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Pain and suffering cap will restrict rights of the injured

VICTORIA — Allowing people to sue for pain and suffering in car accidents has been viewed as a fundamental principle in British Columbia, but that changed Tuesday when the government joined Canada's other provinces in limiting payouts to some crash victims because of a financial crisis at the public insurance corporation. Read more

Lawyers should play a role in provincial election: FOLA

With a provincial election coming in June, the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is encouraging its members to get involved at the local level, says Michael Ras , the group’s executive director. Read more

Conditional sentence possible with GPS, alcohol monitoring

A judge in Newfoundland imposed a conditional sentence and probation for a man instead of jail time based on his willingness to participate in electronic monitoring with Recovery Science Corporation (RSC) , reports The Western Star. Read more

Balancing flexible work hours, remote access with firm needs

Firms are feeling the pressure to offer flexibility in work hours and remote access to their employees, but these options should be offered within reason, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer . Read more

New U.S. tax law could have substantial impact on Canadians

The U.S. tax reform could have a significant impact on both Canadian companies and individuals looking to conduct business south of the border, U.S. tax accountant Brandon Vucen tells . Read more

Second lens on police investigations can change the outcome

MKD International Inc. takes a second look at police investigations for individuals and families unsatisfied with the original outcome, says Jim Downs , the company’s founding partner and managing director. Read more

Litigation loans help clients move forward

Litigation loans can assist claimants during lengthy court proceedings, ensuring their bills are paid while seeking a fair settlement, says CaseMark Financial ’s client relations manger, Dawn Simons. Read more

Korbitec adds family law documents to its service

Korbitec Inc . has added a suite of family law solutions to its repertoire as it continues its quest to become the one-stop-shop for litigators with document automation needs, company president Alan Bass tells . Read more

The de-stressed court reporter

By Kim Neeson . As a working real-time court reporter and owner of Neesons, I’ve experienced stress in its many forms over the years. When I started court reporting, lawyers and judges spoke more for the record; breaks were longer; the rush just wasn’t the same. Today, the pace at which lawyers speak, the expedited transcript delivery, and the amount of time court reporters are sitting either at their shorthand machines or laptop computers has increased significantly. And they said computers would give us a lot more free time! Read more

Coaching helps lawyers identify roadblocks to success

In the final post of a three-part series, Toronto lawyer and executive coach Michael Bury reviews what to expect in the fifth and sixth sessions of a coaching engagement and how clients can use what’s been revealed to help propel them into action. Read more

U.S. Tax IQ webinar on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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 explain how the new U.S. tax law will affect you and your business. Read more

Transcripts of cross-examinations: who foots the bill?

Cross-examination on affidavits is the usual course for any litigation, but there is often confusion around the rules for ordering the transcripts, and who pays for what, says Neesons Court Reporting founder and president Kim Neeson. Read more

The holiday spending hangover and demand for litigation funding

With Canadians owing record amounts of debt, this time of year is especially stressful for many personal injury plaintiffs who struggle with paying bills after the holiday season, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO Larry Herscu. Read more

Voice of family members critical in Wettlaufer inquiry: Koster

TORONTO — A surviving victim, relatives of murdered seniors, and advocacy and health-care groups are among 17 groups and entities granted permission to take part in a public inquiry sparked by nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who is serving life for killing eight elderly long-term-care residents in Ontario. Read more

LPP work placements an opportunity for candidates, employers

The work placement portion of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP), gives its candidates a chance to get “a foot in the door” with potential employers, says André Bacchus , the program’s assistant director. Read more