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Case law developments have improved trial fairness: Hicks

Important developments in case law over the last couple years have made trials — jury trials in particular — more fair, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks ... Read more

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Incorporating data analytics into law firm practices

Data analytics for legal research can save law firms time, money and can help them focus their work flow, says  Loom Analytics president and co-founder Mona Datt. ... Read more

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The big picture: life as a school board trustee

Those considering running for the office of school trustee in 2018 should understand the mandate of a school board, the role of an individual trustee and the board of ... Read more

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No time limit to pursue sex assault allegations: Grace

Although a former Manitoba priest claims a woman waited too long to file a lawsuit that alleges sexual misconduct that began more than 15 years ago, Toronto civil sexual ... Read more

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Right to self-represent in murder trial 'entrenched' in law

It is an uncommon experience in Canada to watch an accused person defend himself   at a murder trial, but the right to do so is deeply entrenched in our judicial system, ... Read more

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Ontario courts take baby steps to modernize with Wi-Fi, digital options

TORONTO — Ontario's antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and ... Read more

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Abusive husband could claim spousal support

A woman abused by her husband faces an uphill battle to avoid paying him spousal support, despite his criminal conviction for assault, says Toronto family lawyer  Katherine ... Read more

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Damages for dad fired after taking leave may signal new wave of claims

A father who won damages after he was fired for taking parental leave could signal the start of a new trend for family-related human rights claims, says Hamilton ... Read more

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Decision shows usefulness of anti-SLAPP legislation

A gravel pit company’s action against a critical local citizen for defamation has provided ammunition to proponents of Ontario’s controversial anti-SLAPP law, Toronto ... Read more

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Faulty termination clause proves costly for employer

A recent appeal court decision shows how careful employers must be if they want their termination cases to be upheld by courts, Toronto employment lawyer  Kevin Marshall ... Read more

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Employee or contractor? The cost of getting it wrong

When buying a company, knowing the difference between employees and contractors can save big money and headaches, says Toronto business lawyer  Anton Katz . “If the ... Read more

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Vital to include specifics when creating advanced directives

An advance directive conveys the health care wishes of an individual while they are still mentally capable of expressing them, but these instructions have been criticized for ... Read more

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Car dealerships' duty of care up in the air

Car dealerships should step up their safety precautions while courts continue to consider their duty of care to other road users, says Toronto insurance defence lawyer  ... Read more

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The spouse’s role in employment mediation

The best place for a plaintiff’s spouse during employment mediation is at their partner’s side, Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher tells ... Read more

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Executive coaching: building the road map

This is the first post in a series on executive coaching with Toronto lawyer and executive coach Michael Bury. In this instalment he provides an introduction to executive ... Read more

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Pattern of co-operation key for divorcing parents

Respect, co-operation and a children-first attitude are the essential components of a successful divorce, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick J. Aulis. None of ... Read more

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Ensure your digital marketing gamble pays off

When Toronto criminal lawyer Jordan Donich wanted to expand the reach of his law firm online, his search for an effective marketing company left him frustrated. Donich tells ... Read more

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Expansion of support eligibility should have occurred 'long ago'

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Family Law Act that would make all children with disabilities eligible for child support regardless of whether their parents were ever ... Read more

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What to do after being fired or laid off

When you’re fired or laid off, never accept a severance package without getting legal advice, says Toronto-area employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner . ... Read more

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Case clarifies causation conundrum: Shekter

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision will help clarify a long-standing debate in personal injury law, says Toronto litigator Richard Shekter . “It clarifies to some ... Read more

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