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Term 'custody' takes on too much weight

While the word “custody” certainly has merit in a family law proceeding, individuals tend to overemphasize the importance of the term, says Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

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Stay of proceedings granted in only 'clearest of cases'

Toronto criminal lawyer Adam Forbes says the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that the remedy of a stay of proceedings is reserved for the ... Read more

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Cohen nominated as Changemaker for fertility law

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen as been nominated for inclusion in this year’s Top 25 Most Influential feature in Canadian Lawyer magazine for her role ... Read more

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The flexibility of an evolving law profession

As the law profession evolves, there’s more flexibility for lawyers to configure the practice they want in the location that suits them best, Toronto and Prince Edward ... Read more

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Initiative targets dental elder abuse

By Suzana Popovic-Montag  Neglected oral health is an overlooked form of elder abuse. According to Dr. Natalie Archer, a dental surgeon specializing in the care of elderly patients, a great ... Read more

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Benchmark Canada recognizes Cherniak in 2015 rankings

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has been recognized as a top Ontario litigator in the 2015 Benchmark Canada guide . This marks the fourth year in a row that ... Read more


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Comparison to movie villain ‘Tuco’ not defamatory
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Toronto defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff says a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, which dismissed a defamation action brought by a Toronto defence lawyer, provides further ... Read more

SCC ruling on juries is the right decision
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A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has found that accused persons aren’t entitled to a jury that includes members of their own race or religion but only that impartiality is ... Read more

Lower insurance rates must not come at expense of accident victims
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Lawyers at McLeish Orlando LLP , in their role as members of the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA), have taken a stand against proposed cuts to auto insurance benefits that will ... Read more

Creating an appropriate dispute resolution action plan
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Toronto arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman recently spoke at an ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) event, sharing tips and strategies for devising an “Appropriate Dispute ... Read more

Boutet eyed as top Changemaker
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Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet has been nominated for inclusion in this year’s Top 25 Most Influential feature in Canadian Lawyer magazine for her integral role ... Read more

Request for sole custody order denied after 27-day marriage
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A series of requested actions – including an interim sole custody order – have been dismissed by an Ontario Superior Court justice who told a couple whose ... Read more

The merits of the meeting room on demand
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Renting a conference room on demand is an increasingly popular option for lawyers who no longer situate their offices in expensive downtown areas but still want to meet clients in ... Read more

ECFAA provides broader oversight of patient care
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Ontario’s Excellent Care for All Act has placed more emphasis on the role of hospital boards and executives in the oversight of patient quality of care, says Toronto ... Read more

Quebec considers allowing women over 42 to get in vitro treatment
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Quebec is proposing changes to its in vitro fertilization legislation that could allow women over 42 to have access to the program. Until now Bill 20 provided for the ... Read more

Province to face trial in lawsuit over toddler's death
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TORONTO – An Ontario judge says the provincial government must face trial in a lawsuit filed by the family of a two-year-old girl who died in an unlicensed daycare three ... Read more

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Seven ways personal injury firms can benefit from PR
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By Jana Schilder  Let’s face it: the biggest problem personal injury lawyers and law firms face is how to remain relevant and top-of-mind with the general public as well as important ... Read more

Capacity to form the intention to live separate and apart
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By Mary Wahbi  This is the first article in a three-part series discussing the powers and limits of an attorney, acting under a power of attorney for property, in the context of family law. ... Read more

Recommendations of the Children’s Lawyer: Are they binding?
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By Ron Shulman  In Ontario, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is primarily tasked with representing children under the age of 18 in court cases involving custody, access and ... Read more

Personal directives in Nova Scotia
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By Ian Hull  In Nova Scotia, the Personal Directive Act SNS 2008, c8, came into force on April 1, 2010. Approximately five years later, the court in that province heard and ... Read more

Is your employment contract a problem?
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By Nicole Simes  You have been terminated. Your company provides you with a termination letter indicating how much it will pay you. Is it enough? The letter says that the company will pay ... Read more

Accident benefits for Ontario injury clients
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By Najma Rashid  It seems like only yesterday that I wrote an article about the changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule that took effect on Sept. 1, 2010. The accident benefits ... Read more

Dentists responsible for fees billed in their name: Board
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine There is a clear message that can be taken from a recent decision of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board ... Read more

Employees behaving badly
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By Inga Andriessen  Ah, nothing like a few pints (well, maybe more than few) and a soccer match to bring out the hooligan in some people: you all know what I’m writing about. I’m ... Read more

What is an integrated domestic violence court?
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By John Navarrete  Family matters are often complex. That complexity, along with the emotions that often accompany issues that arise regarding families, can lead to situations escalating to a ... Read more

Digital asset estate planning issues
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By Jasmine Sweatman  Much has been written recently about digital assets and the need to specifically plan for them after you pass away. Many testators simply leave lists of online accounts and ... Read more

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