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Monetizing data, without consent

You can still download the application if you want. But if you believe what Kyle Zak has to say about it, it’s not something you would do. Not unless you don’t mind the trade-off between […]

Not a single client satisfied

The disconnect between clients and large law firms is so significant and persistent that a growing number of clients are considering bringing more legal business in-house, exploring alternative legal service providers and are contemplating doing […]

Montreal AI chatbot helps people immigrate to Quebec

Days after U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued a controversial executive order that barred refugees and temporarily suspended immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries, Amir Moravej and his team decided to lend a helping hand […]

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Another Jordan stay. Third man to be charged with murder in Quebec to have a stay of proceedings.

 

Probe of Highway 13 snowstorm fiasco in Montreal blames frontline authorities. Here's the report (en français).

 

Montreal professor fighting court order to release research data. (En français).

 

Quebec government, faced with little time to adopt bills, is now paying the price for its intransigence over its labour dispute government lawyers and notaries.

 

Constitutional expert has filed a court challenge to overturn Quebec’s new electoral map.

 

Quebec Justice Minister denies political meddling over access to information requests (en français).

 

The Barreau du Québec has a new president. Paul-Matthieu Grondin soundly beat Lu Chan Khuong, a controversial Quebec City lawyer. He obtained 72 per cent of votes.

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Quebec legal society reaches out to flood victims

The Quebec Bar Association has put together legal-information kit for flood victims.(French only). People in need can also call the Info-Barreau hotline at 1-844 954-3411 for more information.

 

New OHRC report reinforces concerns about racial profiling

A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) confirms that racial profiling is a daily reality that damages communities and undermines trust in public institutions. It can be read here or downloaded here.

 

Former UN Special Rapporteur launches research tool

Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai launched FOAA Online, a web-based legal research tool that includes a collection of legal arguments on assembly and association rights. The ready-made legal arguments, which are based on international law, standards and principles, can assist lawyers, activists and judges involved in freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association (FOAA) cases. It can be accessed here.

 

Sedona Conference launches new publication

A new publication that addresses cross-border transfers of data in the context of government and internal investigations has been published by the Sedona Conference and its Working Group 6 . It can be downloaded here.

 
Municipal court judges needed in Laval and Quebec City

Lawyers with more than 10 years experience are being sought to fill two positions as a judge sitting in the municipal court of Quebec City and one in Laval. Here's more information.
 
Also the Quebec government is hoping to fill two positions as a presiding justice of the peace with residence in Montreal or the immediate vicinity, and another in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Here's more information.