Canada – Strengthening judicial independence and increasing public confidence in the justice system:  Chief Justice of Canada and Minister of Justice sign two key Memoranda of Understanding 

April 28, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada

Judicial independence is a core principle of Canadian democracy and is critical to a well-functioning justice system. This principle is reinforced by a knowledgeable and informed judiciary, which is key to maintaining public confidence in the justice system and the rule of law.

Today, the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada and Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), together with the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) on judicial governance and judicial education.

The MOU on judicial governance recognizes that the principle of judicial independence includes the independence of the CJC in fulfilling its mandate to serve the public. This MOU also advances transparency by setting out key provisions relating to funding requests and the essential role of the CJC in the appointment of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, who is responsible for supporting the CJC’s daily operations.

The MOU on judicial education establishes how the federal government and the CJC engage with one another on this important matter, while honouring constitutional boundaries required by judicial independence and the separation of powers. It recognizes that judicial education is an essential element of Canada’s justice system, that Canada is an international leader in this field, and that initiatives concerning judicial education must be undertaken in a manner that respects judicial independence and embodies transparency and accountability to the public.

The CJC, which is composed of the chief justices and associate chief justices of Canada’s superior courts, is a key pillar of the judicial branch of government. It protects the independence of the judicial system and upholds the highest standards in the conduct and ongoing education of federally appointed judges, all to the benefit of Canadians.  

Justice Tax and Justice League of Credit Join Forces to Save Finances

 Justice Tax is excited to announce their newest partnership with Justice League of Credit. While Justice Tax and Justice League of Credit share the same homestead of Jacksonville, Florida, they both service clients nationwide, bringing tax relief and credit repair to the masses in need.

The utmost goal of Justice Tax is to bring overall financial security to their clients. Clients oftentimes arrive in the arms of Justice Tax afraid, confused, and hurting. Financial distress causes a great deal of anguish, and Justice Tax’s mission is to bring justice to all taxpayers through tax resolution, relieving the burden of financial insecurity. Justice League of Credit provides a service that is of extreme importance to one’s financial health – credit repair. In the United States and beyond, good credit is its own form of currency. Without a clean credit history, citizens struggle to purchase cars, acquire their dream homes, or even things as simple as setting up an installment agreement to pay off a cellphone. The team at Justice League of Credit offers a safe space for clients to turn for financial help, much like Justice Tax.

About Justice League of Credit

Justice League of Credit is a top-of-the-line credit repair company founded by Mark Calvy Jr. If someone has an unmanageable amount of credit card debt, has negative remarks on their credit report, or wants to ensure a financially secure future for themselves and their family, they can work with Justice League of Credit to clean up their credit history. Every client at Justice League of Credit receives the highest quality of service at an affordable price. After an initial consultation, Mr. Calvy personally creates a gameplan for each client, keeping them informed throughout each step of the process. With Justice League of Credit, there is no judgement – only compassion, understanding, and communication coming from a team of experienced credit repair professionals.

“Justice Tax and Justice League of Credit both know that many people are struggling with tax debt and credit history, and we wanted to partner with them so we could let people know that they are not alone,” said Joe Valinho, Founder and President of Justice Tax.

About Justice Tax, LLC 

Incorporated in 2000, Justice Tax, LLC and its predecessors continue our mission to help consumers achieve financial freedom from tax issues. For the past two decades, the founders of Justice Tax, LLC assisted consumers with financial struggles. We have facilitated over $2.2 billion of financial obligations for over 20,000 individuals. There is nothing more important to us than our relationship with our clients. Each interaction we share with our clients is held with the care we would expect ourselves. We strive for complete satisfaction every time – Truth, Justice, and Liberty for all. Call Justice Tax today at 888-756-5763.

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AVA Law Group Eyes Justice for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims as House Bill Passes

 AVA Law Group, a nationwide litigation law firm, announces that it will be representing individuals who were injured by toxic water from tainted wells at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune under new legislation known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.

The bill, which passed the House on March 3 with bipartisan support as part of the larger, comprehensive Honoring Our PACT Act of 2021, would allow military families to seek justice for decades of water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina as a broad piece of toxics legislation that aims to improve benefits for veterans exposed to toxins.

Andrew Van Arsdale, founding partner of AVA Law Group, argued, “The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a long overdue path to justice to recognize the steadfast loyalty Marines have shown this country since 1775.” If the legislation goes on to receive Senate approval and become law, the Act will enable individuals who suffered from on-base water contamination to pursue lawsuits for their illnesses.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act would allow those exposed — even in-utero — to water contamination at the base for at least 30 days between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, to file a claim in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Northern Carolina. To do so, the bill would essentially override a North Carolina legal hurdle that has otherwise made such suits impossible.

“The Marine Corps motto is Sempre Fi, it’s time for our congressional leaders to reward that loyalty of these brave servicemembers and their families and allow them to pursue their day in court,” Van Arsdale added.

Exposures to contaminants — such as trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride and others — at Camp Lejeune likely increased the risk of certain cancers, adverse birth outcomes and other health impacts from the 1950s through February 1985, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

While public health officials have long recognized the health impacts of water contamination from the base, seeking legal recourse has never been an option for victims, due to a strict North Carolina rule called a “statute of repose.” This rule bars claims once a specific amount of time passes following a defendant’s actions. North Carolina is among the few states to have a statute of repose on polluters that prohibits plaintiffs from launching cases if more than 10 years have passed since the contaminating event.

What the Camp Lejeune Justice Act intends to do is waive the defense of the North Carolina statute of repose for the Camp Lejeune claims.

In preparation for the bill’s passing, AVA Law Group is gearing up to assist those individuals who suffered from Camp Lejeune toxic water injuries with their claims and urges anyone who lived on base during those thirty-four years to come forward before the two-year statute proposed by the bill closes on them forever.

“Our armed forces allow every citizen in this country to realize the aspirational dreams of our Country’s forefathers, specifically Liberty and Justice for all. This bill represents the access to Justice that our Marines, their family members, civil servants, and contractors who were exposed to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune deserve,” Van Arsdale concluded.

About AVA Law Group

AVA Law Group is a nationwide firm that represents the people against the powerful. The firm is best known for its work representing victims of childhood sexual abuse in organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the LDS Church, and other large institutions that are known to have harbored sexual predators. AVA Law Group also prides itself on the representation of veterans and has assisted servicemembers over the years in personal injury claims. For more information, please visit AVALaw.com.

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Criminal Justice Partnership brings OSCR360 to Texan Suburb of Fort Worth

WEATHERFORD, TexasFeb. 22, 2022PRLog — OSCR360 was recently spotted in the Weatherford, Texas news, following a joint purchase between three of the community’s local criminal justice agencies. Parker County District Attorney’s Office, Parker County Sheriff’s Office, and Weatherford Police Department teamed together to share costs and equipment, which has brought cutting-edge investigative technology to the agencies. OSCR360 will be used at Parker County crime scenes, crash scenes, and in the courtroom to aid in the criminal justice process.

District Attorney Jeff Swain first discovered OSCR360 at an attorney’s conference last fall. He contacted Police Chief Lance Arnold and Sheriff Russ Authier to explain how OSCR could assist their departments. The system captures 360-degree overall images on-scene. Later, investigators and prosecutors can embed close-up evidence photos, surveillance video, and digital evidence, to create a visual walk-through for courtroom presentation. Ultimately, OSCR360 allows viewers to walk in the shoes of investigators and see the crime scene for themselves.

Arnold and Authier were interested and the group set up a demo with L-Tron.

As quoted from the original news story Authier said, “We are willing to help and work cooperatively with other Parker County law enforcement and respond and assist them with processing their crime scenes as well. [OSCR360] is something that will be good for all of our county’s law enforcement as well as the district attorney’s office.”

(https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/news/local_news/multi…)

While law enforcement funding is not always easy to come by, the Parker County leaders sought out creative means to fund an OSCR360 purchase, without costing taxpayers. Instead, the agencies used forfeiture funds to jointly purchase OSCR360.

In addition to cost sharing and forfeiture funds, law enforcement agencies have sought funding through municipal budget requests and grants through the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Others may request funding through community-sponsored non-profit organizations.

About L-Tron Corporation

L-Tron has partnered with law enforcement agencies for over two decades, and is best-known for its 4910LR Driver’s License Reader for eCitation and OSCR360 (https://www.L-Tron.com/OSCR360). L-Tron proudly “Backs the Blue.”, The company employs retired Police Officers; supports organizations like the Badge of Honor Association, Cookies for a Cop, and Books and Bears; and hosts educational events for Officers.