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How emails can impact your family law matter

By Andrew Feldstein This case – regarding a parenting dispute about whether there should be an equal parenting schedule and whether the child should attend the school ... Read more

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‘In accordance with ESA’ not good enough to oust reasonable notice

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Court of Appeal of Alberta dealt with a clause that said that upon termination the employee would only receive the notice “in ... Read more

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What happens to my will if my lawyer dies, retires or moves?

By Michele Allinotte Someday, I hope to retire and enjoy my life after law with my family and loved ones. However, I will not be “riding off into the ... Read more

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Vesting orders can be appropriate remedy in estates matters

By Kristine Anderson Vesting orders can be an appropriate remedy in an estate context, particularly in scenarios where fairness demands that a property transfer occur. ... Read more

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Legal market ripe for disruption

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber  The legal profession has long resisted change that would disrupt the status quo, but the rising power of the buyer may be setting the ... Read more

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Managing volatile situations in health care

By Kate Dewhirst Health care organizations of all shapes and sizes deal with volatile situations involving patients (or clients or residents) and family members or ... Read more

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Take a hard look at your intake department

By Tom Ball If you choose to examine your firm’s profitability in one single area, it wouldn’t hurt to take a hard look at your intake department. Specifically ... Read more

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How long does probate take?

By Michele Allinotte As an estate administration lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., one of the most frequent questions clients ask me is, “How long does probate ... Read more

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Five threats to a healthy estate

By Ian Hull We need to be vigilant on a number of fronts every day – from health to financial security, to our relationships with others. But there’s another ... Read more

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OHSA penalties, chronic mental stress benefit transition provisions

By Laura Williams On Dec. 14, 2017, Bill 177, the  Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017  received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario. Bill ... Read more

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Adoption orders: when court will dispense with biological parents’ consent

By Lisa Gelman A  recent Ontario decision  outlines when a court might make an adoption order – even if the biological parents do not agree to such an order. ... Read more

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Remedial agreement appropriate where concerns are acknowledged

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   This case  involved a complaint about the care provided by a psychiatrist to the applicant’s son over the ... Read more

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Four new health privacy decisions of the IPC released

By Kate Dewhirst On Friday, Jan. 12, the  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  released four new decisions. Here is my updated summary of all ... Read more

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The bitcoin estate plan

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As I write this, a single bitcoin is worth more than US$8,200. It will undoubtedly be worth a different amount by the time you read this because the ... Read more

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Disinherited children may have claims against estate

By Charles Ticker Disinherited children may be entitled to share in lottery winner’s estate A recent story from New Zealand  found here  is a very ... Read more

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Sexual assault and sexual harassment at work

By Nicole Simes In the wake of workplace sexual assault allegations against the former leader of the Ontario PC party, I continue to reiterate what employers of any kind can ... Read more

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Complaints process not forum to seek action for failure to pay judgment

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen A  recent decision  of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) serves as a reminder that not every type ... Read more

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The paradox of sexual misconduct and people with disabilities

By Lorin MacDonald As a human rights lawyer and a woman living with a disability, I am troubled by some reactions to the resignation of the federal Minister of Sport and ... Read more

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The problem is you found her, but you kept looking

By Leanne Townsend I recently posted a meme with the title of this blog on my social media and was very surprised at the response, mostly from men, who seemed to take ... Read more

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Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently considered a situation  where the parties’ custody and access proceedings were adjourned so that the Office of the ... Read more

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