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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 ...

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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

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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

Civil Litigation

Silver’s case shows witness arrogance can backfire

A dispute over life insurance on a mortgage shows how arrogance on the witness stand can backfire against parties in court, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver . ... Read more

Criminal Law

Protect record during trial in view of possible appeal

Lawyers conducting a criminal trial should always think about how to protect the record for a possible future appeal, says Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau . Read more

Employment & Labour

Ontario Court of Appeal rejects tort of harassment

Just because Ontario's highest court has ruled that the tort of harassment does not exist, doesn’t mean there aren’t options available to wronged parties, says Toronto ... Read more

The Profession

Let’s practise ‘belonging’ and stop talking about ‘inclusion’

It’s time for the legal profession to stop focusing on “inclusion” and instead focus on “belonging,” says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Power of attorney a ‘powerful and dangerous’ document: Aulis

Lawyers and their clients must tread carefully when drafting and implementing a power of attorney (POA), says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis. Read more

ADR, Mediation

Recreational cannabis opens whole new legal can of worms

Legalizing recreational cannabis has created a growing list of legal headaches, Toronto arbitrator Marvin Huberman tells Caregiver Solutions magazine. Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Province gives ‘meaningful guidance’ around multiple wills

Recent guidance from Ontario’s Ministry of Finance is helpful to estate lawyers looking to minimize probate-related expenses through multiple wills, says Toronto trusts and ... Read more

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