Duty to Consult and Decision to Fund

Full citation of case commented on - Citation: Saugeen First Nation v Ontario (MNRF), 2017 ONSC 3456 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/h4tf2&gt;, retrieved on 2017-07-20 Republished blog follows - original article http://canliiconnects.org/en/commentaries/46064 Saugeen First Nation v Ontario (MNRF), 2017 ONSC 3456 (CanLII) by Lorraine Y Land http://www.oktlaw.com/consultation-funding-fair-process-required-meet-consultation-obligations/ Consultation funding and a fair process required to meet consultation obligations... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court rules on experts for mental injury recovery

Full case https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2017/2017scc28/2017scc28.html Excerpt follows on appeal from the court of appeal for british columbia                     Torts — Negligence — Motor vehicles  — Mental injury — Damages —Claimant suing in negligence as result of motor vehicle accident — Trial judge awarding claimant damages for mental injury based on testimony... Continue Reading →

A Coach in Your Corner: Promoting Legal Coaching in Family Law

Republished article follows By NSRLP Blog 3 Comments This week’s guest blogger is our 2017 Law Foundation Research Fellow, Nikki Gershbain. Nikki is the National Director of Pro Bono Students Canada, an organization that runs law student pro bono programs across Canada. A former family lawyer at Epstein Cole LLP, Nikki has a long history... Continue Reading →

National Self Represented Litigants Program

Thanks to NSRLP for another helpful article! Republished article follows//Emphasis added // Source https://representingyourselfcanada.com/case-law-research-is-like-cheesecake/ Case Law Research is like Cheesecake This week’s guest blog is written by Cynthia Freitag, a Law Clerk and an active member of the Toronto chapter of the National Self-Represented Litigants Network (NSSN). As a self-represented litigant (SRL) you are, in... Continue Reading →

Eastwood Square Kitchener v Value Village

Republished Citation follows // Emphasis added Citation: Eastwood Square Kitchener Inc. v Value Village Stores, Inc., 2017 ONSC 832 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/gxch2&gt;, retrieved on 2017-03-27   [1]               In this action, there are cross-motions for summary judgment. The action commenced in 2011. There have been examinations for discovery. A pre-trial is scheduled for... Continue Reading →

Attorney general orders probe of Legal Aid Ontario

By Jacques GallantLegal Affairs Reporter Sat., Jan. 14, 2017 The attorney general has ordered a third-party review of Legal Aid Ontario, after the agency announced last month that it was dramatically cutting back on services due to a $26-million deficit. Yasir Naqvi will be bringing in an external firm to review the arm’s-length government agency’s... Continue Reading →

Access to Justice Lip Service

Republished article follows // Source http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ian-mulgrew-b-c-law-society-sidelines-paralegal-access-to-justice-initiative Ian Mulgrew More from Ian Mulgrew Published on: January 9, 2017 | Last Updated: January 9, 2017 6:10 PM PST For all the lip service it pays to access to justice, the Law Society of British Columbia has quietly pushed onto a back burner one of the most promising... Continue Reading →

Cabana v Newfoundland and Labrador

"[36] Accordingly, I hold that in principle a successful self-represented litigant may claim, as part of taxed costs, an amount representing at least a portion of the time and effort he or she put into the case in the place of that which otherwise would have been expended on the case by a lawyer had one been retained."

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