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Category: Law Society

Translation of Important Unilingual Court Decisions in the Other Official Language

Increasing the number of important court decisions that are available in both official languages in all Canadian provinces and territories is fundamental to ensure real access to justice. In 2019, at the initiative of its Director Karine McLaren, the CTTJ obtained funding from the Department of Justice Canada for an important project entitled “Translation of...

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APSIM Conference 2022

Taking Place: April 26 – 28, 2022 This year we are introducing a new subtheme with our APSIM conference: PIVOT.  Privacy. Innovation. Virtual. Operations. Technology. The last few years have added numerous challenges to the areas of access, privacy, security, and information management. Because of these challenges, adaptability and flexibility has become an invaluable skill....

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Virtual Appearances – Practice Notes

SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 PRACTICE NOTE P.N. No. 2022-01 DATE ISSUED: March 30, 2022 RULE(S) AFFECTED: 47A and F41 P.N. AFFECTED: N/A EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon publication The following Practice Note is published pursuant to Rule 4.04 of the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986. VIRTUAL APPEARANCES BACKGROUND...

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Benchers’ Meeting – April 11, 2022

Please note that the next Benchers’ meeting will take place on Monday, 11 April 2022 at 1:00 pm. Anyone wishing to attend a Benchers’ meeting: is required to provide notice of attendance to the Law Society by emailing erowe@lsnl.ca; will not be permitted to use audio or video recording devices or communication devices during the...

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Walter Owen Book Prize – Legal Research

The Walter Owen Book Prize, awarded by the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research, recognizes exceptional legal research and writing that contribute significantly to Canadian legal literature. The Prize, now $30,000.00, was created in 1988 in celebration of the life of Walter Owen, Q.C., P.C., prominent member of Law Society of British Columbia, former Lieutenant Governor...

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Legal Notice – Former Clients of the late Jamie Smith, QC

Legal Notice  To Former Clients of the late Jamie Smith, QC, operating as Smith Law Offices, St. John’s By Order of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador dated Thursday, 10 March 2022, the law practice of the late Jamie Smith, QC was placed under the control of a Custodian, Lori Chafe, who is the...

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Homewood Health – Kickstart your Wellness

On behalf of Homewood Health, we are pleased to provide Kickstart your Wellness: “Wellness, it seems, is the next big thing that everyone must conquer. The past two years of pandemic upheaval have given people a chance to assess and reflect on their overall health and well-being, prompting a wellness renaissance. However, jumping on board...

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Seeking Applications for General State to State Roster – Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is seeking applicants for appointment to the Agreement on Trade Continuity between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Canada (“Canada-UK TCA”) roster. Candidates should apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 5, 2022 via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Cover letters should be addressed to the Chairperson...

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Changes to Library Access

Please be advised that we are moving to the next phase of our pandemic operations plan. Starting Tuesday, March 15th, the Law Library will be: Permitting up to 6 visitors at a time to the Law Library in order to ensure safe physical distancing for staff and visitors Allowing members to access the Law Library...

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