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Become a designated representative for unaccompanied minors

Lawyers, need some CPD hours? Looking to volunteer your time for a good cause? Every year hundreds of children arrive at Ontario's ports alone and seeking refugee protection. ... Read more

The role of artificial intelligence in the law

Written By: William Keele and Brock Turville, Summer Student As technology advances and grows, so does our fascination with artificial intelligence (A.I.). A.I., which ... Read more

Three common misconceptions about waivers

Written By: Michael Warfe and Joe Gaynor, Student-at-Law People sign waivers every day. They sign them when they play sports or send their kids on school trips. They ... Read more

Security for costs in employment cases

A motion for security for costs has potential to cause trouble for an employee, and can offer many benefits to a defendant, in the right circumstances. It can result in the ... Read more

FSCO's new revised attendant care outline

Written By: Selina Andrello and Krystal Leonov, Student-at-Law On April 11, 2018, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) released a revised Attendant ... Read more

Ontario, Canada may soon see regulations addressing temporary help agencies' liability for workplace injuries

In 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , significantly amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), the ... Read more

Expert advice series: The futility of critique reports by expert witnesses

by Jennifer Hunter While expert witnesses are traditionally retained to provide their opinion on an issue in a case, parties sometimes retain experts for a more tactical ... Read more

Data breach notification coming to Canada

The Government of Canada has announced that its proposed data breach notification requirements pursuant to the Digital Privacy Act (the “Act”) will take ... Read more

Ontario, Canada introduces new legislation banning compensation questions

The interview process is a time-consuming, planned procedure in which the parties seek to learn as much as possible about each other before determining whether it is a match. In ... Read more

Cost awards in Ontario

Written By: Nick Todorovic and Joe Gaynor, Student-at-Law Litigation can be expensive and, depending on the complexity and length, parties may incur significant ... Read more

Family law arbitration

WHAT IS FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION? Arbitration is an out-of-court process that falls under the category of “Alternative/Appropriate Dispute Resolution”. It is the ... Read more

Running for justice

TORONTO – Run, jog, walk, or roll! Run Little Monkey and Pro Bono Ontario are launching the inaugural Run For Justice Virtual 7K race to raise money for PBO’s ... Read more

The Occupiers Liability Act reigns supreme: Ontario Court of Appeal gives effect to waivers of liability

Written By: William Keele and William Harding, Student-at-Law In late March, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision in the twin ... Read more

Expert advice series: “No property in a witness”. How our Courts are applying this principle to expert witnesses

By Jennifer Hunter The longstanding principle that “there is no property in a witness” allows any party in an action to interview the same witness and to ... Read more

The Personal Injury update – Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 5:15-7pm

Has your practice become busier and more harried as time goes on? For personal injury and insurance defense lawyers, new court decisions and government regulations ... Read more