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Use of customs agents for traffic stop interpretation raises concerns

Police should handle their own language interpretation services rather than calling in border officers for assistance, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

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Think before you ‘quip from the lip’

Using humour in serious situations involves some risk but, with the right checks and balances, it can provide much-needed levity to legal and other proceedings, humourist and author Marcel Strigberger tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Hooper to chair FOLA's upcoming plenary session

Jaye Hooper, chair of  The Federation of Ontario Law Associations   (FOLA), will chair the association’s plenary session, which takes place Nov. 7-9 in Waterloo.  Read more

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Making the business case for AI in law firms

The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal profession is expanding, and lawyers should be thinking about the opportunity it presents, says Carla Swansburg , vice-president and general manager for the Canadian operations of the legal technology company Epiq . Read more

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Strong business case for promoting diversity in law firms: Bentley

It makes good business sense for law firms to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), says Chris Bentley , director of Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) and Law Practice Program  (LPP). Read more

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Advantages of body cameras don't outweigh costs, concerns

Although body-worn cameras are often touted as a way to increase accountability and safety as well as reduce incidents of use of force by police officers, the technology is not without its issues, Crystal Beach forensic video analyst Michael Plaxton tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Protection from phone scams

By Ryan Duquette A recent report states that by next year almost half of the calls we receive on our mobile devices will be scam calls. These types of phone scams have been around for many years, but due to changes in technology, the criminals behind these scams are able to change and vary the methods they use to prey on their victims. Common phone scams include tax (IRS or CRA) scams, “Windows” scams, lottery or prizewinning scams and others. Over the past many years there has ... Read more

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Transcript cost decision undervalues skilled court reporters: Neeson

A recent appeal court decision could drive experienced court reporters out of the transcription business for good, says Neesons Court Reporting  founder and president  Kim Neeson . Read more

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Navigating the litigation funding and insurance market: choosing an insurer

In part one in a two-part series of TheJudge Global’s guide to the litigation funding and insurance market, Katie Armstrong reviews the factors clients should take into consideration when choosing a litigation insurance provider. Read more

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If you’re happy and you know it, don’t clap your hands

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Webinar explores language of contracts

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will share her insights on the language of contracts with linguists via a webinar program. Read more

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Cyber insurance helps defray data breach costs

Many companies are not prepared for upcoming changes to Canada’s privacy law that will require them to report data breaches within a prescribed time, says Jason Green, principal of  Hexigent Consulting . Read more

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Fifth Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: Lawyers Feed the Hungry marks 20 years

Fun, food and fundraising make for the perfect combination at the annual Billiards with the Bar  charity event, former Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Joseph Neuberger tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Technical document production struggles will not excuse undue delay

By Wendy Cole The October 2017 decision of Master Graham in this case  serves as a cautionary tale for both counsel and clients who are unfamiliar with the complexities of producing discovery documents in electronic format. Read more

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Session to focus on wills, powers of attorney, advanced care planning

Join Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar on Oct. 10 to learn more about wills, powers of attorney, and advanced care planning in Ontario. Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation , will discuss the reasons why you need a will, updating your current will, probate-free planning, the do's and dont's of joint accounts, powers of attorney, and more.  Hospice Wellington will also be on hand to speak specifically about advanced care planning. ... Read more

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Insurance to defray potential legal costs gains traction

Buying an insurance policy either before or after litigation commences is relatively new to Canada, but could soon become part of standard procedures, says Dominique Zipper,  with DAS , a leader in legal expense insurance. Read more

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Multilingual lawyers and interpreters flock to Mexico-U.S. border

A recent mobilization of lawyers and interpreters at the U.S.-Mexico border is a good reminder of the value of multilingual professionals, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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One notwithstanding, please: Strigberger

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Validity of e-service in Canada and the U.S.

By Amir Tajkarimi One task that is dominant in legal proceedings is the service of documents between counsel. Whether it’s in Canada or the U.S., attorneys have to serve each other according to the rules of civil procedure of their jurisdiction (state, county, province…). Read more

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My son the gondolier: Strigberger

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