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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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Paul Willetts to share tips on legal blogging

On April 4, Ottawa labour and employment lawyer Paul Willetts will share his insights on legal blogging at the County of Carleton Law Association’s Social Media Social. ... Read more

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Dykeman joins forces with marketing gurus for UltimateAttorney.com launch

Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman  is part of a unique collaboration that has launched  UltimateAttorney.com , an online coaching and e-learning ... Read more

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Success is an inside job: Janice Quigg

Toronto lawyer, life and business strategist, mediator and author Janice Quigg is on a mission to help lawyers and other high-octane professionals lead exceptional lives by ... Read more

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Allowing paralegals to represent family law litigants not a solution

Granting paralegals a specialized licence to handle some family law matters is not the answer to the growing problem of people representing themselves in custody disputes, ... 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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TLA concerned about President Trump's 'deplorable' comments

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) says it is “deeply concerned” about U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent remarks regarding the travel ban rulings arising ... Read more

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FOLA advocating for preservation of private bar certificates

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations  (FOLA) is watching developments at Legal Aid Ontario closely to preserve the private bar certificate system and continue to allow ... Read more

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Law firm wellness room fosters productive, less stressful environment

Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping - Pavars  makes a strong case for “wellness rooms” at law offices. “A wellness room is a place ... Read more

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TLA partners with Thomson Reuters offering resources to lawyers

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has partnered with Thomson Reuters to offer programs and resources to help lawyers starting their own practice and small law firms ... Read more

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SCC selection process and the question of bilingualism for indigenous people

The government’s new Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) selection process should take into consideration that indigenous candidates are bilingual but the languages might not ... Read more

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Building NewLaw podcast eligible for CPD credits in Ontario, B.C.

The  Building NewLaw podcast  recently became the first and only CPD-accredited legal podcast in Canada, following decisions by the Law Society of Upper Canada ... Read more

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Toronto Lawyers Association supports report to combat racism

The  Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) supports the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) report that proposes the regulator mandate policy changes to ensure law ... Read more

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Custom tech solutions help deliver results for firm

For lawyers, technology shouldn't be about a particular app or piece of software — instead, it’s about taking advantage of opportunities to be better, Toronto tax ... Read more

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OBA diversity recommendations a great step forward: Deliscar

The Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) adoption of an organization-wide diversity statement and recommendations for change are great steps toward understanding the issue and to ... Read more

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U.S. election highlights barriers women in leadership face

The upcoming presidential election in the United States is already historically significant — Hillary Clinton is the first-ever woman nominated by a major party — but ... Read more

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Decision on JP's legal fees comes down to conduct, facts

Although it makes sense that the Divisional Court referred the issue of whether a former justice of the peace should have to pay his own legal costs back to the review panel for ... Read more

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