Archived News

Archived News

PRACTICE DIRECTION General-28

Occasionally, the presiding judge in a court hearing, pre-trial, case management or settlement conference will direct material to be sent to them for review on an urgent or time sensitive basis.

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PRACTICE DIRECTION General-27

Before a party or a witness for a party is called to give evidence, the party or counsel must advise the court clerk whether that witness prefers to swear an oath or affirm.

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Notice to the Profession and the Public

With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Summary Conviction Appeal forms will be changed to read Rex instead of Regina and the criminal forms attached to multiple criminal practice directions will be changed to read His Majesty the King instead of Her Majesty the Queen.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Clinic

The Yukon Legal Services Society, funded by Justice Canada, has opened a new Clinic providing free and confidential legal advice and information related to workplace sexual harassment (WSH).

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Changes to the Wills Act

Please note that on May 1, 2021 the Act to Amend the Wills Act 2020 will come into force. The changes will affect how wills must be made and administered in the Yukon.

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Notice to Members: COVID-19 Update

The Law Society of Yukon continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health risk. As cases increase in Yukon and across the country, more restrictions are being announced.

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National Criminal Law Program

2020 National Criminal Law Program announces their registration is open. This year’s event focusses on criminal procedure, ethics and The Charter.

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Ransomware Advisory

Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner, Diane McLeod-McKay has released an updated guidance document on ransomware

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