In The Press

In The Press

2020

October 20, 2020
The Lawyer’s Daily
A defence of self-defence schools closed during COVID-19: Part two
By Lorne Sabsay
“An essential component of any response to any threat of harm to the population, such as COVID-19, is the assurance that the equal and appropriate application of the law is maintained at the same time.” Read more >

October 19, 2020
The Lawyer’s Daily
A defence of self-defence schools closed during COVID-19: Part one
By Lorne Sabsay
“While all right-thinking people understand the need to control the virus and “flatten the curve,” we also understand the need to balance such controls with the mental health and welfare of our citizens and the economy.” Read more >

November 21, 2020
Osgoode Hall Law School
Lorne Sabsay: The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice. Find out more >

December 5, 2020
Osgoode Hall Law School
Lorne Sabsay: The Osgoode Certificate in Handling Summary Conviction Offences. Find out more >

2019

October 24, 2019
Al Soufi’s lawyer says events after Bernier protest were disturbing for ‘my client and his family’
The Hamilton Spectator
Alaa Al Soufi, 27, from Toronto, is charged with two counts of intimidation, two counts of disguise with intent and causing a disturbance. He is the only one among the four charged who was not arrested at the event. 

This is an “extremely stressful time” for Al Soufi, said his lawyer Lorne Sabsay.

October 23, 2019
Son of Soufi’s owners charged in protest of People’s Party event
The Globe and Mail
Lorne Sabsay, Mr. Al-Soufi’s lawyer, said that he and his client are not yet sure how they will proceed, given that Mr. Al-Soufi was only arrested Wednesday morning.
“We’ve yet to see any evidence at all,” Mr. Sabsay said. “So it is way too early to be able to say what our approach is going to be to these charges.”

October 5, 2019
The Liberals promise to expand drug treatment courts — but will this reduce harm?
Global News
“This kind of commitment amongst other drug treatment services is an incredibly positive step not just for those people who suffer from addiction who have come into contact with the criminal law as a result, but also for the ongoing opioid crisis for the people who are dying,” said Lorne Sabsay, executive director of the Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals.

2018

Our work in “Mohamed v. Information Systems Architects Inc., 2018 ONCA 428” was named among the 7 most important employment cases of 2018. Sabsay Lawyers represented Mitchum Mohamed (the Respondent). The summary judgment against Information System Architects (ISA) was that they did not have the right to fire him, and in fact, breached a termination clause in Mr. Mohamed’s contract.

September 14, 2018
My concussion is the best thing that’s happened to me
The Globe and Mail

August 7, 2018
Canadian Tire case blurs lines between independent contractors and employees
The Lawyer’s Daily

May 28, 2018
OCA ruling to influence firing decisions by employers
Law Times

May 23, 2018
A look inside drug treatment courts, by those who know
The Lawyer’s Daily

May 14, 2018
Sabsay Lawyers on Contract Law: Court of Appeal finds for good faith
Labour Pains

February 9, 2018
Why we need drug treatment courts
The Lawyer’s Daily

2017

2016

Older Media Interviews

March 18, 2014
Judge tosses drunk-driving charges for woman filmed while using OPP toilet
The Toronto Star

January 5, 2010
Search warrants don’t give police carte blanche powers
Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association Newsletter

May 19, 2009
Revising the Comfort Zone raids
NOW Magazine

December 16, 2006
Criminalizing Refugee Assistance
by Lorne Sabsay and Angela Ruffo