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How to be successful in small claims court

If litigants don’t adequately prepare for small claims court, even a successful judgment won’t help them recoup any money, says Toronto litigator  François ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: when should I go to small claims court?

By Timothy N. Sullivan The Small Claims Court jurisdiction permits cases of a total amount value of $25,000 plus interest, plus costs. (This value was raised from $10,000 in ... Read more

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Personal injury work revs Bennett's engine

In his early days of practice, Kitchener civil litigator Graham Bennett cut his teeth in northern Ontario’s criminal and civil courts. “It was a great ... Read more

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Supreme Court awards driver damages in claim against insurer

The reverberations of a Supreme Court of Canada decision to award a Nova Scotia man damages in a claim against his insurance company will likely be felt in courtrooms across the ... Read more

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OBA Foundation looking for applications for fellowships

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Foundation is currently accepting applications for two fellowships for the 2017-18 term, says Toronto business lawyer and OBA Foundation ... Read more

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The CSI effect: managing client expectations

Mutually beneficial relationships help the legal system work smoothly so lawyers should be patient and candid with upset clients, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator ... Read more

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Court of Appeal releases important decision on jurisdiction

By Michael Lesage Recently, the Court of Appeal released an important decision governing which class actions may properly be brought in Ontario courts. In  Excalibur ... Read more

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Cutting prelims would 'wreak havoc' on fairness of system

Although Ontario’s attorney general has called for the federal government to curtail the use of preliminary inquiries in most criminal cases in order to shorten delays in ... Read more

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Failed Starbucks lawsuit highlights high burden of proof

A B.C. woman’s unsuccessful lawsuit against Starbucks after she burned her legs with tea reinforces that it’s not enough to simply show a product is dangerous, says ... Read more

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Court agrees to hear insurance claim for diminished value

The case of a driver suing his insurance company for the diminished value of his luxury car following an accident may the first of its kind in Ontario, but it likely won’t ... Read more

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How many lawyers does it take to send a letter?

Ontario’s antiquated courts system penalizes sole practitioners and their clients by complicating even the simplest tasks like mailing out a letter, says ... Read more

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Women lawyers work harder to gain same level of respect

In general, sexism is something women in the legal profession have learned to deal with on a day-to-day basis, Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor tells The ... Read more

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Law Contractor launches business bundles, flat-fee pricing

Edmonton lawyer  Kirk Goodman isn’t afraid of rocking the legal boat with his upfront, flat-fee pricing model. With clients demanding more transparency, he tells ... Read more

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Trend of women leaving law evident at senior, mentorship level

The attrition of women in law is an unfortunate reality and one that is especially noticeable in the higher levels of the legal profession, resulting in a shortage of female ... Read more

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Richard Shekter: a fierce advocate in complex cases

Being embroiled in a legal dispute is one of the most stressful situations people will face, and having an experienced advocate to help them navigate the justice system can ... Read more

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Tech-based analytical system boosts firm efficiency

After studying how external pressures were impacting the legal industry, Toronto litigator  François Sauvageau  decided it was time to shift gears in his career, ... Read more

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Lawyers obligated to speak out against racism and Islamophobia

VANCOUVER — Lawyers who launched a legal assistance hotline for victims of Islamophobia are urging Canadian citizens and politicians to talk more openly about the racism and ... Read more

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Flexibility key to work-at-home arrangements for lawyers

Although it is essential to have lawyers in the office to handle l ast-minute situations, enabling colleagues to work from home is essential if it helps keep them in the ... Read more

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Video of police Tasering man raises serious questions

A cellphone video that captures Toronto police Tasering a man while he was restrained and face down on the ground raises some “unsettling” questions about police ... Read more

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Tracking estate beneficiaries: lawyer turns detective

People can make life easier for loved ones dealing with their estate by ensuring a copy of the will is kept where it can be easily found by a trusted ... Read more

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