Law is a tool. Lawyers and judges have a responsibility to talk and write clearly so that others can effectively use the tool.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
Charities, as advocates for the public interest, should be at least as unfettered as the voices of private interests when engaging in advocacy that advances their charitable purposes.
An application for an injunction preventing the dissemination of the team name of the "Cleveland Indians" has drawn renewed attention to the issue of racial stereotyping in sports.
While new regulations governing the growth of medical marijuana provide a quick solution for the issue of reasonable access, they leave the tough questions for tenants and housing providers.
An inquiry into the conduct of Federal Court Judge Robin Camp when he presided over a sexual assault trial raises some hard questions about the impartiality of the Canadian justice system.
The treatment of athletes like Caster Semenya at the Rio Olympics shows that the rights of women who do not conform to binary understandings of sex are deemed less worthy of protection than others.
What should the institutions that are privy to our private information do when they have to deal with competing privacy and secrecy concerns? Michael Hackl looks at Canada's privacy laws to find out.
In April, a jury found David and Collet Stephan guilty of "failing to provide the necessaries of life" when their son Ezekiel died of meningitis. Where does morality enter in, and should it?
Protection of transgender rights is long overdue. But does Bill C-16 go far enough in undoing the Harper government's damage to equality rights in Canada?
On December 8, 2015, the federal government announced that it was launching a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. What can we expect from the process?