Wise Law Blog: Legal Aid Funding to Increase Provincially

Provincial Legal Aid will be provided with $30 million per year from the Justice Department. This, coming after 13 years of federal contributions remaining stagnant at $112 million per year.  “All Canadians — no matter their means — should have the right to a fair trial and access to a modern, efficient justice system,” Justice ...

The Disaffected Lib: Higher Fees for Guilty Pleas

Only in Cameron Conservative Britain.   There the government wants to ‘reform’ the legal aid system to set defence counsel against their clients by making it lucrative for lawyers to enter guilty pleas as early as possible.  Legal aid lawyers will also lose money if cases actually go to trial.The London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association ...

Law is Cool: The Innovative Advocate: Canada’s Legal Future

The way legal services are delivered in Canada is changing.  Increased competition and a demand for lower prices has pressured law firms to slow hiring and deliver their services more efficiently.  After finishing my first year at Queen’s Law I started thinking about how law students can help firms meet the demand.  It starts with an open-eyes look at ...