Posts Tagged ‘Law Society of Upper Canada’

I Think This Guy Just LIBEL SLANDERED Me (UPDATED)

June 18, 2013

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UPDATE:

I would be remiss if I failed to mention that J. Kirby Inwood sent me this email back on April 4th, 2013, even though he doesn’t like me very much:

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Twitter’s No Place For A Lawyer With An “Aggressive and Zealous Attitude”

April 23, 2013

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Via the Toronto Star:

A Toronto criminal lawyer’s Twitter account has sparked outrage online after several offensive tweets were posted in the wake of the Boston bombing.

The tweets were sent last week from Twitter account @Dasilvalaw, which has since been deleted, though several retweets can still be found online.

“I pray for the suspects. May they slay the police army of satan. Death to all police!” reads one posting sent from @Dasilvalaw. Other tweets from that account contained vitriolic responses to offended Twitter users, including “am praying that u get violently raped. May cancer be upon u.!!!”

The lawyer, David Da Silva, 34, said in an emailed response sent Monday to the Star that he is “not the author of any such tweets.”

Asked in a follow-up email if his account had been hacked, the defence lawyer said he is “having this matter investigated at this time.”

Lawyer Nadia Liva, who sent an email to the Star saying she is acting as his counsel, said he is “very concerned” and “we are currently investigating the tweets, which were not authored by Mr. Da Silva.”

I don’t know Da Silva, either personally or professionally, but his website bio is generic: (more…)

20 Years of Practice and All I Got What This Stupid Plaque

February 5, 2013

This Saturday (February 9th, 2013) mark my 20th year of practice since my call to the Ontario Bar in 1993.

I could take up this post talking about my experiences—my noble victories and my ignoble defeats— and what I have learned over two decades of having the privilege of membership in what I still consider a noble profession.

I could do that, but I won’t. (more…)

The Articling Revolution Will Be Tweeted

October 26, 2012

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The Law Society of Upper Canada has spoken about the future of articling.

Well, the Benchers sure spoke a lot during the Convocation meeting— motioning to vote, motioning to defer the debate, motioning for a “friendly amendment” to the deferral of the vote, and, amusingly, Treasurer Tom Conway motioning to one Bencher on the phone to press “*6″ and mute his line and stop talking about “Irene”.

Meanwhile,  back at the War Room, my co-panellists and I listened, commented and tweeted. Check out the archive of the live discussion on the Law Society website here(more…)

A Few Modest Proposals to the LSUC on Lawyer Directories

October 16, 2012

I blogged about CanLaw recently in a post entitled “CanLaw Lawyer Directory: Some People Never Learn“.

I received the following reply letter this morning from Arwen Tillman, Counsel, Legal Affairs on behalf of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC): (more…)


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