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Good service means being available and responsive: Donich

A busy day is a good day for Toronto criminal lawyer Jordan Donich . “When I’m not busy I feel like I’m slowly dying,” says Donich, principal of ... Read more

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Knowing recovery costs key to being financially prepared after serious injury

Traumatic injury is a huge financial burden to the country and the havoc it can cause to those financially unprepared can be just as debilitating, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. ... Read more

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The high cost of ‘nasty and aggressive’ custody battles

The cost of going to court to decide custody issues goes well beyond the dollars spent on lawyers and experts, says Pickering family lawyer  Angela Princewill . ... Read more

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More mediation, less adversity needed in accident cases: Ford

The adversarial legal system creates ethical challenges for medical experts and allows simple cases to become unnecessarily lengthy and expensive, says Toronto orthopaedic spine ... Read more

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Record debt levels can affect key decisions in divorce

Record levels of household debt add pressure to the financial strain of separation and divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson . “It’s ... Read more

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Social media not so private in personal injury litigation

Personal injury litigants should be prepared to open up their social media profiles to scrutiny from defendants, Kitchener litigation lawyer  Graham Bennett  tells  ... Read more

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Mental injury claims likely to rise after SCC ruling

Insurers will face practical challenges defending mental injury claims after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled a medical diagnosis was not needed for damages, says Toronto ... Read more

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Francophone driver challenges speeding ticket from Anglophone officer

Language rights can get complicated when federal bodies operate in unilingual provinces, says Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar . The Winnipeg Free Press ... Read more

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Courts, Crown must ensure full disclosure to unrepresented defendants

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently overturned an arson conviction because the Crown failed to ensure a defendant representing herself received full disclosure, Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Proposed changes would lead to demise of CRA's VDP

If enacted, recently proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) will have the effect of ultimately killing what is arguably one of the most effective initiatives ... Read more

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Contingency fees are critical for access to justice

The pending review by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) must consider the impact that restricting contingency fees will have on both lawyers’ ability to earn a living ... Read more

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Fines not acceptable penalties when cars used as weapons

In many cases, a car is the weapon of choice against a cyclist — and although the consequences for the victim are far greater than if they had been attacked by some other ... Read more

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Bill 34 recognizes grandparents' role when granting access

The courts consider the benefits of grandparents having contact with their grandchildren in their overall approach to putting the children’s needs first, says ... Read more

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Vacation rights in Ontario: what you should know

With summer vacation season now in full swing, workers should know what vacation benefits they’re entitled to, says Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer  ... Read more

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Commercial real estate buys trickier than residential property

Buying commercial real estate differs significantly from personal property purchases, so it’s   vital that entrepreneurs seek legal advice early, Toronto real ... Read more

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Termination justified by performance, but still discriminatory

A recent human rights decision shows terminations justified by performance issues can still be ruled discriminatory, says Hamilton employment lawyer  Jennifer Zdriluk . In ... Read more

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Courts may look more favourably on future surrogacy costs: Derfel

A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may encourage Canadian courts to consider such claims more favourably in the future, says Toronto personal ... Read more

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Joanne Rossi: six main reasons legal professionals reject job offers

 A drawn-out job application process, poorly conducted interviews and inadequate compensation are among the top reasons legal professionals reject employment offers, says ... Read more

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Make meditation a habit: Kopping-Pavars

To get the most out of mindfulness meditation, beginners need to build it into their daily routine, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . When people ... Read more

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Contingency fee agreements need simple, standardized model

A simple, standardized agreement for contingency fees would be a welcome development, as this type of model will increase accessibility for all clients and consumers, Toronto ... Read more

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