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LSUC decision contains substantive failings, appeal alleges

An appellant’s factum recently filed by  Lerners LLP  criticizes a Law Society of Upper Canada disciplinary panel decision convicting Joe Groia of professional misconduct, alleging ... Read more

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Task force right to suggest pretrial conference changes: Earl Cherniak

An Ontario Bar Association task force is right to suggest splitting the pretrial conference into a settlement discussion or a focused trial management process, Toronto lawyer and ... Read more

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Holding the Family Responsibility Office responsible

No matter what side of the fence they are on, clients seem frustrated with the Family Responsibility Office (“FRO”). Whether one client claims FRO is not ... Read more

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Cherniak to speak on arbitration costs, lessons learned

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak is scheduled to speak at an upcoming conference on arbitration costs, trends and hard lessons learned. The ADRIA Conference runs ... Read more

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Earl Cherniak: Toronto arbitration profile bolstered

The International Chamber of Commerce has entered into an agreement with Arbitration Place in Toronto to bolster its presence in North America – a positive development for those in ... Read more

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Diversity matters in mediation

Diversity isn’t often seen as a pressing issue in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), though it has the potential to produce better, more collaborative results for clients, says ... Read more

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The importance of timely family law custody appeals

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Perron v. Perron is a custody case decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal where the issue of language education featured prominently. It ... Read more

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The worst kept legal secret: Family law needs a complete overhaul

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Restructuring is what family law needs, says the as-of-yet unreleased report from the Cromwell committee to Chief Justice McLachlin of the Supreme ... Read more

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Chambers names Cherniak a top arbitrator

The benefits of arbitration over standard courtroom litigation include saving time and additional control over proceedings, says Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak , who ... Read more

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Balancing the duty to disclose

Two recent trends emerging in the world of alternative dispute resolution impact both the appointment and independence of arbitrators, Toronto lawyer Earl Cherniak , who ... Read more

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Ontario ruling supports same sex right to marry abroad

By  Jennifer Samara Shuber In January 2013, an experienced Ontario family court judge, the Honourable Madam Justice Mesbur, ruled that a British civil union between a ... Read more

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Cherniak included on leading lawyers' list

Prominent Toronto lawyer  Earl Cherniak , who specializes in ADR, has been included in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. ... Read more

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Family law arbitrations: play ball!

Parties choose to arbitrate their family law disputes for many reasons: the privacy of the process, the cost, the ability to appoint a decision-maker who is a family law expert as ... Read more

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Lessons for the arbitration community

In Arbitration Place’s quarterly newsletter The Tribunal , Toronto lawyer Earl Cherniak , who specializes in ADR, examines changes in Ontario civil litigation courts and the ... Read more

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Cherniak named Lawyer of the Year

High-profile Toronto lawyer Earl Cherniak , who specializes in ADR, has been included in the prestigious 2013 Lawyer of the Year round-up, compiled by Best Lawyers.  ... Read more

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You can get through the holidays

Holidays are tough for many people. But when you are newly single, the idea of celebrating any holiday can be particularly difficult to fathom. The holidays are the locus of ... Read more

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