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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

Looking for third-party litigation funding: what to consider?

Q & A with John Rossos , co-founder of BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. Read more

Plaintiffs should own their legal expenses insurance policies

All parties benefit when clients are named as the holders of legal expenses insurance (LEI) policies, Nick Robson , managing director of JusticeRisk Solutions (JRS), tells Read more

Presumption of shared parenting not the best route: Townsend

A move to amend the Divorce Act and establish equal shared parenting (ESP) as a presumption in child custody cases may not be a good idea, says Toronto family lawyer and life coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

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

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

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

'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

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 Read more

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

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

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 Steve Tan, partner with Recovery Science Corporation (RSC). Read more

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