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Earning credibility with jury key in acquittal: Zita

Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita has successfully convinced a jury to acquit her client of a serious armed robbery charge and instead find him guilty him of one count of the ... Read more

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Children have a right to decide own medical treatment

There is no age of majority when it comes to health-care decisions in Ontario and most of Canada, Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells AdvocateDaily.com . The Canadian ... Read more

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Valuation clause important part of shareholder's agreement

A shareholder’s agreement that doesn’t contain a valuation clause could create uncertainty and even animosity among parties if an evaluation of shares is required ... Read more

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It makes a difference — why not pay attention?

By Dawn Simons, for AdvocateDaily.com At some point during your client’s litigation, it is likely they will express to you their lack of resources and financial stress. We all know that claims can take years ... Read more

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Navigating disciplinary proceedings in cases of termination

When a termination leads to a complaint with the employee’s professional body, the loss of a job can be overshadowed by the potential threat to their career, Vaughan labour ... Read more

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Attention management is the key to working effectively: Bury

Self-help sections of most bookstores are overflowing with time management publications promising anything from four-day work weeks to overnight methods for improving productivity ... Read more

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Are BYOD policies a threat to your business?

Employees can be a business’s most unrecognized threat, and that risk is compounded by company policies that rely on employees to use their own devices for sensitive ... Read more

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Spousal support options – lump sum or periodic payments?

Paying spousal support by lump sum instead of monthly payments comes down to a choice between finality and flexibility, Toronto family lawyer Ken H. Nathens tells ... Read more

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Ban NDAs in workplace discrimination, harassment claims: MacDonald

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that are used to cover up discrimination, retaliation or harassment should be banned, Toronto employment lawyer Natalie MacDonald tells Global ... Read more

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Strigberger's travel guide takes reader down lighthearted path

Few travel books take a lighthearted approach when exploring the world, which is why his should appeal to many people, says humorist and author Marcel Strigberger . “I ... Read more

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A cure for ageist thinking? It may not be needed

By Suzana Popovic-Montag It’s taken decades, but we’re slowly coming to terms with a few of the “isms” in our culture – racism and sexism being two obvious ones. We can ... Read more


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TREB secures permanent injunction against Mongohouse using its data
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TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says it has secured a permanent injunction to stop the now-defunct property listing site Mongohouse from sharing its real estate ... Read more

Cannabis arrest exposes flaws in new impaired driving laws
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The arrest of a Nova Scotia motorist whose saliva tested positive for cannabis demonstrates an inherent flaw in Canada’s new impaired driving legislation, Toronto criminal ... Read more

Legislative action needed on arbitration clauses: Waddell
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Ontario’s legislature must act after the Supreme Court of Canada barred businesses from joining a consumer class action over alleged cellphone overbilling, Toronto ... Read more

Traffic accident a case of the 'unusual and usual:' Paciocco
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A “rare” case where a passenger suddenly grabbed the steering wheel of a car causing an accident presents different problems and challenges, Windsor personal injury ... Read more

SIËSDE’s solutions reduce complexity for legal professionals
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SIËSDE Dispute Resolution Technologies wants to help family law professionals simplify and streamline some of the most complex aspects of their work, says Darren Gingras, ... Read more

Legal aid cuts a step back on access to justice: FOLA
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The provincial government is shirking its duties on access to justice, The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) chair Michael Winward tells AdvocateDaily.com . The ... Read more

More flexibility needed in domestic violence bail orders
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Legal professionals must co-operate to prevent low-scale domestic violence charges from turning into a lengthy family court litigation, Toronto family lawyer Steven Benmor tells ... Read more

Mediators of all vintages must earn parties' trust
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No good mediator should take the trust of the parties for granted, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and Peter Israel tell AdvocateDaily.com . Even with ... Read more

Students should study up on rules concerning cannabis use: Daya
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Cannabis use on campus is a tricky issue for college and university students to navigate, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells AdvocateDaily.com . Although it's ... Read more

Punitive damages award a warning to insurers
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Oakville insurance lawyer Weston Pollard tells Law Times that insurers need to tread carefully when denying policyholder claims following a judge’s decision to award ... Read more

Dysfunctional sibling relationships delay estate administration
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Some siblings relationships are so dysfunctional that even majority clauses for multiple estate trustees won’t keep the administration flowing, Toronto-area estates ... Read more

Solitary confinement ruling a 'turning point'
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An Ontario Court of Appeal decision banning solitary confinement for longer than 15 days is a step in the right direction but more should be done for young people and the mentally ... Read more

Bencher candidate Tailor looks to bring 'fresh perspective' to LSO
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Mississauga family lawyer Deepa Tailor says she is running for Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher because the “regulation of the legal profession should reflect the ... Read more

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Urgent motion for partition and sale
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By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the wife brought a motion for relief prior to a case conference. She sought leave to bring the motion on an urgent basis prior to that case conference, and an ... Read more

Increased court costs impair access to justice
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By Amanda Bafaro Because disbursements aren’t already high enough, the Ontario government has increased the fees associated with the filing of many of the most common civil court ... Read more

Trust accounting safeguards: CosmoLex
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By Erica Birstler Trust accounting is a critical function for law firms, as funds that are not yet earned or disbursed must be handled in compliance with state and federal requirements. Because ... Read more

Imparting wisdom, without sounding like a jerk
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By Inga Andriessen The Law Society of Ontario’s bencher elections are in full swing. There are many candidates, some running for specific causes and some running because they want the Law ... Read more

Legit screen time at Neesons
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By Kim Neeson Over the last several years, there's been lots of talk of electronic discovery and trials. As more judges and litigators go paperless, don't be left behind! This blog will ... Read more

When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts
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By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. The couple at the centre of the case were happily ... Read more

Frustration of employment contract can be plead by employee, employer
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a case where the plaintiff had been off on disability for eight years and had no hope of returning to work. This judgment confirmed that the ... Read more

It’s spring cleaning time! Add ‘write my will’ to your list
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By Lisa Laredo For most of us, spring cleaning means a chance to declutter, downsize and simplify. It’s about new beginnings and fresh starts and there’s definitely a certain ... Read more

You can stand on the other side of humanity and be right
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By Ryan Handlarski For virtually my entire life, I have been in the minority when it comes to thinking. I can remember examples of this throughout my life from the time I was nine years old and ... Read more

Stop the clock: mediation and limitation periods
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By Stuart Rudner This case is another reminder of the many benefits of mediation . As I have written in the past (see this post, among others,) mediation can save both parties time, money, ... Read more

When sole custody is more appropriate than joint custody
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By Lisa Gelman The court recently considered when it might be appropriate to grant sole custody to one party over the other. The parties were married for three years before they separated ... Read more

Just cause is a high threshold: Williams
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By Laura Williams A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal provides an example of the level of employee misconduct that warrants an employer dismissing an employee for just cause, ... Read more

Lawyer friends — it’s time to get out of your comfort zone
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By Kate Dewhirst I went to the Funnel Hacking Live event in Nashville, TN recently. It’s a marketing event sponsored by Click Funnels. I follow co-founder Russell Brunson on social ... Read more

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