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Strigberger focuses on the lighter side of travel

Holidays and travel are a goldmine for comedy, legal humourist and author Marcel Strigberger tells Read more

Prioritization, accountability keys to achieving goals

In order to make change happen in your life — whether it’s a big or small objective — you need to prioritize your goal and be held accountable to it, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury tells Read more

Employers reap rewards of Ryerson LPP's work-ready candidates

The work placement portion of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) gives employers access to a group of work-ready candidates eager to make an impression, says André Bacchus , the program’s assistant director. Read more

Toronto Lawyers Association welcomes more input with new AG

A meeting with Ontario’s new Attorney General Caroline Mulroney, early in her term has leaders of the Toronto Lawyers Association confident the new government will listen to concerns of the legal profession more than the previous administration did, says TLA vice-president Margaret Waddell. Read more

Outsource estates financials, advises accountant

Unbiased estate and trust accounting for large estates, or those being disputed, should be handled by independent accountants rather than within law firms that don’t have an estate accounting and tax unit, says Avi Dahary , founder of AccounTrust. Read more

Bail monitoring goes high-tech with voice verification

Voice verification, used in conjunction with GPS monitoring, is proving to be an effective way to monitor compliance of people with bail conditions prohibiting them from leaving home without a surety, says Steve Tan, partner with Recovery Science Corporation (RSC). Read more

Transcript donation preserves landmark trial record for future generations

The transcript of a landmark trial centred around a 19 th -century treaty will soon be available publicly following a donation by Neesons Court Reporting to the Laurentian University Library. Read more

Let’s play ball – assume the position

By Marcel Strigberger . The greatest job in the world is to be a police officer. Specifically, I am referring to the cops who serve at sporting events and enjoy the game while getting paid for this strenuous effort. Read more

Social media evidence may be used to refute personal injury claim

Personal injury plaintiffs may want to err on the side of caution when it comes to posting to their social media accounts, Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO Larry Herscu tells . Read more

Preserving evidence paramount in suspected fraud cases

Organizations that have a strategy in place to deal with suspected fraud tend to have better outcomes than those caught off guard, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald tells . Read more

Little deterrence for financial fraudsters: Downs

Advancing technology and shrinking police resources are combining to boost financial fraud in Canada, says Jim Downs , the founding partner and managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Questions for your advisor Part 2: Setting your financial goals

In this final instalment of a two-part mini-series on working with financial advisors, CBIA/Lawyers Financial VP Dawn Marchand suggests questions to ask your advisor once you've chosen one . Read more

Strigberger: 'Can we still bank on a bank?'

Legal humorist and author Marcel Strigberger details the absurdities of trying to use a $100 bill at a cashless bank in a Globe and Mail column. Read more

Transparency, ethics at heart of OTLA policy on litigation lenders

Transparency and ethical conduct are crucial to BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. , who was supportive of the initiative adopted by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s (OTLA) to establish a policy on the conduct of litigation loan companies, says Amanda Bafaro , the company’s Chief Risk Officer. Read more

MySupportCalculator tool gaining acceptance in courts

Recent court cases are relying on MySupportCalculator (MSC) to determine spousal and child support calculations because it’s the most accurate tool available to the public, says Faith Feldman, general manager of Read more