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LAO project helps lawyers provide access to justice: Hicks

A Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) pilot project that streamlines the way lawyers are paid is helping to soften the impact of chronic underfunding in the system, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Toronto condos should update residents on short-term rental rules

Toronto condominium boards should update their unit owners about the status of short-term rentals in their buildings after the city voted to regulate the practice, Toronto ... Read more

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Why January is so busy for family lawyers

Many couples consider splitting up during the month of January and talking to a lawyer can help people wade through this stressful and confusing period in their life, says ... Read more

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The holiday spending hangover and demand for litigation funding

With Canadians owing record amounts of debt, this time of year is especially stressful for many personal injury plaintiffs who struggle with paying bills after the holiday ... Read more

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Road safety campaign misses mark, blames victims

A new Toronto police campaign aimed at increasing road safety is “disproportionate, and can only be seen as victim-blaming," Toronto critical injury lawyer and road safety ... Read more

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'It’s a good time for boutiques': Simpson

Clients are becoming increasingly aware that small firms and boutiques provide the same quality of service as some of the larger, more traditional firms, Toronto intellectual ... Read more

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Professional staff leaves of absence – is your hospital prepared?

By Kate Dewhirst Does your hospital explain to your professional staff members the rules about taking a leave of absence? Remember: professional staff members may include doctors, dentists, ... Read more

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Employer’s duty to accommodate illness and disability

By Bram Lecker and Ian Hurley An employer’s duty to accommodate The human condition is such that anyone can suffer an illness or become disabled at any time. It can occur suddenly ... Read more


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Voice of family members critical in Wettlaufer inquiry: Koster
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TORONTO — A surviving victim, relatives of murdered seniors, and advocacy and health-care groups are among 17 groups and entities granted permission to take part in a public ... Read more

Text messages a ‘discreet form of correspondence:’ SCC
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A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on the privacy of text messages is significant for criminal law, but it’s not expected to have the same impact in a civil context, ... Read more

Appeal court brings certainty to couples with cohabitation agreements
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling should reassure couples who enter into cohabitation agreements that they will not be easily undone, Toronto family lawyer Christine ... Read more

Fathers hindered by traditional views of gender roles in custody disputes
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Fathers face an uphill task to maintain equal custody of children ahead of trial, Toronto family lawyer Gene C. Colman tells AdvocateDaily.com . In interim custody and ... Read more

Self-reps and the need for more help
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More help needs to be provided for self-reps in a justice system where some accused people can’t afford counsel and don’t qualify for legal aid, says Oshawa criminal ... Read more

Adequate preparation time crucial when selling business
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Selling a small to medium-sized business requires planning, strategy and due diligence — but many entrepreneurs are surprised by the time commitment required in order to ... Read more

LPP work placements an opportunity for candidates, employers
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The work placement portion of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP), gives its candidates a chance to get “a foot in the door” with potential employers, says ... Read more

Can employers claw back employee benefits?
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For many Ontario employers, the recent changes to the Employment Standards Act will result in higher payroll costs, writes Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod in The ... Read more

SCC ruling on dangerous offenders to have massive impact
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A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision will have widespread ramifications for dangerous offender cases, requiring judges to impose an indeterminate sentence only on criminals ... Read more

Social media sites facilitating defamatory posts could be liable
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Social media platforms face a “significant” risk of being sued for defamation and potential liability amid growing concerns about offensive material being posted ... Read more

Why do some murders get more attention?
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The intense media and police focus on the suspicious deaths of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman contrasts sharply with the fleeting attention given to those that occur ... Read more

Status certificates invaluable for potential condo buyers
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A status certificate provides security for prospective condominium purchasers by alerting them to potential issues that could end up adding to their costs, Toronto real estate ... Read more

Dealers must investigate liens on trade-in vehicles
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Auto dealers selling trade-in vehicles are required to disclose a long list of items — from the odometer reading and the condition of the vehicle to how it was used and ... Read more

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How green is your estate plan?
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag Climate change remains a leading topic of concern – and most of us have at least some awareness of our environmental footprint. Many of us have undertaken actions to ... Read more

When courts order the sale of the matrimonial home
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By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties were married in 1979 and separated in 2014. There were no children of the marriage. Both parties were employed during the marriage, but have since ... Read more

Good vibes only — that’s ridiculous!
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By Leanne Townsend All too often in social media and other places I see people posting about how they want “good vibes only” and how they have a “no negativity” zone. At ... Read more

Bus driver fired after caught using cellphone while behind the wheel
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By Stuart Rudner and Nadia Zaman Just cause for dismissal? This fall, a daycare bus driver in Surrey, B.C. was fired after the police caught her using her cellphone while driving . The ... Read more

The kids are alright*
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By Bernard Morrow End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset. What single work-related event or experience stood out for you in 2017? A colleague posed that ... Read more

Div. Ct overturns claim, SC awards $250,000 for similar behaviour
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Ontario Divisional Court overturned an award of $7,500 given to a 71-year-old security guard making $24,000/year. One of the reasons that the award was ... Read more

New regulations in response to large number of truck collisions
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By John McLeish and William Harding The federal government is implementing new safety regulations in an effort to address the high number of collisions involving commercial trucks. These new ... Read more

Four new protected grounds proposed for Ontario’s Human Rights Code
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By Laura Williams On Oct. 4, 2017, Bill 164, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act , 2017 (Bill 164) was introduced in the Ontario legislature as a private member’s bill by Nathalie Des ... Read more

“Uninsured Services: Billing and Block Fees Policy” approved by CPSO
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine “Uninsured services” are physician services not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). These types of services include, for ... Read more

Botting honours memory of the late Chief Justice Allan McEachern
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By Gary Botting On a pedestal in the foyer of the Vancouver Law Courts at 800 Smithe St. , confronting the statue of blind justice, sits the bust of the late Chief Justice Allan McEachern, ... Read more

Don’t break this New Year’s resolution: write a will
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By Lisa Laredo With the holidays done and gone, it’s now that time of year — the time to buckle down and get on with fulfilling those New Year’s resolutions. You know the ... Read more

Is January divorce month?
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By Jennifer Samara Shuber Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the holidays treated you well and you have survived the deep freeze. I spent a week at a cottage on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. I ... Read more

ONCA update — government targeting early 2020 for proclamation
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By Kathy O'Brien The Ontario Legislature passed Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017, on November 14. Bill 154 effected changes to non-profit corporate legislation in ... Read more

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