Canada’s legal system has its origins in British common law. Quebec, however, still retains a civil system for issues of private law. Both legal systems are subject to the Constitution of Canada, from which all laws formally derive their power. There are 95,000 lawyers in Canada with 3,500 notaries in Quebec.
A Law Society of Upper Canada working group on Alternative Business Structures (ABS) has released its findings in a report to the organisation’s governing body.
Those caught up in the legal futures discourse in Canada can’t help but notice something important – the future has already arrived.
Amanda Hunter from Hicks Morley in Toronto tells us about legal life in Canada and what opportunities are there for co-operation with UK law firms. Amanda is a speaker at the Law Society’s International Employment conference on 14 October.
The Avocats Hors Quebec (AHQ), the group representing members of the Barreau du Québec working abroad, has launched a new website for its members. The site includes a regular newsletter, forum and members only area.