COVID-19

(In)Accessibility in the Legal Profession

  • November 3, 2020
  • Khalid Mahdi
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Among key factors that shape the ability of Canadians to access justice, the physical accessibility of courthouses is too crucial an issue to be overlooked. For lawyers with disabilities, the inaccessibility of provincial courthouses is not simply an issue of physical access, but also the ability to participate as members of the legal profession. » Read the rest

Family court orders child of divorced parents to attend school

  • September 2, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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When parents cannot agree on whether their child will attend school in-person or via remote learning, a court may decide for them.

Such was the case in a family law matter reported in Law Times on August 31, 2020, in which Justice Andrea Himel ordered the child to attend school after finding there was no “unacceptable risk” and after considering the home and work circumstances of both parents. » Read the rest

Charter challenge filed in Quebec regarding the province’s back to school plan

  • September 1, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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Parents in Quebec are anxious about their province’s back to school plan, which does not require any students to wear masks in class and which only offers a remote learning option to student’s who provide supportive medical documentation. If students do not attend in person and do not provide a doctor’s note, they will not receive an education. » Read the rest

Back to School Update for Private and Independent Schools

  • August 27, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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On August 25, 2020, education law expert Eric Roher of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP led a discussion regarding school re-opening plans for private and independent schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar provided a helpful summary of the recent regulations, guidelines and announcements which impact re-opening plans for schools. » Read the rest

The Law of Pandemics

  • August 26, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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Interested in the intersections of COVID-19 and the law? Check out this course (link) being taught by Nathalie Des Rosiers this fall.

Professor Des Rosiers is the Principal of Massey College and former Deal of Law at the University of Ottawa (link).

COVID-19, Wills and Dependent Children with Disabilities

  • August 26, 2020
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Making or Updating your will in light of the pandemic?

A recent case in Alberta: Lamont Estate, 2020 ABQB 449 (link), dealt with the sale of a house where the testator’s dependent daughter lived. The daughter challenged the sale as she had lived in the house rent-free for years. » Read the rest

Accessing and Preparing for Virtual Hearings

  • August 6, 2020
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Are you participating in an upcoming remote hearing? Wondering what to do and how to prepare? Check out these resources on Best Practices for Virtual Hearings (link). These resources may be particularly helpful for self-represented litigants.

If you have an upcoming hearing and are looking for a consultation, we might be able to help. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw Response to COVID-19

  • March 17, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw is supporting the public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented a work from home plan for all associates effective immediately. Until further notice, our office doors will remain locked. A bakerlaw team member will be on site to accept service and receive deliveries. » Read the rest