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Proposed security review panel called ‘positive’ but with caveats

National security lawyers are welcoming the Liberals’ proposed creation of a committee of MPs and senators to oversee all federal entities involved in national security matters, but say the government must go much further to improve review and oversight.

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) controversial decision to sanction Toronto litigator Joseph Groia for improperly casting aspersions on opposing counsel in court has landed on the Supreme Court’s doorstep in an appeal which asks whether judges or law societies are the final arbiters of lawyers’ courtroom conduct.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has engaged in anti-competitive acts, according to Canada’s Competition Tribunal. A recent decision of the tribunal resolves, at least for now, a long-standing dispute between TREB and the commissioner of competition about restrictions the board imposes on its members’ use of Multiple Listing Service (MLS) information on their virtual office websites (VOWs).

When photographer Art Drauglis posted a photo to his online account through the photo-sharing site Flickr, he probably never imagined he would see that picture in print, on the cover of someone else’s book.

When articling students leave Christopher Hicks’ law firm, he wants them to have taken away at least one thing: confidence — and lots of it.