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What should you expect from your first meeting with a family lawyer?

  By  Patricia Gordon Clients are often apprehensive about their first meeting with a family lawyer. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety and coming ... Read more

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Call out for another CourtCall demonstration. Sept. 19, 2017. 6-7 pm.

Call Out for Another CourtCall Demonstration. We're offering another CourtCall experience to demonstrate how easy it can be to manage certain Civil Practice Commercial List ... Read more

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TLA Nutshell Seminar: the family lawyer as quarterback. Wed. Sept. 13, 2017. 5-7pm

Does specializing in Family Law mean your clients expect you to know a little about everything; answering questions about the potential conflicts of their family issues with ... Read more

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Employment Law Update 2017

Employment Law Update 2017 Littler has always been ahead of the curve in recognizing trends, predicting results, and providing practical, proactive ... Read more

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TLA's "Build a Better Articling Student" continues with the Head Start Program. September 19, 2017.

TLA's "Build a Better Articling Student" continues with the Head Start Program. September 19, 2017. Many law students starting Articles face a daunting learning curve. ... Read more

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Best Lawyers recognizes 34 Lerners lawyers as leading practitioners

Lerners is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Inclusion in the publication is an acknowledgement ... Read more

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To tag or drag – that is the question

By Daniel Thomson   I am often asked to explain what a “Tag-Along” (a.k.a. “Piggyback”) right is or what it means to be subject to a ... Read more

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Rights of a surviving spouse against the estate of his or her deceased spouse

By Meghan O'Neil In  my last blog , I outlined the rights a common law partner has against the estate of his or her deceased partner. As mentioned in that blog, a ... Read more

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Bill 148 amendments to Ontario’s employment standards and labour laws

By George Vassos This has been a roller coaster ride like no other for HR professionals. The ride started in May 2015 when the Ontario government appointed two special ... Read more

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"Build a Better Articling Student": TLA's Nutshell Seminars for students starting their articling.

Big Bay Street law firms and accounting houses traditionally set aside a number of days to help their articling students with the transition from school to office. A varied ... Read more

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New Government of Canada website means registered charities should update their tax receipts

By Heather Keachie Registered charities in Canada enjoy certain privileges under the Income Tax Act , including issuing tax receipts to donors. Regulation 3501 of the ... Read more

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Summer issue of The Lawrences Letter

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available . Articles include important changes to the Principal Residence Exemption, new rules for filing corporate records, and when ... Read more

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TLA brings you "Build a Better Articling Student," starting with Court Orientation Tours

Building on a highly successful 2016 start to articling season, the TLA is reprising its series of Nutshell seminars aimed at helping students make the leap from law school to law ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario Superior Court of Justice finds against employee in negative job reference dispute

Background The plaintiff was employed by Stokes Economic Consulting from March 2011 until he was dismissed without cause in December 2013. The plaintiff requested that his ... Read more

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Littler global guide - Canada - Q1 2017

Minimum Wage New Order or Decree The minimum wage in British Columbia will rise by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour in mid-September. The minimum wage was raised to $10.85 an ... Read more

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Court finally recognizes rights of children of unmarried parents

By Patricia Gordon As I have noted in my previous blog entries , the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures. This month, the court took a long-awaited ... Read more

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Traditional homeowners’ insurance on a collision course with the sharing economy

by Laura Emmett   (As published in Claims Canada, February/March 2017) THE RISE OF THE SHARING ECONOMY Consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing ... Read more

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Family law reform and access to justice

By Carolyn Lloyd There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find ... Read more

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TLA's Summer Patio Pub Event, Wed. August 2nd, 2017, 6-8pm

The TLA has the perfect remedy for the “summer’s half over and I haven’t been on a patio yet” blues. We’re hosting an evening at the  Oasis ... Read more

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Ed Upenieks receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lawrences ' head of Litigation, Ed Upenieks , was recently honoured with the Peel Law Association's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for "substantial contributions made to the ... Read more

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