The College issues a statement on recommended new standards for campus sexual assault investigations that would ensure basic fairness for both the complaining party and the accused student. The recommendations are based on the findings of the Task Force on the Response of Universities and Colleges to Allegations of Sexual Violence. Click here to read the full statement. Click here to read the report.
The College issues a statement on the defunding of Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Click here to read the full statement.
The College welcomed 65 new Fellows at the 2017 Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. Click here to read the list.
Judy Clarke, Fellow and criminal defense attorney, was presented the Griffin Bell Award for Courageous Advocacy at the Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The award is the highest honor conferred on a single individual by the College. In its 53 years of existence, the award has been extended previously only 14 times. Click here to read the press release.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Brown, Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, received Honorary Fellowship from the College at its Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Click here to read the press release.
The latest issue of the Journal, Spring 2017 is now available. Click here to read.
The College issues a statement condemning the recent public statements by President Trump regarding Federal Judge James L. Robart. The College considers such attacks as a direct assault on judicial independence. Click here to read the full statement.
The Judiciary Committee has released the groundbreaking publication, Working Smarter But Not Harder in Canada: The Development of a Unified Approach to Case Management in Civil Litigation. The report was undertaken by the Committee following the release of an earlier report of the committee concerning the use of case management in civil proceedings in the United States. Click here to read the report.
Three Fellows of the College acting as lead attorneys filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims seeking an order requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eliminate unconstitutional delays in the VA appeals system. Click here to read the full press release. Click here to read the petition.