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Execution of wills in Ontario

By  Jennifer Corak Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The ... Read more

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7th annual TLA ethics & professionalism seminar, Wednesday October 18, 2017

Clients make the practice of law possible: how much influence do they have? Not just an interesting question, but the topic of our 7th Annual Current Topics in Ethics & ... Read more

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Ontario, Canada: employer sentenced to 30 days in prison for nonpayment of wages

The former owner of two defunct businesses has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for nonpayment of more than $125,000 in wages owed to 43 employees. The employer was convicted ... Read more

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If joint tenants die at the same time, what happens?

In a recent blog post , I discussed common disaster clauses. A question I have been faced with which is related to the topic of common disaster clauses is the question of ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario government's proposed legislation to "create fairer and better workplaces" includes $15 minimum wage and equal pay for part-time and full-time workers

On May 30, 2017, the Ontario government issued its response to a Final Report recently released by two Special Advisors as part of their Changing Workplaces Review. 1  This ... Read more

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"Build a better student; legal writing for students and new lawyers: writing effective memoranda of law." Thursday, October 5, 2017. 5-6:45pm

Our "Build a Better Student" continues with " Legal writing for students and new lawyers: Writing effective memoranda of law." Thursday, October 5, 2017. Registration opens at ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario special advisers make 173 recommendations in their final report on the changing workplace

In May 2015, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisers (Michael Mitchell and The Honourable John C. Murray) to review the modern-day workplace and to consider whether ... Read more

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Second Annual Canada Conference: International Labour and Employment Law for Companies in Canada

Wednesday, November 1, 2017   Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will ... Read more

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"Build a Better Articling Student" series continues with articling students and Masters' motions. Sept. 27, 4-7 pm

Our "Build a Better Articling Student" series continues with Articling Students and Masters' Motions . September 27, 4-7 p.m. Professionalism is required in any legal ... Read more

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Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q2 2017

Alberta: New Law Overhauls Most of Workplace Law New Legislation Enacted The new “Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act” substantially changes the  ... Read more

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Alberta court issues Canada's first cyber coverage decision in The Brick v. Chubb

By Anne Juntunen In an article written for Claims Canada, insurance defence lawyer, Anne Juntunen discusses Canada's first cyber coverage decision in The Brick v. Chubb. ... Read more

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Ontario Superior Court applies anti-SLAPP law to protect free expression on public interest environmental issues: United Soils Management Ltd. v. Mohammed, 2017 ONSC 4450

By Jacob Damstra SLAPP Suits and Anti-SLAPP Legislation A strategic lawsuit against public participation – a “SLAPP” suit – or “gag ... Read more

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What should you expect from your first meeting with a family lawyer?

  By  Patricia Gordon Clients are often apprehensive about their first meeting with a family lawyer. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety and coming ... Read more

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Call out for another CourtCall demonstration. Sept. 19, 2017. 6-7 pm.

Call Out for Another CourtCall Demonstration. We're offering another CourtCall experience to demonstrate how easy it can be to manage certain Civil Practice Commercial List ... Read more

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TLA Nutshell Seminar: the family lawyer as quarterback. Wed. Sept. 13, 2017. 5-7pm

Does specializing in Family Law mean your clients expect you to know a little about everything; answering questions about the potential conflicts of their family issues with ... Read more

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Employment Law Update 2017

Employment Law Update 2017 Littler has always been ahead of the curve in recognizing trends, predicting results, and providing practical, proactive ... Read more

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TLA's "Build a Better Articling Student" continues with the Head Start Program. September 19, 2017.

TLA's "Build a Better Articling Student" continues with the Head Start Program. September 19, 2017. Many law students starting Articles face a daunting learning curve. ... Read more

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Best Lawyers recognizes 34 Lerners lawyers as leading practitioners

Lerners is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Inclusion in the publication is an acknowledgement ... Read more

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To tag or drag – that is the question

By Daniel Thomson   I am often asked to explain what a “Tag-Along” (a.k.a. “Piggyback”) right is or what it means to be subject to a ... Read more

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Rights of a surviving spouse against the estate of his or her deceased spouse

By Meghan O'Neil In  my last blog , I outlined the rights a common law partner has against the estate of his or her deceased partner. As mentioned in that blog, a ... Read more

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