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A plea for family law education

By  Jennifer Samara Shuber I see lots of unhappy people in my office. Many are first time clients. Clients who have come to meet with me to learn about how the law will ... Read more

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Huberman named Canadian commercial arbitration firm of the year

Toronto litigator, mediator and arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman's firm has been recognized by M&A Today as Law Firm of the Year — Commercial Arbitration — ... Read more

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Campbell to discuss mediation basics at CIAJ program

The Hon. Colin L. Campbell Q.C. will share his expertise on how lawyers and judges can become mediators at an upcoming program in Toronto, hosted by the Canadian ... Read more

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Corporate directors, shareholders should not let bylaws be bygones

Canadian corporate directors and shareholders should show initiative and leadership by enacting corporate bylaws that include arbitration provisions, Toronto commercial ... Read more

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Huberman to chair Law Society arbitration primer

Toronto mediator and arbitrator  Marvin J. Huberman  will chair an upcoming primer on arbitration for litigators, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada, he ... Read more

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Privacy ruling on emails shows system works as intended

A recent ruling by the Information and Privacy Commissioner that resulted in the City of Oshawa releasing an email sent from a councillor’s private account is ... Read more

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Neutralizing conflict through parenting co-ordination

Parents trying to iron out the details of high-conflict separations should communicate like business partners, says family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber . ... Read more

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Huberman to speak at Canadian Crowdfunding Summit

On March 3, Toronto commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman will share his insight into how to protect yourself, your business and your crowdfunding investment at the the 2 ... Read more

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Successful arbitration advocacy ‘all about that base’

When it comes to achieving success in arbitration, parties could take a cue from recent Grammy winner Meghan Trainor and her smash hit “ All About that Bass ,” says ... Read more

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Family court is open to the public

By  Jennifer Samara Shuber In Canada, we have an open court system. That is probably obvious from the daily bombardment of information coming out of two sensational ... Read more

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Court's strict approach to disclosure lesson for arbitrators

A French court’s recent move to declare a Canadian arbitrator’s award invalid because of a potential conflict is a cautionary tale for all arbitrators to not only be ... Read more

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Rare ruling focuses on maintaining values of adversarial system

A recent Court of Appeal decision that found a motion judge had shown a reasonable apprehension of bias reinforces the court’s willingness and strong desire to assure ... Read more

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Emotions vital part of important decisions

Emotions play a critical role in the decision-making process, as they incorporate our ‘higher ideals,’ such as values and principles, Toronto commercial ... Read more

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Maternity leave can hurt lawyers on the partner path

Getting ahead can be tough for lawyers who are also mothers, says Jennifer Samara Shuber , lawyer with Beard Winter LLP in a Lawyers Weekly article in which her firm was ... Read more

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Third-party funding in arbitrations lack guidelines, legislation

The increasing trend of third-party funding in arbitrations is a fairly controversial concept that lacks clear guidelines, says Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman ... Read more

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Cherniak article cited by Ontario Court of Appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently cited an analysis of the 2014 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp .,  by Toronto lawyer and ... Read more

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Cherniak taking Groia matter to appeal court

Lawyer Joe Groia is taking his case to the Ontario Court of Appeal next week, as he and his counsel, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak , seek to have a finding of ... Read more

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Canada is an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction

Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman says recent media reports about arbitration clauses contained in the fine print of contracts really highlights the ... Read more

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Cherniak pens foreword to Annual Review of Civil Litigation

Joining the company of three justices of the Supreme Court of Canada who were asked to carry out the task in previous years, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak has ... Read more

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Religion not often part of family court discussions

A British Columbia judge’s determination that grandparents cannot talk about religion in front of their four-year-old granddaughter is unusual although not a surprise, ... Read more

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