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November/December 2019

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www.lawtimesnews.com 23 ONTARIO'S LEGAL professionals had no shortage of change to endure in 2019: The provincial or federal government either enacted or explored changes to criminal justice, labour laws, auto insurance, p r o m p t p a y m e n t a n d c o n s t r u c t i o n adjudication, catastrophic injur y and family law, to name a few. In the north, Lakehead University is adjusting to a new dean who hopes to push back on the school's penchant for controversy by focusing on Indigenous scholarship. In the south, the Ontario Court of Appeal opened its doors to live-streaming cameras, setting a much-debated trend that may continue. The judiciary also faced fresh scrutiny, first by the Law Society of Ontario and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and later by the national media in the wake of a federal political scandal. But from clinics and tribunals to benchers and students to regulators and referral networks, eight stories had even bigger impacts on the profession: NEWSMAKERS FEATURE The top stories impacting lawyers now Ontario's 2019 legal year in review

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