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LSUC should encourage discussion, real change on issue of diversity

Requiring legal professionals to sign a statement of principles on diversity won’t change the issues racialized licensees face in the profession — instead, the Law ... Read more

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Proactive response best when facing LSUC complaints

This is part two of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses how lawyers ... Read more

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Road to recovery: life after a  professional misconduct complaint

This is part one of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada. In this instalment, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses his ... Read more

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Silence the best bet when awaiting disciplinary penalty

Lawyers awaiting sentencing in disciplinary proceedings should keep their public comments to a minimum, says Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff ... Read more

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'Wellness crisis' brewing for racialized lawyers

For years, the legal profession turned a blind eye to the reality that racialized lawyers experience challenges that are different than those of non-racialized licensees — ... Read more

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Good service means being available and responsive: Donich

A busy day is a good day for Toronto criminal lawyer Jordan Donich . “When I’m not busy I feel like I’m slowly dying,” says Donich, principal of ... Read more

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Law schools need to ensure health, wellness of future lawyers

Although the legal profession is finally opening up about mental health and addiction issues and making positive strides, many law schools in this country continue to lag in this ... Read more

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Car dealers, salespeople must comply with strict regulations

The Ontario car sales industry is heavily regulated and subject to oversight by its regulatory body, which conducts periodic inspections to ensure consumers are protected, says ... Read more

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Profession needs new framework around LSUC duty to accommodate

At the intersection of employment legislation and the  Ontario Human Rights Code , employers have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability — but there is a ... Read more

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Early wellness intervention crucial for law students

The financial and emotional pressures facing law students and recent graduates can be crushing and could lead to problems later in their careers — which is why it is vital ... Read more

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Paralegal family law courses should be standard, LSUC-mandated

Although he broadly supports a motion calling for the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to introduce several requirements if paralegals are allowed to expand into family law, ... Read more

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Lack of mediation at LAT problematic: Singer

The elimination of mandatory mediation under Ontario’s new Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule was a mistake, Toronto-area civil litigator  Darryl Singer tells Law ... Read more

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Demons of depression, addiction haunt many lawyers: Singer

More needs to be done to tackle depression and substance abuse among lawyers, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in his first wellness column for The Lawyer’s ... Read more

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Capping referral fees not beneficial to the public: Singer

A “robust and transparent” referral fee system is beneficial to the public, ensuring clients receive advice from a lawyer who has the right background and knowledge ... Read more

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Help available for lawyers overcoming addiction

Depression, anxiety and addiction to prescription drugs are a real and urgent problem for lawyers, who are three times more likely to suffer from these issues than the general ... Read more

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Multi-pronged approach required to stem opioid crisis

New federal regulations that restrict fentanyl production are a step in the right direction, but more must be done to prevent the underlying issue of prescription opioid abuse, ... Read more

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Technology best way to decrease costs, speed up litigation

In attempts to improve access to justice in Ontario, the civil courts should look to the technology that has overtaken every other part of our lives, Toronto civil litigator  ... Read more

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Peer-to-peer support vital for lawyers facing addiction

For lawyers facing mental health or addiction issues, hearing from other professionals who have been in a similar situation can prove to be one of the most important sources ... Read more

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LAT hearings held in writing 'fundamental denial of justice'

Some of the first decisions from the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) dealing with applications for accident benefits are reinforcing concerns that ... Read more

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Melanie Booth creates niche practice in workplace OH&S in BC

With a background in personal injury, workplace occupational health and safety (OH&S), workers’ compensation, and employment law, Vancouver lawyer Melanie D. Booth ... Read more

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