Federal Court Decision re: Justice Smith

2020 FC 629 presents the reasons of the Federal Court, Justice Russel Zinn, in the application for judicial review by Justice Patrick Smith. Justice Smith wishes to express his thanks to the members of the TBLA for their support throughout this difficult process.  This decision is also available on CanLII.

Annual General Meeting – June 10, 2020

The AGM that was previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Victoria Inn has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 as a web meeting.  A meeting invitation with connection details will be emailed to the membership prior to the meeting, along with the meeting documents.

Law Day  – cancelled

Law Day is celebrated annually in Thunder Bay with a competition for the Justice Wright trophy and an open house!  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mock trials competition between local high school teams that was scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 was cancelled, as well as the Courthouse Open House scheduled for April 7th.

Law Ball – cancelled

The annual Law Ball gala on May 9th has been cancelled. The Social Committee is now focusing on planning the 2021 gala.

Golf Tournament 2020 – delayed

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the annual golf tournament scheduled for July 14th at the Fort William Country Club has been CANCELLED.  Pending the lifting of restrictions, it may be rescheduled to mid-fall.  Only backyard putting practice for now!

2020 TBLA Fall Conference

The Fall Conference will take place on October 29th & 30th at the Victoria Inn. For more information on this event and previous Conference events please check our TBLA Fall Conference page.

Professional Links

The Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association