profile
NEW Smith's client sentenced for manslaughter after facing first-degree murder charge

Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith ’s client was charged with first-degree murder but before the matter went to trial, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was ... Read more

profile
Plan for the holidays to avoid last-minute court bottlenecks

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays when it comes to scheduling parenting duties, says Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson . Separated or ... Read more

profile
Time a stumbling block in tech revolution

One of the biggest obstacles preventing lawyers and law firms from taking advantage of advanced technologies is a scarcity of time, says Vaughan real estate lawyer Andrew ... Read more

profile
Case management may bring order to chaos of guardianship dispute

As the population ages, disputes over the appointment of a guardian of property or personal care for incapable individuals made under the Substitute Decisions Act ... Read more

profile
TLA announces its 2017 awards

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has announced that Dale Ponder will be awarded the TLA’s 2017 Award of Distinction and Stephen A. Thiele as the 2017 recipient ... Read more

profile
Proceed with caution in partnership disputes: Neil Paris

Disputes between business partners can take an ugly turn if stakeholders ignore their legal obligations and let their emotions take over, warns Toronto commercial litigator Neil ... Read more

profile
Focus on ideal fit when seeking new legal position

For lawyers considering a new career opportunity, focusing on how you will fit into a prospective work environment is critical in order to avoid “going from the frying ... Read more

profile
Canada's patent fast track pays off for tech firm

Patent holders can gain strategic leverage over potential infringers by taking advantage of Canada's fast-track application process, writes Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar ... Read more

profile
Legality of evading toll and red light systems in Ontario

By Nathan N. Baker  Under s. 191.3 of the Highway Traffic Act , you may not engage in any activity or use any device to evade, obstruct or interfere with an electronic toll system. A police ... Read more


News
Recommendation to remove judge reflects rejection of stereotypes in sex abuse cases
profile

CALGARY — An inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council says a judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn't just keep her knees ... Read more

Unlimited vacation not an impossible perk to manage
profile

Unlimited vacation can be a “tremendous” hiring perk but should be carefully managed with well-drafted policies and agreements for employees, says Toronto employment ... Read more

Rediscovering a loving parent after alienation: what therapy works?
profile

A growing body of academic research supports the need to offer specialized programs for families torn apart by parental alienation, says Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer . ... Read more

Team approach key to family wealth protection, management
profile

Given the increasingly complex nature of the investment marketplace, an all-inclusive approach, featuring an integrated team of professionals, is likely the best strategy when it ... Read more

Objections to lawyer’s spirited defence of Ghomeshi ‘misplaced’
profile

In defending Jian Ghomeshi successfully, Marie Henein did what any defence lawyer is mandated to do — and those who fault her for being an effective female advocate in ... Read more

Lack of regulation for care, monitoring of donors 'concerning'
profile

Although Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells Global News that the services offered at Canadian fertility clinics in Canada are “generally ... Read more

CRA takes too long to resolve tax objections, says audit
profile

OTTAWA — The federal government takes months — sometimes years — to make decisions, costing Canadians time and money when it comes to resolving ... Read more

Hicks will consult client about appeal after verdict
profile

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks says he will be exploring with his client the option of launching an appeal after a jury convicted the Hamilton man of ... Read more

Internal investigations officer like 'preventative medicine'
profile

Employers need properly trained workplace investigators to investigate employee complaints or face the possibility of stiff financial penalties or orders from the Ministry of ... Read more

Get smart: marketing tips for lawyers
profile

Branding is essential for lawyers looking to build or expand their networks, and by extension, their professional opportunities, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. ... Read more

The mobile lawyer: a new service delivery model
profile

Lawyers need to start thinking beyond traditional models of service delivery to explore how technology can help them provide a more streamlined and cost-effective service ... Read more

View more articles >
Opinion
Upcoming changes to the Ontario Land Transfer Tax Act
profile

By Suzana Popovic-Montag  Proposed changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act The Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016 (Bill ... Read more

The ins and outs of vacations in Ontario
profile

By Stuart Rudner  and Cody Yorke With the winter holidays fast approaching, as well as the end of the year, we thought it would be a good time to address issues surrounding employee ... Read more

More than $500,000 in legal costs for a family of modest means
profile

By Cathryn Paul  In the 2016 costs decision in the case of Jackson v. Mayerle , Justice Pazaratz of the Superior Court of Ontario makes stinging comments about the impact of high ... Read more

What to wear to court
profile

By Reesa Heft  When I started writing the first blog for the Heft Law website, I realized that it would be more fun to write a “fashionista” blog than a law blog. So for ... Read more

Retroactive child support and adult children
profile

By Andrew Feldstein  Brown v. Kucher , 2016 CarswellBC 1664 (B.C. C.A.): In this case, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the mother’s appeal for retroactive child support ... Read more

Discriminatory wills and disinheritance
profile

By Ian Hull  How far can one’s discriminatory beliefs endure in regard to estate planning? We previously blogged about the Ontario case of Spence v. BMO Trust ... Read more

Are you ready for the new code of ethics bidding requirements?
profile

By Patricia Harris  As a construction company that actively bids and works on larger infrastructure projects, you will likely be required to provide a signed certification in response to future ... Read more

Driveway meeting results in drug trafficking charges
profile

By Stacey Nichols  Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can make a bad situation even worse. Behaviour that seems suspicious may be enough for police to come checking on a ... Read more

Six reasons why lawyers should never buy Twitter followers
profile

By Jana Schilder  childer With Twitter, and all other social media, what lawyers are really after is increasing their reputation on social networks as well as increasing “likes” and ... Read more

Meditation as a performance tool
profile

By Jane Southren  Lawyers work in a demanding profession. Stress levels are high. Burnout is rampant. Sacrifices made to advance our careers can have a pretty significant effect on our personal ... Read more

Expert evidence needed when moving to dismiss malpractice claim
profile

By Lonny Rosen  and Elyse Sunshine Unfortunately for health professionals in all disciplines and practice settings, a malpractice action can be commenced any time a patient or ... Read more

View more articles >
BICOToronto Lawyers AssociationMKD InternationalFeldstein Family LawLegal Print & Copy Inc.Kenneth Pope Police BlotterDaily Dockets
Blogroll