Hryniak v. Mauldin: Which way has the #SCC swung the summary judgment pendulum?

The Ontario civil litigation bar will now be abuzz for a while with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Hryniak v. Mauldin, released yesterday.  There was a clear departure from the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s 2011 decision in the decision in Combined Air Mechanical Services v. Flesch, whose “full appreciation” test has been seen in some… Read More

OBA’s ALERT Charity provides public with Access to Justice Videos

ALERT is the Ontario Bar Association’s charity devoted to public legal education.  It has developed an impressive bank of videos aimed mainly at the public, to describe the role of lawyers and the justice system, as well as explanatory how-to guides to court procedures.  Link to the ALERT page here, and to the video site… Read More

Lee Akazaki committed to Legal Advocacy, Education and Mentorship across Ontario

As the press release said, my focus as OBA President in 2010-11 was to bring in new lawyers into the mainstream of the legal “establishment.”  Advocacy, education and mentorship had to be the way of the future if we were to survive as the voice of an independent bar.  Click here to read the OBA AGM 2010… Read More

Debating Access to Justice on TVO’s The Agenda

Click above or follow the links here to view the video of the Agenda programme, with Justice Gloria Epstein Justice Gloria Epstein, Dean Lorne Sossin, Matt Cohen, Judith McCormick, and Lee Akazaki on @LeeAkazaki follower The Agenda with Steve Paikin: OBA site, Law is Cool Site, TVO Site. Terms of use / Mentions légales