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348 ABA Journal Canada articles.

DOJ to give financial boost to FBI’s violent crime database

The Justice Department is seeking to bolster the FBI’s efforts at apprehending violent criminals — issuing grants for local police departments to test rape kits and requiring that those agencies submit information to an underutilized FBI database designed to catch serial killers and rapists.

Legal technicians belong in courtrooms

One of the constant criticisms of the Washington limited license legal technician is that there only around 30 licensed technicians so far—even though the program is still in its infancy. A second challenge is that, currently, the LLLT cannot represent a client in court.

US is an outlier on death penalty attitudes in North America, ACLU attorney says

When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.

Immigration, access to justice and homeless youth among topics on tap at ABA Midyear Meeting

Though the setting will be Canadian when the ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, many of the key topics of discussion will be legal issues Americans are grappling with.

New SEC cyber unit makes first filing, and it’s over a cryptocurrency sale

On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed and obtained an emergency action against PlexCorps, a Canadian company promoting an initial coin offering, or ICO.

In the filing

Maura Grossman: She’s the star of TAR

She’s the star of TAR

Canada judge apologizes for sexist comments in rape case that resulted in an acquittal

A Canadian judge who asked a rape victim why she didn’t keep her knees together has apologized, CBC News Calgary reports.

The incident, which stemmed from a 2014 rape…

Former Canadian PM Stephen Harper joins Dentons

Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper is joining the growing list of political giants that call Dentons home.

On Monday, the firm announced it had entered into a…

Tech startups shine in competition at Canadian Bar Association annual meeting

During last weekend’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the organization held its own version of TV’s Shark Tank.

Called “The Pitch” (presumably to avoid copyright infringement, as well…

New suits filed over sperm donor who claimed to be a neuroscientist, but wasn’t

At least two new lawsuits have filed against a Georgia-based sperm bank by families who thought they were using a sperm donor who was a neuroscientist and later found out…

British Columbia law society appeals decision forcing it to admit students from Trinity Western

Trinity Western University’s ongoing battle with the Law Society of British Columbia has headed to the British Columbia Court of Appeals.

On Friday, the Langley Times reported that the…

8 years after landmark international manhunt, ex-teacher gets time for Cambodia child-sex crimes

More than eight years after an international manhunt for a “swirl face” pedophile made headlines due to innovative use of technology and the internet, the criminal justice system is still…

McCarthy Tétrault chooses nonlawyer to redesign firm

McCarthy Tétrault was looking for a leader, someone who could help the large Canadian law firm navigate the muddy waters of a quickly changing profession. So the firm decided to…

In Canada, Axess offers legal services in Wal-Marts

Is a law firm coming to a Wal-Mart near you?

What may seem like a far-fetched idea is a reality up north. Axess Law is operating in…

Judge OKs first ‘assisted death,’ with help of physician, in Canada

For the first time in Canadian history, a judge has OK’d a plan for physicians to provide an “assisted death” to a patient, in this case a retired psychologist suffering…

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