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NEW Mandatory minimum sentences problematic: Clark

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says her priority for today's emergency meeting with provincial justice ministers is to hammer out possible ... Read more

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DivorceMate's arrival 30 years ago made support calculations faster

When DivorceMate Software Inc.  founder Mark Harris created the family law software at his dining room table in 1987, there was no Internet and most lawyers didn’t ... Read more

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Increase focus on case conferences to address court delays

An increased focus on case conferences would ease some of the burden faced by the family court system across the country, says Toronto family lawyer  Richard Diamond . ... Read more

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Managing medicinal marijuana in the workplace

As the government makes plans to legalize recreational marijuana, employers are still struggling to understand their obligations to employees who may be using weed medicinally or ... Read more

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SCC matter will likely give further guidance on court delay

A case currently before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will likely result in further guidance to the application of principles set out in R. v. Jordan around court delays, ... Read more

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Family violence can impact custody, access decisions

While evidence of domestic violence does not impact the financial outcome of a separation, it can   factor into decisions around child custody and access, says Vaughan ... Read more

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Legalized marijuana brings complex driving-related challenges

While there are several compelling arguments in favour of legalizing marijuana, this shift in drug policy also ushers in a number of challenges, particularly those related to ... Read more

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Use caution when granting power of attorney for property

Powers of attorney are often granted in anticipation of an individual becoming incapable of managing property, but   as Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

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Crane rescue highlights mischief charges

TORONTO — A young woman stranded for hours after scaling a construction crane in the middle of the night is a thrill seeker, a friend said Thursday. Marisa Lazo, 23, ... Read more

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Loom Analytics launches 'Second Chair' mobile app

Loom Analytics  is launching a mobile app that provides convenient smartphone access to the company’s legal analytics platform. The app, called Second Chair, ... Read more

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Family communication key to avoiding estate litigation

In some families, the death of a loved one can spark a dispute that results in expensive and protracted litigation — but it is possible to minimize conflict by taking ... Read more

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Law on side of employees when changing jobs

In competitive industries like technology where workers may be privy to valuable information, the threat of getting sued by a former employer after leaving the company can present ... Read more

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Smith represents man charged in beating/stabbing death

Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith is appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to represent a man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2012 ... Read more

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Korbitec: saving time, avoiding error in court documents

Korbitec Inc . is a software company with automated solutions that make document assembly quick and clean, with   tricky formatting "a thing of the past," says company ... Read more

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Million-dollar lien claim stymied by diplomatic immunity

Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark Abradjian says contractors in disputes with foreign embassies may have trouble collecting on judgments after a judge ruled a Saudi ... Read more

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Stress of continuous contract work can lead to mental breakdown

An increase in the number of contract and   part-time workers in Ontario is an issue that is gaining much-needed attention, says Toronto employment lawyer  Nicole ... Read more

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No obligation to mitigate losses for stiffed commercial landlords

Commercial tenants should think twice about halting their rent payments if they have the money to cover them, says Toronto real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . In 7Marli ... Read more

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New OHRC guidelines detail obligations in accommodation requests

New guidelines from the Ontario Human Rights Commission clarify that employers can request some personal information from   workers seeking accommodation for disabilities, ... Read more

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Alberta OHSA case carries implications for Ontario, other provinces

Though most Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other regulatory offences are generally presumed to be strict liability, there is an exception, corporate litigator and ... Read more

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Laurelly Dale: an advocate who aims to protect people's rights

The month of April has been exciting for Toronto criminal and civil litigator  Laurelly Dale . The week after she expanded her practice by hanging out her   ... Read more

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