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Waddell launches lawsuit on behalf of 60,000 taxpayers

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  of  Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation  and Landy Marr Kats LLP have launched a proposed $800-million ... Read more

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Estate planning for prisoners and their families

For families with a loved one who is in prison, routine financial issues such as making a will, keeping a family business afloat and supporting children are fraught with ... Read more

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Nova Scotia modernizes capacity law

Nova Scotia’s new capacity law takes its lead from Ontario legislation by tightening up the requirements for courts to appoint guardians for intellectually disabled adults, ... Read more

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Coach helps lawyers remove their ‘warrior masks’

After helping several colleagues get “unstuck” with their legal careers, Toronto lawyer Michael Bury decided to turn his skills into a new business, he tells ... Read more

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Digital branding gives lawyers an edge

Lawyers need to keep their digital edge sharp or risk being left behind, Toronto criminal lawyer Jordan Donich tells AdvocateDaily.com . Though lawyers constantly work on ... Read more

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Property division very different for unmarried couples

Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman uses a simple example to illustrate the difference between married and common-law when it comes to dividing property after a breakup. The ... Read more

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More training needed before paralegals can practise family law

Paralegals would need additional training before taking on any family law work, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In a  ... Read more

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School community watching outcome of historical sex abuse cases

Parents and students will likely be carefully watching the outcome of two lawsuits that allege a private Ontario boarding school is liable for the sexual misconduct ... Read more

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Support change for disabled adult child long overdue

The provincial government’s move to give adult children with disabilities access to child support is long overdue, says Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti ... Read more

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Reforms will cost employers, bring positive change for workers

The Ontario government’s workplace reforms will improve the lives of many employees but will sharply increase business costs, says Toronto employment lawyer Anatoly Dvorkin ... Read more

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Lawyers Financial launching investment program Nov. 1

A relaunch of the Lawyers Financial investment program is coming Nov. 1, with a 200 per cent increase in investment fund options for clients, says Dawn Marchand , ... Read more

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Proper planning best way to address complex blended family estates

Blended family situations have become increasingly common as many people remarry after a divorce or the passing of their spouse — but these individuals need ... Read more

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Sexual harassment brought to forefront again with Weinstein scandal

While society is seeing more harassers such as Harvey Weinstein exposed and penalized than ever before, there’s still “a long way to go,” Toronto-area employment ... Read more

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Claims for affected family members important in sex assault cases

In many cases, the impact of sexual abuse and assault is not only felt by the survivor but also by those close to him or her, making it vital for personal injury lawyers to ensure ... Read more

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Fall is back to school time for lawyers: TLA offers CPD

It’s back to school time for lawyers who want to head into the classroom for some of the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) education sessions to help meet their Law ... Read more

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Only irrevocable beneficiaries can be sure of life insurance proceeds

Individuals who expect to collect on life insurance need to make sure they are designated as irrevocable beneficiaries under the policy following a Court of Appeal ruling, says ... Read more

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Legal advice a must for separation agreements

A high-flying surgeon’s failed attempt to set aside an unfavourable separation agreement shows the value of obtaining legal advice, Toronto family lawyer  Shelly Kalra ... Read more

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Copyright decision spells out 'fair dealing' for Canadian universities

A Federal Court decision that backs a copyright collective in its battle to collect royalties from an Ontario university cannot be ignored by Canadian post-secondary ... Read more

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Better outcomes for children through mediation

Couples in the midst of a biter breakup may want to think twice before starting litigation as a contentious divorce can have long-term negative impacts on the children, Toronto ... Read more

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New rules seek to improve workplace complaints process

Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin hopes Ontario’s new rules governing workplace sexual violence and harassment will give employees the courage to report such ... Read more

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