An article now up on the Lawyer’s Daily website discusses the issue of retired Supreme Court of Canada judges returning to legal practice and contains commentary from CALE President Amy Salyzyn, CALE Vice-President Stephen Pitel and CALE member Gavin MacKenzie.
CALE President Amy Salyzyn has written in Slaw.ca about the role that courts might play in facilitating lawyer wellness.
The winners for the 2019-20 year are Kelly Gallagher-Mackay of Wilfred Laurier University in the Fellowship in Research category and Deanne Sowter, a Research Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, in the Studies category. Prof. Gallagher-Mackay will by studying the experiences of international law graduates in Ontario after receiving Certificates of Qualification from the National Council on Accreditation, to practice law in Ontario. She will be studying the effect of these lawyers and candidates on the internationalization of legal and professional education. Ms. Sowter will be studying the question whether psychological or coercive harm should be included in the professional rules exempting physical violence or harm from duties of confidentiality and solicitor-client privilege. Both projects promise to advance the law’s understanding of emergent and important topics that affect the practice of law in Canada.
CALE Board Member Noel Semple has written in Slaw.ca about the need for clearer ethical rules in relation to legal fees.
The Law Society of Ontario Treasurer and CALE Member, Malcolm Mercer has a new post up at Slaw.ca that breaks down the licensing fee and insurance costs paid by an Ontario lawyer in private practice in order to practice law.
Registration is now open for the 2019 CALE Annual Conference, which will be hosted by Windsor Law, in Windsor Ontario, October 24-26, 2019.
The conference will have a similar format to previous conferences. There will be three Research panels, a Teaching panel, a Regulatory panel, as well as a keynote speaker, Professor Rebecca Roiphe (New York Law School), who will discuss “Prosecutorial Independence During the Trump Administration”. A detailed agenda will be posted early in the fall.
For more details and to register, please go to this website.
CALE President Amy Salyzyn has a new column up at Slaw.ca wherein she takes the position that there should be a formally recognized duty of technological competence for Canadian judges.
CALE has two annual awards. The first is for the best paper written by a junior scholar. The second is a lifetime achievement award. The terms for each award are available on the website (here).
The deadline for nominations this year is August 15, 2019. Nominations are to be submitted by e-mail to CALE’s Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, Professor Jula Hughes of the University of New Brunswick. The paper must be submitted in an anonymized format (so that the author will not be identified to the selection committee) and the lifetime achievement award must use the nomination form. This form was circulated to the CALE mailing list and is also available on request from Professor Hughes.
The selection committee for both awards is Pooja Parmar, Darrel Pink and Stephen Pitel.