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Webinar for linguists focuses on authentication of official documents

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar is presenting a webinar for linguists that will focus on the authentication of official documents process. Read more

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Webinar series explores language of legal correspondence, contracts

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will share her insights on the language of legal correspondence and contracts with linguists via two webinar programs in January. Read more

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Settlement loans relieve pressure on personal injury victims

Litigation funding can help personal injury victims through one of the most difficult periods of their lives, says Dawn Simons, client relations manager at CaseMark Financial . Read more

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'Ask the Lawyer' events to discuss wills, powers of attorney

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day programming at two Peel Region public libraries this month, to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario. Read more

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Law school language training would boost bilingualism among judges

Language training for law students could improve the bilingual capacity of Canada’s Superior Courts, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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SCC ruling on bail impacting how electronic monitoring is applied

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision confirming the structure of the legal test for bail is impacting the way electronic monitoring is considered in bail decisions, says Steve Tan, partner with  Recovery Science Corporation  (RSC). The company offers GPS and alcohol monitoring across Canada. The high court notes in its ruling that a central part of the Canadian law of bail consists of the ladder principle and that an unconditional release on an undertaking is ... Read more

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Creative billing alternatives to traditional hourly format

With growing pressure on law firms to bill with more predictability, clients would like to see such services more like a commodity instead of billed on an hourly rate, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer .  Read more

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The pros and cons of being a sole practitioner

A new video series launched by Lawyers Financial aims to provide some useful insights and tips for lawyers who are — or are considering becoming — sole practitioners, says Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for the  CBIA/Lawyers Financial . Read more

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Independent brokers critical in growing litigation funding market

As Canada’s litigation funding and insurance market grows, truly independent brokers will become more important for lawyers seeking the best deal for clients, says  Nick Robson , managing director of  JusticeRisk Solutions  (JRS). Read more

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Bridging the generation gap in law firms

Legal firms will need to become more tech-savvy as members of Generation Z graduate from law school and join the workforce, says Alan Bass , president of Korbitec Inc. , a Toronto software development company that provides products to the legal profession. Read more

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Proactive tax planning a must for athletes on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Professional athletes plying their trade in both the United States and Canada need to get an early start on maximizing the tax efficiency of their affairs, says Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney  Alexey Manasuev . “Often their careers are much shorter than those in other fields, but their financial goals are still very high in the longer term,” says Manasuev, principal of  U.S. Tax IQ , which represents Canadian and ... Read more

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Medical experts as third-party referees

The legal system could use medical experts as third-party experts and not witnesses who appear in court either for the defendant or the plaintiff, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma surgeon  Dr. Michael Ford . Read more

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Pattern of accountability key to successful coaching

This is the second post in a three-part series on executive coaching with Toronto lawyer and executive coach Michael Bury. In this instalment he reviews what to expect in the third and fourth sessions of an executive coaching engagement to unlock what's holding you back from reaching your potential .  Read more

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Epiq software helps lawyers avoid data breaches

When producing reams of electronic documents for discovery in litigation and investigations, lawyers and corporations can reduce their risk of a disastrous overshare by using sophisticated e-tools to search out and redact sensitive information, says Jason Bell-Masterson, manager at the Toronto branch of legal technology company Epiq . Read more

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Modernizing the courts: transcripts

The process of obtaining court transcripts in Ontario can be bureaucratic, cumbersome and involve weeks of waiting, says Neesons Court Reporting  founder and president Kim Neeson . Read more

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Language rights pilot should be expanded provincewide

An Ottawa pilot project that improved the communication of language rights in civil and criminal matters should be expanded provincewide, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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U.S. Tax IQ webinar on sweeping changes to U.S. tax law

U.S. tax accountant  Brandon Vucen  and U.S. tax attorney Alexey Manasuev are hosting a free webinar to address key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and upcoming changes to U.S. tax law, which are being heralded as the most substantive amendments in more than 30 years. Read more

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Medical assistance in death: what lawyers need to know

The new federal regulatory framework for medical assistance in dying carries many implications for different areas of law and an education program by the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) provides counsel with up-to-date information that will help in their practices, says the organization’s president Melanie Manchee.  Read more

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In-person sessions a critical component of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) will soon hold the final of three in-person weeks, an important component of the innovative program for licensing candidates, says program director Gina Alexandris . Read more

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The impact of mandatory reporting of data breaches

Canadian companies need to brace themselves for upcoming regulations requiring them to publicly report their data breaches, says Jason Green, principal of Hexigent Consulting , an Oakville-based digital investigations and cybersecurity firm. Read more

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