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Investigate before firing for off-duty conduct

Employers should investigate thoroughly before terminating employees for off-duty behaviour, Toronto employment lawyer  Miriam Anbar  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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After the accident: an action plan for families

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya says there are few events in life that evoke more fear than a call from a hospital advising that your loved one has been in a car ... Read more

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Part-time workers afforded same rights as full-time counterparts

There is no legal requirement to hire a person full time — but if an employer has placed someone on a part-time schedule as an ‘independent contractor’ but ... Read more

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Real estate battle highlights issues between associations, branches

The law governing associations in Ontario has recently been revived thanks to an ongoing litigation saga between a national cultural organization and at least two of its local ... Read more

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DivorceMate software a tool, not a replacement for legal advice

DivorceMate Software Inc. offers a suite of tools to assist family lawyers, including its Precedents One product, which assists lawyers in the creation of domestic contracts, ... Read more

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Taking precautions against ineffective assistance

For criminal lawyers, being accused of ineffective assistance by a former client can have devastating consequences and should be taken very seriously, says Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Canada lags behind in protecting its citizens, Botting tells Oxford

Canada lags far behind other free and democratic countries in protecting its citizens from extradition, British Columbia criminal lawyer  Dr. Gary Botting  tells a panel ... Read more

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How far-reaching is a school board’s duty to protect students?

If a child is injured at school, obligations may extend beyond the typical occupiers’ liability   of the supervising teacher, but that only occurs under certain ... Read more

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Unique issues involved when older couples divorce

A marriage breakup later in life — known as a grey divorce — isn’t uncommon these days, but it does require some knowledge to successfully ... Read more

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Exemptions to charges in overdose cases unlikely to increase trust

Although a new law that exempts individuals who seek emergency assistance following a drug overdose from simple possession charges is laudable, it may not be enough ... Read more

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Abortion clinic safe access zones ‘needed’ in light of protests

Legislation that proposes to establish safe access zones around Ontario abortion clinics is a positive step that, if passed, would result in violators facing a summary conviction, ... Read more

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Employers should prepare for domestic violence leave bill

Businesses should consider preparing ahead of time — by creating a policy and a reserve fund — in order to address proposed legislation regarding leave for ... Read more

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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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