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Smith to argue constitutionality of consecutive parole ineligibility

Toronto criminal lawyers Tyler Smith and Richard Litkowski will argue in Superior Court that a law enacted by the former Harper government giving judges ... Read more

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TTC drug tests don't broaden policy options for employers: MacLeod

Two Toronto Transit Commission workers failed random drug tests on the first day of agency's new policy, but that doesn't necessarily justify it, says Toronto employment ... Read more

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Property rights not automatic for separating common-law spouses

Separating common-law spouses don't share the same property rights as married couples going through a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman . "The ... Read more

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Why cashing in your RRSPs is never a good idea

Dipping into your RRSPs before retirement is one of the worst financial mistakes a person can make — even after an accident leaves you unable to work, says Easy Legal ... Read more

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How to find the right arbitrator

Choosing the right arbitrator is one of the most critical decisions a party can make during alternative dispute resolution, says Toronto litigator and commercial ... Read more

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In law firms, document automation is no longer an option

Document automation technology will never replace lawyers but the changes that software such as Toronto-based Korbitec Inc. ’s Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) can ... Read more

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Changing employee’s shifts after medical leave is discrimination

By Nicole Simes Many employees require a medical leave at some point during their career. Often the difficult period begins when they return to work and are not supported. Employees ... Read more

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Protecting gifts and inheritances in family law

By Jennifer Samara Shuber In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of economic partnership. As such, at the end of the marriage, under Ontario law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth ... Read more


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Labour report recommends 'more equitable' treatment for employees: Greenspan
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TORONTO — A report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends all employees be granted a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year. The Changing Workplaces ... Read more

Irrelevant factors and other concerning trends in notice period cases
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Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher is noticing some troubling trends in wrongful dismissal cases, he tells AdvocateDaily.com . Fisher, who created ... Read more

What separating spouses can learn from the Brangelina split
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Separating spouses can learn from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie breakup, says Toronto-area family lawyer Reesa Heft . "Making your marital issues public, involving ... Read more

Trusts and estates law a family affair for Mills
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Toronto trusts and estates lawyer David Mills ’ forebears set high standards at Mills & Mills LLP , the oldest law firm in Canada with a continuous family presence. ... Read more

PPPs offer higher contribution caps than RRSPs
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INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp. founder and CEO Jean-Pierre Laporte has a plan to help lawyers and other small business owners save more for retirement. Laporte ... Read more

Case may signal shift to Americanization of corporate prosecutions
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The outcome of the upcoming trial of a Quebec company on a charge of criminal negligence causing death will be precedent-setting, as a conviction would signal a turn toward ... Read more

Take care when signing employment contract, preparing for mediation
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In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Ontario employment lawyer Stuart Rudner discussed the importance of reading the fine print in your employment contract and ... Read more

Unpaid personal leave for workers could cause hardship for employers
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TORONTO — A report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends all employees be granted a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year. The Changing Workplaces ... Read more

Lawyers show off acting chops in fundraising play
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Lawyers and judges will hit the stage in Hamilton for a production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution in June to benefit a local children's fund and a ... Read more

Title insurance: a primer for homeowners
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Title insurance beats out solicitors' opinions for budget-conscious home buyers, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells AdvocateDaily.com . In fact, Laredo, ... Read more

Court signals when the clock starts running
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (COA) decision will have significant implications in future cases involving professional negligence, says Toronto litigation lawyer ... Read more

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The lawyer’s estate planning retainer with a married couple
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By Ian Hull As an estate planner and a lawyer, it is important to remember that when creating an estate plan, familial relations may turn negative. It becomes crucial for estate planners ... Read more

‘Belligerent’ patient not an excuse for unprofessional behaviour
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By Lonny Rosen & Elyse Sunshine The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario required a gastroenterologist to attend at the College to be cautioned ... Read more

‘Best efforts’ in a contract means what?
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By Kathy O'Brien Have you ever signed a contract that imposed an obligation on you to make “best efforts” to achieve something (like obtain a landlord’s consent or a ... Read more

Planning to succeed
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By Inga Andriessen Starting a new business is an exciting time for a business owner. Many times, the idea to start a business comes up quickly and spontaneously. While the desire to move quickly ... Read more

Conducting a variation of retroactive support analysis
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By Andrew Feldstein In this recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal, the court provides a useful and much-needed reminder with respect to the proper framework for conducting a variation ... Read more

Setting laws for driving under the influence of pot will be tough
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By Joseph Neuberger As most Canadians are aware, the federal government has vowed to legalize marijuana in this country. Part of the plan includes changes to laws covering driving under the ... Read more

Keeping your family informed
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By Dennis Nerland Your children are your greatest legacy. If they are trusted to be the custodians of your business and wealth, at the very least they should be informed about the basics of ... Read more

Motorcycle safety series: riding gear – protect your skin
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By Joseph Cescon and Bryan Sansom, articling student Now that the warm weather has arrived, motorcyclists are hitting the road. While it’s a great time of year to ride your bike to ... Read more

Hospital boards and professional staff credentialing
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By Kate Dewhirst As you may know, the Auditor General released a report criticizing the Public Hospitals Act professional staff appointment appeals process for being time-consuming ... Read more

Domestic violence and the workplace
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By Heather Hettiarachchi Few would pause to consider that domestic violence (DV) and the workplace could be connected in some way and that DV can have an impact on the workplace. However, recent ... Read more

The dark side of lawyer social media
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By Samantha Collier As you know, I like to go against the grain in the social media for law firms realm. I’m taking my advice and blogging about something that nobody wants to talk about ... Read more

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