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Confidentiality in arbitration

By Earl Cherniak One of the many perceived advantages of commercial arbitration is that the hearings are in private and the pleadings, evidence, names of the parties and even ... Read more

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Bre-X lawyer headed to court in battle against law society

TORONTO – A prominent securities lawyer and the society that regulates the legal profession in Ontario are bound for court in the latest round of an epic battle started in ... Read more

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Cherniak says handling of nude posing justice a 'stain'

TORONTO – The council probing a complaint against a senior Manitoba judge photographed in the  nude has drawn scathing criticism, particularly in light of its ... Read more

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Support for a child away at university

By  Jennifer Samara Shuber   Many support payors are under the impression that child support ceases when that child leaves home to attend a post-secondary ... Read more

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Benchmark names Cherniak a 2014 litigation star

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading litigation lawyers in the 2014 issue of Benchmark Canada, compiled by Benchmark ... Read more

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Family law constantly evolving, presenting new challenges

No two days are ever the same in family law, where many clients share similar stories, but each has their own unique and personal perspective, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer ... Read more

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Forgiveness: Do your soul a favour

By  Jennifer Samara Shuber The world lost a great man December 5, 2013 when Nelson Mandela passed. Although a somewhat controversial figure in his youth, his leadership ... Read more

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Parental alienation cases require creative counsel

When it comes to parental alienation cases – arguably the toughest type of high-conflict custody dispute – case law proves attending lawyers must be sensitive, ... Read more

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Law Society appeal panel reduces Groia's suspension

A two-month suspension faced by lawyer Joe Groia, a client of prominent Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak , has been cut in half by a Law Society of Upper Canada appeal ... Read more

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Commercial arbitration "polar opposite" to civil justice system

Arbitrators and arbitration counsel in Ontario – especially Toronto – have an opportunity to seize the moment and be seen as the cost efficient, effective alternative to the broken ... Read more

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Cherniak to deliver keynote at arbitration conference

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak  is set to present the keynote speech at the upcoming Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Annual Conference. Cherniak, partner ... Read more

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Cherniak to participate in mock trial

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak is slated to appear in an upcoming mock trial as part of the Stratford Festival’s Shylock Appeals Weekend. Cherniak, partner ... Read more

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Cherniak named Lawyer of the Year for 2014

Prominent Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak  has been included in the 2014 Lawyer of the Year round-up, compiled by Best Lawyers. Cherniak, partner with  Lerners LLP , ... Read more

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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

  By Jennifer Samara Shuber No matter what side of the fence they are on, clients seem frustrated with the Family Responsibility Office ... 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 ... Read more

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