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DivorceMate, MSC to celebrate at National Family Law Program

With its 30th anniversary this year, DivorceMate Software Inc. has a great deal to celebrate and the company will be featuring all it has to offer at the upcoming National Family Law Program this summer, says Canadian legal software supplier Michael Perlman. Read more

The role of emojis, emoticons in modern bullying

The nature of bullying has changed dramatically in the past five decades — from verbal disagreements and physical altercations to the use of social media, Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant Denise Koster writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Mindset and motivation for fraud: understanding groupthink

In part one of a four-part series, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris explores the origins of the groupthink theory. Read more

B.C.'s new accident payout regime strips peoples' rights: Herscu

British Columbia’s new legislation to limit payouts for pain and suffering for many motor vehicle accident victims will have a devastating impact on those who are injured in that province and in need of treatment to recover, says Toronto settlement loan provider Larry Herscu of Easy Legal Finance. Read more

Juries? Bah: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger . A story surfaced recently about jurors in some cases consulting the internet to study information about the case, which info never formed part of the evidence. Some of these incidents resulted in mistrials or near mistrials. Read more

Harassment training uses animation to convey serious message

Using innovative methods to educate employers and employees on sexual harassment in the workplace is proving to be an effective strategy, says Toronto human rights and employment lawyer Bay Ryley. Read more

Surveillance maintains fair play during labour disputes: MKD

Surveillance can keep both management and unions playing fair during labour strife, says Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Confidentiality key to integrity of investigations

Employers can minimize the risk of damage during internal and third-party investigations by emphasizing the importance of confidentiality early and often in the process, Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse specialist Denise Koster tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Meeting the challenges of small and mid-sized law firms

Small and medium-sized law firms have to be especially nimble and forward thinking in dealing with the challenges of today’s legal services environment, says Mark Dormer, owner and president of Cosgrove Associates Inc. Read more

Email fraud more common than you think: Oswald

Emails were never designed as a secure form of communication and can be manipulated to look legitimate, sometimes by fraudsters who sit right next to you at work, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Recent market trends in litigation funding and the impact

In a recent Q & A session with AdvocateDaily.com , Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of BridgePoint Financial Services , a Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm, discussed the effects of recent market trends and how some firms are responding to them. Read more

FOLA calls on LSO to update real estate payment rules

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is calling on the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to update its antiquated rules around the transfer of funds in real estate transactions and to push Canada’s banks to allow electronic transfers for property, says Eldon Horner, FOLA’s real estate committee vice-chair. Read more

Financial advice pays off: report

Recent research shows working with a financial advisor is the key to asset accumulation, says Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for CBIA/Lawyers Financial . Read more

Culling the data set for effective eDiscovery

In the first instalment of a two-part series on effective eDiscovery, Epiq's Jason Bell-Masterson explores objectives, budgetary limitations and how to cull data to create a focused data set. Read more

Brampton 'Ask the Lawyer' event to explore wills, powers of attorney

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario. Read more