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April 29, 2019

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Law Times is pleased to an- nounce some exciting changes to how we deliver the news to our readers. We will be moving fully into the digital age by providing more timely and frequent news online and to your inbox. A new daily e-newsletter will provide readers with much more coverage of Ontario's legal scene. The regular print distribution of Law Times will be discon- tinued after this issue, but the longer-form, less time-sensitive content will appear in a special new Law Times section in each of the 10 print issues of our sister publication Canadian Lawyer, starting mid-year 2019. We are excited to evolve with our readers, and we welcome your feedback on these exciting new changes. Please send your feedback or questions to gabrielle.giroday@ LT BY ANITA BAL AKRISHNAN Law Times RYERSON University has a proposal that would allow graduates to bypass articling by putting practice preparation directly into its law school cur- riculum. The Integrated Practice Cur- riculum would be offered at a new school that would begin ac- cepting applications this August and would open in September 2020, according to a report re- leased April 25 by the Law So- ciety of Ontario's Professional Development and Competence Committee. Convocation approved the plan unanimously at the April 25 meeting. Supporters say the proposal, if successful, could move On- tario away from long-standing problems posed by the trad- itional articling model. Ryerson's revised law school proposal comes after an earlier curriculum — which got the go- ahead from the Law Society of Ontario and Federation of Law Societies of Canada — was re- fused program approval by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Last August, Ryerson told Law Times that the four-month professional placement in the PM #40762529 BY AIDAN MACNAB Law Times A NUMBER of lawyers spoke out in support of Legal Aid On- tario at Queen's Park, saying the provincial government has re- leased incorrect figures that are misleading the public about the number of clients it serves. The lawyers — Dana Fisher, a Legal Aid Ontario lawyer and Society of United Professionals spokeswoman, Raoul Boulakia, president of the Refugee Lawyers Association, Ivana Petricone, policy counsel at the Association of Community Legal Aid Clin- ics, and Katharina Janczaruk, vice president of the Ontario Association Of Child Protection Lawyers — said Legal Aid On- tario is not serving 10-per-cent fewer clients than it was in 2013, as was claimed in a letter sent by the Ontario provincial govern- ment to justify budget cuts. On April 12, Ontario Attor- ney General Caroline Mulroney sent a letter to CEO David Field stating there would be a cut of $163 million to Legal Aid On- Lawyers criticize cuts to Legal Aid Ontario Dana Fisher says there is no evidence to support figures the premier and attorney general used to explain cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. Ryerson law school plan would let students skip articling Law Times announcement See Classes, page 2 See Dispute, page 2 Budget act Stops lawsuits against Crown page 6 Crypto-currency Part of family law ruling page 5 COVERING ONTARIO'S LEGAL SCENE | APRIL 29, 2019 | WWW.LAWTIMESNEWS.COM | VOL. 30, NO. 15 | $5.00 Law not a tournament Carve out unique path page 7 Focus on IT/Telecommunications Law page 8 Eva DiGiammarino says a proposal by Ryerson law school to bypass articling is a sign that the traditional way law schools operate needs to change. Photo: Laura Pedersen Follow The Bencher Election is April 30th Visit our new micro-site devoted to the upcoming LSO Bencher Election with news coverage, candidate profiles and advertising opportunities for bencher candidates. Connect with all facets of the bencher election and make an informed decision by visiting today. Untitled-1 1 2019-04-12 10:12 AM Get More Online ntitled-10 1 2019-02-22 10:01 AM Photo: Jeremy Johnston-Kaye/Society of United Professionals

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