Niiti Simmonds Presented a Paper at the OBA’s 2014 Institute

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Niiti Simmonds presented at the OBA’s 2014 Institute, “Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights/Labour and Employment” program. It was held on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Dealing with injuries and disabilities in the workplace gives rise to a myriad of confusing legal issues. Our Remedies and Damages Primer dealt with: What non- monetary damages can be […]

Ryerson Chooses James Lawyers for Administrative Law Lead in Launch of Law Practice Program (LPP)

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With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Ryerson University launched its much-anticipated Law Practice Program (LPP). The LPP began when the Law Society of Upper Canada approved the Pathways Pilot Project in November 2012 to allow candidates for lawyer licensing to obtain necessary professional experience by means other than the traditional 10-month articling term. […]

What are the Law Society’s obligations with respect to the Ontario Human Rights Code when deciding whether to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school?

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The Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulator of Ontario’s legal profession, asked our firm to provide a legal opinion on the Law Society’s obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code regarding its decision whether to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed Law School. The proposal is controversial due to TWU’s requirement that students, faculty and […]

Jailed G20 activist claims Vanier prison violates Ontario Human Rights Code

Posted on: October 27, 2014

James Lawyers represents jailed G20 social justice activist, Amanda Hiscocks, who claims that Ontario’s prison system discriminates against inmates based on disability, citizenship, gender, and other prohibited grounds of discrimination.  Hiscocks’ application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was filed today.  See below for recent news stories about the case:

Ontario government to introduce important changes to Employment Standards Act

Posted on: October 25, 2014

In December 2013, Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi announced a new Bill that, if passed, would involve significant changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA).Highlights: Eliminating the $10,000 cap on the recovery of unpaid wages and increasing the period of recovery from six and 12 months to two years for employees. This would help keep […]

5 Year+ Associate Opportunity

Posted on: October 22, 2014

James Lawyers is a boutique litigation firm with expertise in civil litigation, workplace law and administrative law. Our ideal candidate has a keen interest in our areas of practice, strong advocacy, research and communication skills. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, ongoing mentorship and frequent opportunities to develop your advocacy skills as part […]

Good Faith Practices and Bad Faith from Coast to Coast

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Niiti Simmonds of James Lawyers will be presenting a paper on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s Long Term Disability Conference: Good Faith Practices and Bad Faith from Coast to Coast. Niiti will be presenting a paper, with her co-author Geoffrey Larmer, on the issue of limitation periods in long term […]