multi-tasker who pays attention to detail
• Organized problem-solver able to work within tight deadlines
• Proven team player

What you’ll need:

• A diploma or certificate in business administration or in Law Clerk/Paralegal and at least three years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
• Fluency in both official languages
• Practical experience as a legal assistant or paralegal, or in loan security and disbursement administration

External Site URL
https://fccfac.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers-carrieres/job/Kanata-Ontario/Loan-ClosingSpecialist_R-1000898

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Mann Lawyers Grows its Professional Team

Posted By Administration, August 23, 2019
Mann Lawyers Grows its Professional Team

We are proud to announce that the following lawyers have joined our firm:

Katie Broschuk and Mark Fortier-Brynaert. Both Katie and Mark articled with us. Katie will be practicing in commercial litigation as well as helping out in employment and family, as needed. Mark will expand our services in wills and estates, corporate and real estate.

In addition, we have hired Stephanie Simard for our Perth office. Stephanie will continue carrying out her practice focusing on real estate and family and will work primarily out of the Perth office.

Our Director of Practice Management, K. Scott McLean, looks forward to working with Katie, Mark and Stephanie in addition to carrying on his corporate and commercial litigation practice with us.

We are always looking for lawyers who want to join our team. Please contact Sandra MacLeod at sandra.macleod@mannlawyers.com if you are interested.

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Real Estate Assistant

Posted By Administration, August 23, 2019
Soloway Wright LLP seeks a Real Estate Assistant to join its team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of legal real estate conveyancing experience, with an emphasis on residential, commercial and development law. Excellent technical skills are required with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Conveyancer and Teraview. Attention to detail, an aptitude for figures, good interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential.

Excellent benefits package available. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please email or fax your resume to:

Kelly Chapman
email: info@solowaywright.com

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Francis Mehr LLP Announcement

Posted By Administration, August 22, 2019

The Lawyers of FRANCIS MEHR LLP are delighted to announce that

Baljinder K. Basi has been called to the
Bar of Ontario and has joined them in the practice of law

Paul Francis
Marie Francis
Farhad Mehr
Kateri Caron-Seguin
Baljinder Kaur Basi

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Swearing-In Ceremony for Justice Wendy Malcolm and Justice Nicole Tellier

Posted By Administration, August 20, 2019

The Honourable George Czutrin
Senior Family Judge

and

The Honourable James E. McNamara
Regional Senior Justice

Superior Court of Justice

cordially invite you to attend
the ceremony for the administration of the
Oath of Office as a judge of the
Superior Court of Justice

to

The Honourable Justice Wendy Malcolm

&

The Honourable Justice Nicole Tellier

on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
at four in the afternoon

to be held at
The Belleville Courthouse
Courtroom no. 102
15 Bridge Street
Belleville, ON

Reception to follow

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Law Clerk - Full-time Permanent Position

Posted By Administration, August 20, 2019
SEEKING EXPERIENCED LAW CLERK.
QUINN THIELE MINEAULT GRODZKI LLP
, a Plaintiff Personal Injury Firm, is seeking, on an immediate basis, to add a litigation law clerk in its Ottawa office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in general litigation, personal injury law, including MVA tort and accident benefits claims and possess the ability to work independently and assist senior counsel. Bilingualism or ability to speak other languages would be an asset, Send resume, in strict confidence, by e-mail to mquinn@ottawalawyers.com and amineault@ottawalawyers.com.

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Swearing-In Ceremony for Justice Fraser

Posted By Administration, August 16, 2019

The Honourable George Czutrin
Senior Family Judge

and

The Honourable James E. McNamara
Regional Senior Justice

Superior Court of Justice

cordially invite you to attend
the ceremony for the administration of the
Affirmation of Office as a Justice of the
Superior Court of Justice

to

The Honourable Mary Fraser

on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
at four in the afternoon

to be held at
Pembroke Courthouse
Courtroom no. 1
297 Pembroke Street East,
Pembroke, ON

Reception to follow.

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Shared Office Space

Posted By Administration, August 16, 2019
Office space available for rent in a law office located on Merivale Road for $1500 per month. This modern, accessible, law office in a high-traffic commercial location seeks an additional lawyer who wishes to practice law in a collegial environment with experienced lawyers and support staff. Our areas of practice include real estate, wills and estates, corporate, immigration, and family law and we are willing to provide mentorship and referrals.

The office rental includes reception services, workspace for your support staff and the use of an interview room and kitchen. We are also offering the options of shared use of our phone system, internet, postage metre, and digital fax/copier/scanner. The ideal candidate will enjoy serving clients in a friendly atmosphere and would be willing to cover for colleagues on vacation. Please contact Mr. Robin MacKay at rdm@malegal.ca if you are interested.

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The Advocacy Club Presents - Discovery Techniques 1 - September 11 from 4:00-6:00 at KPMG

Posted By Administration, August 16, 2019
Updated: August 16, 2019
The Advocacy Club Presents - Discovery Techniques 1 - September 11 from 4:00-6:00 at KPMG

Presented by Brenda Hollingsworth and Dawn Baglole. Sponsored by Auger Hollingsworth and KPMG Forensic Services.

September 11 from 4:00-6:00 at KPMG 150 Elgin #1800, Ottawa

In this 2-hour session, participants will learn the techniques used during examinations for discovery where the witness does not understand, cannot answer or deliberately avoids the question. The 45 minutes presentation will be followed by a break-out session for participants to practice what they have just learned. Qualifies as 120 minutes substantive. For further details, and to sign up, contact John Hollander here.

Cost $65, plus HST. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the CCLA’s Renovation Fund.

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AJEFO - Formation approfondie en médiation familiale

Posted By Administration, August 12, 2019

AJEFO

Formation approfondie en médiation familiale : Hauts conflits

Date : 19, 20 et 21 septembre 2019

Lieu : Centre de conférence d’Ottawa, 200 chemin Coventry, Ottawa ON K1K 4S3

Publics visés : avocats, médiateurs, travailleurs sociaux, psychologues et autres professionnels

Coût : 350 $, repas inclus

Les frais pour ces trois jours de formation sont uniquement possibles grâce à l’appui financier du ministère de la Justice du Canada.

Formatrices :
• Mme Kelly Raymond (travailleuse sociale, Directrice générale, Société de l’Aide à l’enfance)
• Me Julie Guindon (avocate, médiatrice, arbitre et coordonnatrice parentale)

Inscrivez-vous aujourd’hui en remplissant ce formulaire. Les places sont limitées!

Le présent programme est désormais accrédité par :

Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) pour 21 heures du Advanced Family Mediation Training

Family Mediation Canada (FMC) pour 13 heures et 55 minutes reconnus envers le Family Mediator Certification Program

Barreau de l’Ontario pour 3 heures de professionnalisme et 12 heures et 10 minutes de droit de fond

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Judicial Vacancy - St. Catharines (Criminal Law)

Posted By Administration, August 12, 2019
Please see the document below in regard to a judicial vacancy in St. Catharines:

ST. CATHARINES (Criminal Law)

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Johnston Family Law Welcomes Associate Lawyer Kristie Smith and Articling Student Jordan Seward

Posted By Administration, August 9, 2019
Johnston Family Law is pleased to welcome Kristie Smith and Jordan Seward to our team.

Kristie represents clients in all areas of family law, including parenting, child support, spousal support and property issues, and in child protection matters. Prior to joining Johnston Family Law, Kristie completed her articles as a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of Justice and then practiced at a boutique family and child protection firm in Ottawa. Kristie received her law degree from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She also holds a B.Sc. from McGill University.

Jordan recently graduated from the University of Ottawa’s English Common Law program and is now completing his articles at Johnston Family Law. During his time at law school, he completed two internships in family law and also worked at the university’s legal clinic in the family law division for one year. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jordan also holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Memorial University.

To view Kristie and Jordan’s full profiles, please visit our website.

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Will Search Notice - Robert Joseph Morin

Posted By Administration, August 8, 2019
RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT JOSEPH MORIN, Deceased

Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Robert Joseph Morin of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, who died on March 22, 2019 is requested to contact Evelyn Wheeler, 38 Mill Street, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0, email info@evelynwheeler.com or phone 613-256-4148.

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The Advocacy Club Presents - Discovery Techniques 2 - October 16 from 4:00-6:00 at KPMG

Posted By Administration, August 8, 2019
The Advocacy Club Presents - Discovery Techniques 2 - October 16 from 4:00-6:00 at KPMG

Presented by Allison Klymyshyn and Natalie Gajewski. Sponsored by Cavanagh LLP and KPMG Forensic Services.

This 2.0-hour presents the techniques of offence (without offending, of course) in which litigation counsel present the techniques to get the information – all the information - and to overcome evasive action by witnesses and resistance from opposing counsel. As part of the session, participants also learn techniques to prepare their witnesses to be examined. And, as a bonus, to defend against aggressive tactics of opposing counsel. All within ethical bounds. For further details, and to sign up, contact John Hollander here

This program is accepted by the Law Society of Upper Canada for continuing professional development for both 1.5 substantive hours and 0.5 professional hours.

Cost $65, plus HST. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the CCLA’s Renovation Fund.

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