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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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On the Trial Lists page...

Bankruptcy Schedule for Ottawa - January to June 2017

On the Family Law Practice Portal...

Notice to the Family Law Bar - November 2016
Robeside
Assistance
Throwback Thursday: Winter in the 1800s
(24/11/2016)

Newly Received Materials from LSUC CPD
(23/11/2016)
Upcoming Events
December 1, 2016
CCLA 3rd Annual Holiday Social
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Geneva Hall
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, ON

More details to come!
December 5, 2016
Swearing-In Ceremony & Reception for Justice Tracy Engelking
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Courtroom #37
Ottawa Courthouse
161 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON

Reception to follow in the atrium!
December 8, 2016
Lawyers and Mental Health
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Auditorium
The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON

Click here to register!
March 7, 2017
Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Trillium Ballroom
Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON

More details to follow!
Featured Member Benefits Partner
CCLA News Submissions
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Ottawa Blog Roll: Novmeber 2016
 
Please click here to visit Robeside Assistance for our November round-up of Ottawa law blogs.
Swearing-In Ceremony for Justice Tracy Engelking
 
On Monday, December 5, 2016, please join us for the swearing-in ceremony for Madam Justice Tracy Engelking to the Superior Court of Justice. The ceremony will start at 4:30 PM in Courtroom #37 of the Ottawa Courthouse at 161 Elgin Street.

The CCLA invites you to a reception to follow in the Atrium of the Courthouse.
Reminder: CCLA's 3rd Annual Holiday Social - Tomorrow!
 
Come join the CCLA for its third annual holiday soiree of fabulously fused snack stations and festive desserts to go with your choice of festive libations! Yule be decked out with the boughs of live music from Tara Holloway.

ALL are welcome - Judges, Paralegals, Students, and Lawyers of all stripes!

Event Details
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Geneva Hall Reception Room, Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street

Please note that the entrance for the Geneva Hall is located on Elgin Street This is a free social event, but we ask that you still RSVP so we have an estimate for attendance.
Legal Aid of Ontario Board: Paralegal Member Needed
 
The Law Society is currently seeking applicants for the board of Legal Aid Ontario, the current vacancy being for a paralegal position. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online here as soon as possible.
 
Quick Tip From the CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee...

Did you know that the lawyer who signs the Transfer is responsible for the transaction? This means that if a lawyer is asked to sign off on a Transfer for someone else’s deal, they need to be satisfied with the transaction themselves.
The Elgin Street Courthouse Angel Program 2016
 
The Holiday Season is approaching and once again we are asking the Ottawa legal community to help local families at this sometimes difficult time of year, with gifts of clothing, books or toys.

We have a list of children from the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa who are participating in our Angel Program.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift for one of these children, an Angel card can be picked up at the Reception area of the Superior Court of Justice, Judges’ Chambers on the 5th Floor at 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa.

We ask that gifts are brought back unwrapped in an unsealed gift bag along with the Angel card attached, by Monday December 12th, 2016.

Please avoid contributing food items due to possible unknown allergies.

We thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions please call (613) 239-1400.

Please don’t disappoint these young souls.
Justice Lynn Ratushny 

Also available on the Marketplace (La version française suit la version anglaise)
Blakes inSource – Staff Lawyers (Ottawa)
 
Blakes inSource, a division of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, is seeking staff lawyers on fixed term contracts in the Ottawa office.

Blakes inSource is a division of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Blakes inSource is an alternative service delivery model, designed to serve clients in innovative and efficient ways. The work done by Blakes inSource typically includes document review work, due diligence, commercial contract review and legislative updates. The staff lawyers work closely with the Partners and Associates at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to provide excellent customer service to our clients.

Job Requirements:
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario.
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Prior document review and/or due diligence experience an asset, but not required.
  • Corporate Commercial law experience an asset.
  • Detail orientation with ability to multi-task.
For more information on Blakes inSource, please visit our website at www.blakes.com. [...] Continue Reading 
Estate of Janine Laroche
 
Anyone having knowledge of a will of JANINE LAROCHE, late of Ottawa, Ontario, who died on the 1st day of November, 2016, is requested to contact Norman Bowley at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP, at 613-236-9442, or by e-mail at nbowley@lmrlawyers.com.

Also available on the Marketplace
Real Estate Lawyer

SKS LAW LLP is a boutique full service law firm with offices in Ottawa and Vankleek Hill. Our firm has an immediate need for an associate lawyer with 3-5 years’ post call experience to assist with our real estate and corporate and commercial law practices. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (French and English), and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, with demonstrable and broad experience in real estate transactions (including the use of Teraview and Conveyancer software systems). Experience in the areas of corporate and commercial law and/or wills and estates will be considered an asset. The selected candidate must have the capacity to work both in a team environment and independently with little supervision, and show an eagerness to contribute to the growth of the practice. A competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits are offered. Please direct your CV and cover letter, in confidence, to alison.madge@skslaw.ca. We thank all those that apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Also available on the Marketplace
Litigation law clerk

Kelly Santini is looking for a law clerk with insurance defence litigation experience. If you are looking for a career position, this role may be ideal for you. Working closely with senior lawyers, the successful candidate will manage and review documentation, communicate with clients, and prepare motion materials and bills of costs. Salary level is commensurate with experience and health benefits and pension matching are provided. Knowledge of PC Law, Primafact and Microsoft Office would be beneficial.

We are looking for an individual who pays attention to detail, writes well, possesses strong organizational skills and, above all, can make a positive contribution as a part of a team.

Interested candidates should forward their resume, in confidence, to:
Kerrie Wiebe
Director of Finance and Administration
Kelly Santini LLP
160 Elgin St., suite 2401
Ottawa ON K2P 2P7
Fax: 613-233-4553
Email: kwiebe@kellysantini.com

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SkiMax Tickets 2016/2017
 
It’s that time of year again, the Tremblant Ticket sale has started. Please click on this link for details on pricing and dates.
 
SABS 101 - An Introduction to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - presented by Kompass Claims Management Group
 
Please join us on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 8:30am - 4:00pm at St. Elias Centre for Introduction to Statutory Accident Benefits. 

Lawyers, paralegals, clerks, insurance brokers, insurance adjusters, health care providers - all are welcome! Cost is $300.00 plus HST.

Contact Phyllis Bergmans at 613-249-0128 or complete the registration form found at www.kompassclaims.com.

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Have the Lessons of the Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Been Learned?
 
Have the Lessons of the Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Been Learned?
December 8 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building (55 Laurier), room 12102

A conference organized by Bruce Campbell, Visiting Researcher at the HRREC and the Faculty of Law (Droit civil and Common Law Sections), exploring the impact of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster and the future of energy transportation in Canada. The conference will bring together, for the first time in a public forum, representatives of citizens’ groups from Lac-Mégantic to engage with politicians, legal scholars, rail safety and regulatory policy experts, providing a much-needed opportunity for discussion, debate and identification of possible avenues of consensus for moving forward. For more information: Lac-Megantic Info

Also available on the Marketplace
Luke’s Place - Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships
 
Luke’s Place is an Ontario non-profit organization devoted to improving the safety and experience of abused women and their children as they proceed through the family law process.

To support lawyers working with abused women, Luke’s Place has launched a 3-hour online training, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships”.

This course is CPD accredited for 1 hour 20 minutes Professionalism Hours and up to 1 hour 10 minutes Substantive Hours. The fee is $125. To register and pay online, visit the Luke’s Place page on Canada Helps.

“Effective Lawyering” grapples with issues commonly encountered in family law cases involving woman abuse, including:
  • A client who may present as confused, disorganized, disengaged and even hostile
  • Challenges in gathering information from a client who is unaware of her financial situation, reluctant to disclose abuse and fearful of the opposing party
  • Delays by the opposing party, including failing to file court documents, seeking repeated adjournments, lodging complaints against court personnel, bringing repeated frivolous and vexatious motions
  • Abuse that doesn’t stop with separation including legal bullying and stalking of a client by the opposing party
  • Harassment of lawyers and their staff by the opposing party
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