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NEW Former, current PMO staff speaking outside court is bad optics

Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger says a former director inside the Prime Minister’s Office who was being cross-examined at the Mike Duffy trial may not have acted ... Read more

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Keep ethics in mind when approached for second opinion

When approached to provide second opinions in legal matters, counsel should always act ethically and avoid over-promising results simply to scoop the first lawyer’s client, ... Read more

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Educational seminar useful tool for networking followup

When it comes to following up with a potential client, educational marketing is an approach that can be used by lawyers in big or small firms, and at any career stage, lawyer ... Read more

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Elections must not only be fair, but also legally sound

By Hugh Scher  As the summer months end, Canadians are now giving greater consideration to the issues raised by the upcoming federal election. As important as the broader questions ... Read more

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Preparing for the future in your business

By Inga Andriessen  It’s still summer, we’ve almost got one quarter left in this calendar year – are you prepared? When thinking about preparation within the context of a ... Read more


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Tar Ponds court action shut down, deemed too costly
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HALIFAX – The law firm that represents Cape Breton residents who launched a class-action lawsuit claiming the Sydney tar ponds exposed them to contaminants has concluded the ... Read more

G20 officer ruling shows 'shift in courts'
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A disciplinary hearing’s finding that a senior Toronto Police officer is guilty of three offences related to his conduct during the G20 protests is a good outcome but ... Read more

Difficult to prove artwork plagiarized
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Claims by an American artist that an installation for the Pan Am Games in Toronto is a rip off of his work would face difficult hurdles if the case went to court on copyright ... Read more

Employers must quickly investigate harassment claims
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In situations where an employee is accusing a colleague or superior of sexual harassment, employers should be sure to conduct a fair and impartial investigation, Toronto ... Read more

Anti-cyberbullying law challenged in court as unconstitutional
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HALIFAX – A judge has agreed to hear arguments on whether Nova Scotia's groundbreaking anti-cyberbullying law violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms after upholding a ... Read more

Ashley Madison data breach not likely to impact divorce cases
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Being exposed as a member of adultery website Ashley Madison is unlikely to play a large role in future divorce proceedings in Canada, Greater Toronto-area family lawyer ... Read more

Senior Toronto officer found guilty after G20 disciplinary hearing
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TORONTO – The most senior police officer charged over mass arrests made during the Toronto's G20 summit five years ago has been found guilty on three out of five offences at ... Read more

More discussion needed on language by bar associations
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The 2015 annual general meeting in Chicago of the American Bar Association focused on issues relating to language diversity and access to justice — a topic that Brampton ... Read more

Unclear how firearm marking will help solve crime
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Toronto criminal lawyer Matthew Friedberg says Ottawa’s decision to delay its implementation of new regulations intended to help trace firearms is good as it ... Read more

DSM Computing Solutions Inc. provides custom IT for law firms
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DSM Computing Solutions Inc. provides customized IT service that includes access to a highly secure, private and centralized data centre to house computing systems ... Read more

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Resist making promises you can't keep
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By Darryl Singer  The plaintiff personal injury business is more competitive than ever. Thus, when meeting with a potential personal injury client for the first time, you may well be tempted to ... Read more

Declarations for OHIP coverage of out-of-country treatment
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By Lonny Rosen  Doctors are wise not to bow to pressure to provide patients with declarations to apply for Ontario Health Insurance Plan coverage for out-of-country treatment. ... Read more

School bus safety tips
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By Alison Burrison  In honour of the autumn season, I want to share my top five tips to help you share the road with school buses and keeping the children in our communities safe. School buses can ... Read more

Power of attorney for personal care, quality of life planning
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  An article I posted on Twitter yesterday asked the question, “ Is a financial plan enough ?” The article raises the importance of what the author calls ... Read more

Addiction, human rights and employment
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By Nicole Simes  A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision sheds light on the interaction between human rights, addiction, and health and safety. The decision The Alberta ... Read more

What you should know about being pulled over — Part 2
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By Joseph Neuberger  In our last post we focused on reasons why a Toronto police officer might pull a vehicle over. Since under certain circumstances a traffic stop can lead to serious ... Read more

Having an affair – the Ashley Madison leak
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By Nathalie Boutet  The Ashley Madison leak is sending ripples of fear through millions of people right now. Whether you used the site or have a suspicion that your spouse has, here are some tips ... Read more

Court invalidates termination clause in employment contract
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By Arthur Zeilikman  The Ontario Divisional Court has affirmed the lower court’s decision in Miller v. A.B.M. Canada Inc. , 2015 ONSC 1566. The appeal was by the employer from the ... Read more

Back-to-school safety tips for parents
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By Patrick Brown  With September fast approaching, it is almost time for students here in Toronto and across the country to head back to school. This time of year makes parents and personal ... Read more

What you should know about being pulled over - Part 1
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By John Navarrete  No one wants to be pulled over by police. This is true for a variety of reasons. While a traffic ticket is certainly not desirable, if the stop leads to more serious criminal ... Read more

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