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Estates & Wills & Trusts

Online will kits better than nothing: Urback

Online will kits are affordable and easy to use, but they deny the testator the opportunity to have meaningful discussions with a professional about individual circumstances and ...

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Criminal Law

Powerful interpretation of accepted facts leads to acquittal

Building a persuasive defence around a potentially damaging set of facts can be a tricky but effective strategy, says Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith, who recently helped a ... Read more

Intellectual Property

Brewer shouldn’t take Muskoka chair dispute sitting down

When protecting your company’s valuable brand, you should be prepared to fight for it, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson. Read more

Criminal Law

OBA criminal justice section lets lawyers broaden horizons

Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb hopes to cultivate links across the bar during her term as chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Criminal Justice Section. Read more

Family

Summer visitation can cause friction between exes: Heft

Summer vacation parenting time can become a flashpoint in high-conflict separations, says Toronto-area family lawyer Reesa Heft. Read more

Legal Supplier

Checklist for hiring a digital forensics investigator

Lawyers hiring digital forensics experts are too often relying on a Google search, then falling for cutesy company names offering geeks or nerds for hire because they don’t ... Read more

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Criminal Law

Not guilty verdict the ‘only’ conclusion in Oland case: Hicks

A verdict of not guilty was the only reasonable conclusion to the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, says veteran Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Criminal Law

Sex assault training bill threatens judiciary independence

It’s a good thing that a bill requiring federal judges to undergo training on sexual assault died on the order table this summer, as it may have compromised the independence ... Read more

Employment & Labour

Opioid addiction recognized as disability under the Code

Employers have to be mindful of their obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code when terminating someone, even if it seems like a “slam-dunk cause case,” says ... Read more

Health

Five tips for making the most out of 24 hours in your day

Lawyers struggling to fit everything into their day should change their focus and strive to create space in their lives instead, says Toronto health lawyer and coach Kate ... Read more

Legal Supplier

Company retreats can add value to law firm

Workplace retreats can be a valuable tool when building an efficient, profitable law firm, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer, president of Cosgrove Associates ... Read more

Criminal Law

MMIWG report chronicles loss of the ‘forgotten people’

Most Canadians have no idea of the anguish endured by residents of remote First Nations communities, Kenora criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Civil Litigation

Case shows courthouse doors closed to majority of Ontarians

Despite concerns from the Supreme Court of Canada that justice is increasingly available only to the rich, a recent decision illustrates that this message hasn’t gotten ... Read more

Insurance, Personal Injury

Injury, damage claims expected following Raptors parade

There will likely be numerous insurance claims in the wake of the Toronto Raptors championship parade — mostly due to a lack of resources and poor crowd control, Oakville ... Read more

Family

Better communication with your ex? There’s an app for that

Separated parents can stay in touch about childcare and other issues by simply downloading an app to facilitate that communication, says Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain. Read more

Family

Affluent abuse a growing, global phenomenon

While domestic abuse is often considered to exist largely in the realm of the have-nots, Toronto family lawyer Inna Tsinman says, in fact, it has no socio-economic boundaries. Read more

Legal Supplier

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program a recipe for success

Hands-on experience is the main reason law school graduates are drawn to Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP), says André Bacchus, assistant director of the ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Conscientiousness rewarded in recent case

Applications to pass accounts and be compensated for acting as power of attorney can win the court’s approval — and even its praise — if everything is done ... Read more

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