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Bury's coaching practice helps lawyers move careers forward

Through the years, friends and colleagues frequently brought their personal problems and professional challenges to Toronto lawyer Michael Bury , seeking his advice. ... Read more

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Judge shortage creating 'domino effect' in family, civil courts

Although last year’s Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision in R. v. Jordan  pushed the issue of trial delays for criminal matters to the fore, there has been ... Read more

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Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: lawyers helping those in need

Serving more than 60,000 meals each year to people in need, the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program is putting out a call for help to the legal community, says Toronto ... Read more

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Dewhirst gives back to legal profession as a coach

As both a coach and advisor for a new Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) program, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst loves the interaction with fellow lawyers and helping them ... Read more

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Tax changes to have sizeable impact on professional corporations

While the federal government’s proposed tax changes will increase the burden on all small businesses, new professional corporations will be hit especially hard, as many of ... 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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Contingency fees are critical for access to justice

The pending review by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) must consider the impact that restricting contingency fees will have on both lawyers’ ability to earn a living ... Read more

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Classroom 'liaison lawyer' role ideal opportunity to give back

For lawyers looking to give back and impart their legal knowledge and experience on the next generation, acting as a liaison lawyer with a high school law class may be the ... 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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Change-management techniques could help boost estate planning

Although the wills, estates and trusts bar has used a number of resources to try to encourage more Canadians to make a will and accompanying powers of attorney (POA), the message ... Read more

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Toronto Lawyers Association offers help in articling process: Rataic-Lang

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) is offering its resources to firms wanting to take on articling law students and to help graduates be successful, says its Executive ... Read more

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External counsel a good bet when lacking in-house experience

Organizations have increasingly found efficiencies by using in-house lawyers, but sometimes there is a need for them to seek outside help, says Windsor employment and education ... Read more

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Technology innovation essential for attracting top talent

While the increased use of technological innovations is seen as a way for law firms to be more efficient, it is also a necessary element to recruit and retain young talent, 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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Historical value of LSUC name should be recognized

There is no logical or historical basis for changing the name of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) — and doing so could actually lead the public to confuse the ... Read more

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Rosen to discuss privilege, insights for mid-career lawyers

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen will be speaking at a pair of programs for litigators in June, presented by The Advocates’ Society. On June 2 from noon – 4 ... 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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Access to justice, new courthouse among top issues for TLA

Access to justice and a multitude of issues around Toronto’s planned centralized criminal courthouse are among those topics engaging the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) ... Read more

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Family Court no place for paralegals: petition

Toronto civil litigator Michael Lesage is among those petitioning the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to reject a proposal to let paralegals practice in family courts. ... Read more

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TLA to host an evening with author Norman Bacal

On May 3, the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) will host an evening with Norman Bacal, author of Breakdown – The inside story of the rise and fall of Heenan Blaikie , ... Read more

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