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Transfer of goodwill crucial during ownership change

Goodwill often makes up a large part of what is being purchased when a company is acquired — but future earnings can be affected if the employees who maintain that goodwill are not retained or choose to leave, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer tells Succession Planning , a special supplement published by The Bottom Line and Lawyers Weekly. Read more

Mail-forwarding scam highlights fraud as a 'growth industry'

With complaints of mail-forwarding fraud seven times higher in 2016 than the previous year, MKD International Inc. managing director Jim Downs says it’s a sign that all kinds of fraud are on the rise and individuals and businesses have to be diligent. Read more

Lawyers: what you don't know about websites can kill your business

The GTA law firm that hired Schilder had a website built using open-source content management system software and the law firm staff could barely update the website on their own. They had a webmaster who was not responsive to change requests, she says. Read more

TLA partners with Thomson Reuters offering resources to lawyers

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has partnered with Thomson Reuters to offer programs and resources to help lawyers starting their own practice and small law firms succeed, says TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang. Read more

It’s buyer beware for many online family law products

With an increasing number of online do-it-yourself family law products to determine child and spousal support, it’s difficult for the public to know which ones are reliable and offer accurate results, says Faith Feldman, general manager of MySupportCalculator.ca (MSC ). Read more

Emphasize accountability for personal tech use at work

Although the practice of attending to personal matters on company time has been around forever, with rapidly advancing technology, employers need to be sure to set out clear rules and expectations around the use of smartphones and social media during work hours, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

The growing security risk to organizations from ‘insiders’

Organizations need to be increasingly vigilant about protecting their financial and proprietary data because of risks from employees or others with insider information, Jim Downs , managing director of MKD International Inc. , tells Forensic Accounting and Fraud , a special supplement published by The Bottom Line and The Lawyers Weekly. Read more

Law firms and the importance of the year-end planning process

December is a good time for law firms to take a reflective look back at 2016 and start the planning process for the upcoming year, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer. Read more

Medical malpractice claims often the result of misunderstandings

Frivolous malpractice claims are often the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding about the difference between a medical complication and care that is below standard, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford. Read more

DivorceMate updates separation, and child, spousal support software

DivorceMate Software Inc. has updated its Precedents One program, which allows Ontario and British Columbia users to build separation agreements and marriage contracts, as well as its Tools One Program, which calculates child and spousal support for users across the country, says Michael Perlman , president of the Canadian legal software supplier for family law. Read more

Neesons to provide CART services at RODA Diversity Conference

Toronto court reporter Kim Neeson and her team will provide realtime captioning/CART (Computer-Aided Realtime Translation) services at the upcoming Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA) 2nd annual Diversity Conference, in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). Read more

Trial by iPad: Demystifying the electronic trial

It was standing room only at the 2016 Technology in Practice conference as Neesons Court Reporting president Kim Neeson spoke about the paperless trial and the best ways to make one a success. Read more

Are you ready for the new code of ethics bidding requirements?

By Patricia Harris . As a construction company that actively bids and works on larger infrastructure projects, you will likely be required to provide a signed certification in response to future Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) to confirm that you have effective policies in place regarding conflicts of interest [1] and ethical [2] bidding practices. Read more

Jewelry heist a lesson in not cheaping out on a video security system

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A New Brunswick jeweller says he's ``ecstatic'' that an Ontario couple suspected in a string of nationwide jewelry heists pleaded guilty to stealing a $10,000 diamond from his Saint John store. Read more

Federation of Ontario Law Associations a voice for practising lawyers

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is the voice of more than 12,000 lawyers across the province with a mandate to promote the profession and advance solutions to challenges around the business of practising law, says its chairman Eldon Horner. Read more