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OCJ – Judicial Appointment

  • May 23, 2021

Attorney General Doug Downey has announced a new judicial appointment, effective June 3, 2021. Justice Paul Martin Cooper has previously worked as a federal Crown attorney and as an adjudicator with the Law Society Tribunal. Justice Cooper was also a trustee with the Law Foundation of Ontario and a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario. Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Cooper to Newmarket. For more information, please see the News Bulletin.

Province Expands Vaccination Eligibility

  • May 18, 2021

The province has extended booking eligibility at COVID-19 immunization clinics to people 18 and over. This means that anyone 18 and over in 2021 is now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.

Appointment Opportunity: Court Challenges Program’s Human Rights Expert Panel

  • May 05, 2021

The Federal government looking for experts to sit on Court Challenges Program’s Human Rights Expert Panel. The Minister of Canadian Heritage wishes to appoint candidates who collectively represent the diversity of Canada. Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2021. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. For more information

UPDATE: Ministry of Labour Law Firm Inspections

  • April 28, 2021

What lawyers need to know about the Minister of Labour, Training & Skills Development’s announcement that inspectors would be visiting law offices and other workplaces “to make sure those inside and onsite are protected and following the COVID-19 safety requirements”.

Appointment Opportunity: Case Management Master

  • April 28, 2021

MAG has advised that it is inviting applications for a Case Management Master position in Toronto. The position requires thorough knowledge of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

AstraZeneca Vaccine Available to People 40 and Over

  • April 19, 2021

As of Tuesday, April 20, individuals 40 and over will be eligible to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies and primary care settings. You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy.

Ontario Imposes Stay-at-Home Order

  • April 07, 2021

A strict provincial stay-at-home order was set to go into effect on Thursday, April 8, at 12:01 a.m. after the provincial government declared a state of emergency in order to try to stop the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario. It is expected to last at least four weeks.