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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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Voice of family members critical in Wettlaufer inquiry: Koster

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

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Appeal court brings certainty to couples with cohabitation agreements

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

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Text messages a ‘discreet form of correspondence:’ SCC

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

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Fathers hindered by traditional views of gender roles in custody disputes

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 ... Read more

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Adequate preparation time crucial when selling business

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 ... Read more

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Self-reps and the need for more help

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 ... Read more

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LPP work placements an opportunity for candidates, employers

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, ... Read more

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Can employers claw back employee benefits?

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 ... Read more

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Why do some murders get more attention?

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

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SCC ruling on dangerous offenders to have massive impact

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

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Social media sites facilitating defamatory posts could be liable

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

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Status certificates invaluable for potential condo buyers

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

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Dealers must investigate liens on trade-in vehicles

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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LSO boldly leaps into the '20th Century'

Now that the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has dropped “Upper Canada” from its name, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com the regulator ... Read more

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