The use of independent medical examinations (IMEs) in determining appropriate accommodations is highly contentious. Unions and employees may doubt the independence of a physician designated by the employer or whose income is derived mostly from performing evaluations for employers and insurance companies. Employees may be reluctant to lay bare intimate details of their lives before a stranger …

More details about The ABCs of IMEs Reimagined: Reviewing the basics, exploring collaborative models

The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) is excited to announce it is hosting a hybrid in-person and online annual conference from Thursday, October 21 to Saturday, October 23. The conference will take place at the River Cree Resort and Casino, on Maskekosihk (Enoch Cree Nation), in Treaty 6 territory – near Edmonton, Alberta.

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The greatest skill any lawyer can possess is the ability to write clearly, concisely, and convincingly. Good writing skills will not only improve the results you obtain, but will also enhance your reputation with judges, lawyers, and clients. The point-first approach to writing puts context before details, emphasizing the need for clarity and concision in legal memos and factums.

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Enhancing the legal professions’ relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples is a priority in advancing access to justice. This session, moderated by Treasurer Teresa Donnelly, explores the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action relevant to the justice sector, and examines the unique cultural, historical, and socio-economic barriers that continue to impact Indigenous …

More details about A2J Week 2021: A closer look: The justice sector’s response to the TRC calls to action

The Law Society is excited to take part in Access to Justice Week October 25 – 31, 2021 by hosting this important 90 minute panel discussion. Join us for a timely conversation with the Honourable Murray Sinclair, first Indigenous CBA President 2020, Bradley Regehr, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, and special guest speaker Dr. Pamela Palmater, moderated by Danielle Morrison. Register to attend this free …

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FASD 101 and the Justice System is a free half-day training designed for justice professionals and community organizations who may work adjacent to or directly with justice-involved individuals impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). This training aims to increase understanding of FASD and its intersections with the justice system as well as deliver promising interventions for justice-

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