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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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Canada: Ontario government's proposed legislation to "create fairer and better workplaces" includes $15 minimum wage and equal pay for part-time and full-time workers

On May 30, 2017, the Ontario government issued its response to a Final Report recently released by two Special Advisors as part of their Changing Workplaces Review. 1  This ... Read more

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"Build a better student; legal writing for students and new lawyers: writing effective memoranda of law." Thursday, October 5, 2017. 5-6:45pm

Our "Build a Better Student" continues with " Legal writing for students and new lawyers: Writing effective memoranda of law." Thursday, October 5, 2017. Registration opens at ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario special advisers make 173 recommendations in their final report on the changing workplace

In May 2015, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisers (Michael Mitchell and The Honourable John C. Murray) to review the modern-day workplace and to consider whether ... Read more

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Second Annual Canada Conference: International Labour and Employment Law for Companies in Canada

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 will ... Read more

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"Build a Better Articling Student" series continues with articling students and Masters' motions. Sept. 27, 4-7 pm

Our "Build a Better Articling Student" series continues with Articling Students and Masters' Motions . September 27, 4-7 p.m. Professionalism is required in any legal ... Read more

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Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q2 2017

Alberta: New Law Overhauls Most of Workplace Law New Legislation Enacted The new “Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act” substantially changes the  ... Read more

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Alberta court issues Canada's first cyber coverage decision in The Brick v. Chubb

By Anne Juntunen In an article written for Claims Canada, insurance defence lawyer, Anne Juntunen discusses Canada's first cyber coverage decision in The Brick v. Chubb. ... Read more

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Ontario Superior Court applies anti-SLAPP law to protect free expression on public interest environmental issues: United Soils Management Ltd. v. Mohammed, 2017 ONSC 4450

By Jacob Damstra SLAPP Suits and Anti-SLAPP Legislation A strategic lawsuit against public participation – a “SLAPP” suit – or “gag ... Read more

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