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The Advocates' Society Voices Support for the Evacuation of Judges and Lawyers in Afghanistan

Posted on 8/23/2021
The Advocates’ Society expresses its profound concern for the safety of legal professionals working in Afghanistan following the return of Taliban rule...

The Advocates' Society Condemns Hiring of PI for Surveillance of Chief Justice Glenn Joyal

Posted on 7/13/2021
The Advocates' Society condemns the hiring of a private investigator to conduct surveillance of Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench and the threat this action poses to the principle of judicial independence...

TAS Welcomes new President Deborah E. Palter at End of Term 2021

Posted on 6/18/2021
The Advocates' Society welcomed new President Deborah E. Palter at its annual End of Term event on June 17, 2021. The virtual event featured a fireside chat with The Hon. Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada. Full release here...

TAS releases much-anticipated Modern Advocacy Task Force Final Report

Posted on 6/14/2021
Today, TAS’s Modern Advocacy Task Force releases The Right to be Heard: The Future of Advocacy in Canada. This Final Report is the result of a year of research, analysis, consultation, and deliberations regarding the Task Force’s recommendations...

BC Supreme Court Responds to TAS Efforts to Encourage Advocacy Opportunities for Junior Counsel

Posted on 3/3/2021
Further to a request from former BC Regional Advisory Committee Chair, now The Hon. Justice Simon Coval, to The Hon. Justice Ronald Skolrood in November 2020, seeking support from the Court to encourage advocacy opportunities for junior counsel...