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'Regulatory fair dealing' copyright exception upheld by appeal court

An Alberta Court of Appeal decision confirms the existence of a regulatory exception to copyright protection, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson . The ... Read more

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Embracing diversity the cornerstone of Romero’s practice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero first began settling disputes in high school as part of a peer conflict-resolution program. She’s never looked back. ... Read more

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Moon’s criminal practice inspired by classics, pop culture

When Brampton criminal lawyer Michael Moon has a case on trial, he lives it. “I don’t take on many clients, and I tell them, ‘When it’s your ... Read more

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Preserving electronic evidence with Anton Piller orders is on the rise

Anton Piller orders – once regarded as an extreme measure to be rarely used – have grown in recent years, particularly in intellectual property and trade secret ... Read more

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Ryerson’s Law Practice Program helps candidates ‘hit the ground running’

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) helps creative thinkers and broad-minded lawyers-to-be thrive, says program director Gina Alexandris . “I often ... Read more

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Family trust property not always sheltered from spouse in a divorce

Unless careful thought has gone into setting up a family trust, spouses who hold an interest in property through such a trust can not necessarily stop a partner from getting their ... Read more

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Brown: cycle licensing would be a 'cash grab'

The provincial government should steer clear of cycle licences, Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate  Patrick Brown  tells AdvocateDaily.com . A recent ... Read more

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Still time for employers to weigh in on Bill 148 changes

Ontario employers should be prepared for new employment and labour law amendments that will start to roll out in January, says Markham, Ont.-based employment lawyer  Laura ... Read more

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Embrace of videoconferencing good for the justice system

The Ontario Superior Court’s recent embrace of videoconferencing for uncontentious appearances is a welcome development, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

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Healthy dose of realism useful in mediation process

By remaining optimistic about the process while reminding parties to be realistic about their positions, mediators are in an ideal position to help resolve civil disputes, Toronto ... Read more

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Communication with beneficiaries vital when preparing a will

Having an open discussion with family members, beneficiaries and intended executors is an important part of preparing an estate plan in order to minimize conflict, reduce expenses ... Read more

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DivorceMate leverages latest technology to meet family law needs

From complex programs installed on clunky desktop computers 30 years ago to cloud-based family law software accessible on a cellphone from a coffee shop, DivorceMate Software ... Read more

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Cities responsible for sufficient lighting in busy intersections

Municipalities are required to maintain adequate lighting in high-traffic areas and could be liable for accidents resulting from poor illumination, says Ottawa personal injury ... Read more

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Toronto Lawyers Association offers help in articling process: Rataic-Lang

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) is offering its resources to firms wanting to take on articling law students and to help graduates be successful, says its Executive ... Read more

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Do I need a marriage contract?

It may not be the most romantic part of getting married, but couples should at least contemplate whether they need a marriage contract, says Toronto family lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

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Navigating the maze of estate planning options for special needs child

When planning for the future of a financially dependent child, choosing the option that will provide them with the most money is not always easy or straightforward, Ottawa special ... Read more

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Penalties that bite needed to end racial profiling: Enenajor

Penalties "with teeth" should be established to end racial profiling by police, Toronto criminal lawyer Annamaria Enenajor tells VICE Media. Enenajor, a lawyer with  ... Read more

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Court throws out conviction, orders new trial in sex assault case

TORONTO — An Ontario judge inappropriately relied on “rape literature'' to assess evidence in the case of a man found guilty last year of sexually assaulting a ... Read more

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Falling insurance premiums mask cuts to benefits: Boddy

Ontarians celebrating slightly lower insurance premiums are probably unaware of the full extent of the cuts to benefits for accident victims, says Ottawa personal injury ... Read more

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External counsel a good bet when lacking in-house experience

Organizations have increasingly found efficiencies by using in-house lawyers, but sometimes there is a need for them to seek outside help, says Windsor employment and education ... Read more

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