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head-shot photo of Max Chaudhary

Unlocking Practice Management Essentials: Chaudhary Law Office

  • 09 mai 2024
  • Aqsa Nadeem, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the strategies and insights employed by various immigration law practitioners in making their firms the success stories they are today. In our fourth edition, we had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Max Chaudhary, a founding lawyer at Chaudhary Law Office.

Citoyenneté et immigration, Student Forum

Proposed Amendment: Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act, 2024

  • 09 mai 2024
  • Shannon Sproule

Bill 166, also called the Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act, 2024, proposes to amend the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act to require every Ontario college and university to have a student mental health policy setting out what services, programs, policies and supports are available for student mental health, as well as policies and rules to address and combat racism and hate, including antisemitism, anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism and Islamophobia.

Droit constitutionnel, libertés civiles et droits de la personne, Student Forum

Feedback from the Early Career Immigration Lawyers Town Hall and Networking Social

  • 08 mai 2024
  • Aqsa Nadeem, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who attended and contributed to the success of this event. Your active participation and thoughtful contributions underscore the strength and vitality of our community. Rest assured, OBA executives are carefully considering the feedback provided and are committed to addressing all of your recommendations.

Citoyenneté et immigration, Student Forum

Red-flags in Client Interviews – Identifying Elder Abuse

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Kavina Nagrani, CS*, JD, TEP & Alison Costa, student-at-law, NIKA LAW LLP

This article sheds light on the reality of elder abuse in our society today and its unfortunate increase in prevalence as our population ages. Seven different types of elder abuse are identified as well as the harmful behaviours commonly associated with each. The aim of the article is to highlight red-flags that legal practitioners should be on the look out for when meeting with elderly clients and to provide practise tips for identifying and addressing signs of elder abuse.

Elder Law, Student Forum

Legal Decision-Making: Navigating Capacity and Consent Laws for Seniors

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Kimberly Gale and Jessica Campolucci

This article explains how capacity and consent laws guide the appointment of decision-makers and consent protocols for legal and medical matters. Kim Gale and Jessica Campolucci stress the importance of assessing seniors' capacity on a case-by-case and the role of attorneys and guardians in safeguarding their interests. The article aims to empower legal practitioners with the knowledge to uphold seniors' autonomy and dignity in decision-making.

Elder Law, Student Forum

Empowering Elderly Individuals: Navigating Ethical Waters in Informed Consent and Capacity Assessments

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Juliette-Maria Simard-Emond, articling student at Merovitz Potechin LLP

This article explores the ethical issues in getting consent and assessing capacity for elderly individuals with cognitive impairments. As the global population gets older, it is crucial, now more than ever, to protect their independence in legal decisions-making. Lawyers can employ strategies such as effective communication, advocating for advance directives, facilitating choice processes, and upholding ethical principles.

Elder Law, Student Forum
members of the OBA's Citizenship and Immigration Law Section gather for a picture at the Early Immigration Lawyers Town Hall

Insights from the Early Career Immigration Lawyers Town Hall and Networking Social

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Angela Ogang & Aqsa Nadeem

On March 20, 2024, members of the CBA Immigration Law Section and the OBA Citizenship and Immigration Law Section convened at the OBA Conference Centre in Toronto for the Early Career Immigration Lawyers Town Hall and Networking Social. The event provided a unique opportunity for new lawyers practicing in immigration law to network with influential members of the bar and promote themselves as an emerging leader in immigration law.

Citoyenneté et immigration, Student Forum
headshot photo of Siavash Shekarian

Unlocking Practice Management Essentials: Shekarian Law PC

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Aqsa Nadeem, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the strategies and insights employed by various immigration law practitioners in making their firms the success stories they are today. In our third edition, we had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Siavash Shekarian, a founding attorney at Shekarian Law PC.

Citoyenneté et immigration, Student Forum

Update from the FCA on Standard of Review for Claims Construction

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Kaitlin Soye

The Federal Court of Appeal in Google LLC v. Sonos Inc., 2024 FCA 44 dismissed Google’s appeal challenging the decision of the Federal Court that Sonos did not infringe Google’s patent (Canadian Patent No. 2,545,150), upholding the Federal Court’s decision (2022 FC 1116). The Google patent relates to a system for adaptive echo and noise control in electronic equipment – for example, smart speakers.

Student Forum, Technologies de l'information et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle

R. v. Bykovets: A review of Section 8 of the Charter and its protection of the Internet Protocol from unreasonable search

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Govind K Chaturvedi

A summary of the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision on the appeal in R. v. Bykovets from the Court of Appeal of Alberta, on a 5-4 split judgment with the majority stating that Section 8 of the Charter protects the Internet Protocol from unreasonable search.

Student Forum, Technologies de l'information et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle