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Certified examiner offers free digital forensics webinar for lawyers

Certified digital forensics examiner Tyler Hatch will be conducting a free webinar — Introduction To Digital Forensics For Modern Litigation Lawyers — Nov. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. PST. Read more

Fellow resident charged in death of 94-year-old woman

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — A 74-year-old man has been charged in the death of a 94-year-old woman in southwestern Ontario. Read more

The ‘better safe than sorry’ approach to fraud investigation

The ideal approach to forensic accounting is to minimize the risk of fraud before it happens, or identify it as soon as possible, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Cross-border private investigation work takes solid contacts

Diligence and a strong network of connections are vital components of MKD International’s success as a full-service private investigation firm, especially when it comes to handling cases outside Canada, says Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Cannabis companies find value with patent strength analysis

As Canada awaits the arrival of cannabis-infused edibles, extracts and topicals, the filing of patents in the sector is heating up as companies look to monetize the value of their intellectual property, says Christian Hartmann of Patent Seekers Research Inc. Read more

Informed consent at the heart of most medical procedures

The threshold for obtaining a patient’s informed consent varies depending on the nature of the medical procedure performed, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford. Read more

Do a solid for charity, cue up team for Billiards with the Bar

Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) executive director Joan Rataic-Lang is hoping those in the legal profession will take the cue and sign up for Billiards with the Bar: Chalk One Up Against Hunger — 2019 in support of Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry. Read more

Third parties can help executors avoid pitfalls, focus attention

Administering an estate is a daunting task that can require extensive skills beyond the scope of some executors, and seeking guidance from knowledgeable third parties can be an important part of ensuring all responsibilities of the role are met, says Avi Dahary, founder of AccounTrust. Read more

How to start getting paid what you’re owed

By Erica Birstler Unless you’re doing volunteer or pro bono work, you don’t want to work for free. Running a law firm is like running any other business in the fact that cash flow is essential to keeping the doors open. Read more

When the media calls, be prepared to deliver: Schilder

In the fast-paced world of daily media, getting a shot at being quoted by a journalist on deadline means you must be ready to deliver relevant and succinct comments, often on a moment’s notice, says Toronto public relations professional Jana Schilder. Read more

Time is not money – it’s much more valuable: Bury

In today’s “always-on” connectivity, almost everyone feels swamped by professional and personal demands on their time, says Michael Bury, a certified coach with Blue Pond Coaching, who helps professionals manage their time. Read more

Auto infotainment systems a distraction for all drivers

A recent study showing the adverse effects of automobile infotainment systems on older motorists is a good reminder for all drivers to keep their eyes and minds on the road, says Rhino Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO Larry Herscu. Read more

Koster writes book to commemorate 25 years in business

The new book by Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant Denise Koster is dedicated to a woman who didn’t live long enough to know the impact she had on her life. Read more

Investors beware: if it sounds too good to be true, walk away

Investors should not get involved in get-rich-quick schemes, even if a respected bank is holding the money, because if it is unaware a fraud is being perpetrated, the financial institution cannot be held liable for the victims’ losses, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Personal injury lawyers facing a perfect financial storm

All personal injury law firms, regardless of size, must grapple with significant unpredictability in their cash flows, Stephen Pauwels, co-founder of specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services, tells The Litigator. Read more