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Does the court have jurisdiction to vary child support when children are no longer “children of the marriage”?

By  Kristen Woods  in  Family Law   The Ontario Court of Appeal, in  Colucci v Colucci , has clarified the issue of whether courts have ... Read more

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YouTube and broadcasting: applying libel and slander act to internet

By  Richard Worsfold  and  Lauren Kason  in  Litigation   The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that ... Read more

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Join us at our first social event of 2018. Festivus for the best of us!!

Join the Toronto Lawyers Association at our first s ocial event of 2018 on January 25 at Canoe Restaurant . Get reacquainted with your fellow TLA members in this new ... Read more

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New Year, New Targets? The Toronto Lawyers Association has the solution.

Yes, the New Year means renewal, but it also resets all those hard won targets of last year, namely your CPD totals. The Toronto Lawyers Association is here to help with a ... Read more

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New Ontario, Canada employment standards poster available

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a new employment standards poster (link below) to coincide with  new Bill 148 requirements , which took effect on January 1, 2018. ... Read more

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I no longer trust my business partner. What are my options?

By John B. Brennan Circumstances leading to a breakdown in a business relationship are often unforeseen at the outset of the relationship. Whether it be festering ... Read more

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Service of family process abroad must comply with Hague Convention

By Ryan P.R. McNeil As the 1960s “nuclear family” is no longer the norm and Canadians become more accustomed to diverse manifestations of the family model, family ... Read more

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Bill 148 is now the law in Ontario, Canada

Bill 148, the  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , which significantly amends Ontario labour and employment law, has received Royal Assent and is now law. Earlier in ... Read more

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What’s mine is ours? Not if it’s a resulting trust…

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Wills Estates & Trusts Chechui v Nieman  is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the ... Read more

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Real-world ethical problems in sole and small practices, Wed, Nov. 22, 2017, 5-7:00 p.m.

Real-World Ethical Problems in Sole and Small Practices, Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 5-7:00 p.m. TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House Are you doing it ... Read more

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Drafting employment contracts to avoid disputes, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5-7pm

Drafting Employment Contracts to Avoid Disputes, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5-7pm TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House The " gig economy " is ... Read more

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"Appropriate" dispute resolution

By Carolyn Lloyd We've all heard of ADR or "Alternative Dispute Resolution". I'm proposing we re-consider the use of the word "alternative" regarding dispute resolution. It ... Read more

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Advocacy Masterclass - opening and closing statements at civil trial. Wednesday Nov 1, 2017, 3:45-7:00p

Advocacy Masterclass - Opening and Closing Statements at Civil Trial. Wednesday Nov 1, 2017, 3:45-7:00p We are excited to announce one of our more interesting Nutshell ... Read more

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Death By Choice: medically assisted dying in Canada. A TLA Nutshell seminar. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5-7:00 p.m.

The topic of medically assisted dying is coming up more frequently in your conversations with colleagues and clients – even if it doesn’t have a direct bearing on your ... Read more

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"Advising a business: start-up to exit" TLA Nutshell, Wednesday October 25, 2017, 5-7:30pm.

Do you become a little tentative when corporate clients seek your advice on business matters? Do you freeze up when a client mentions an estate freeze? You'll feel like the ... Read more

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Littler Global's 2nd annual Canada Conference

  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch ... Read more

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Execution of wills in Ontario

By  Jennifer Corak Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The ... Read more

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7th annual TLA ethics & professionalism seminar, Wednesday October 18, 2017

Clients make the practice of law possible: how much influence do they have? Not just an interesting question, but the topic of our 7th Annual Current Topics in Ethics & ... Read more

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Ontario, Canada: employer sentenced to 30 days in prison for nonpayment of wages

The former owner of two defunct businesses has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for nonpayment of more than $125,000 in wages owed to 43 employees. The employer was convicted ... Read more

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If joint tenants die at the same time, what happens?

In a recent blog post , I discussed common disaster clauses. A question I have been faced with which is related to the topic of common disaster clauses is the question of ... Read more

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