The Profession

Certified examiner offers free digital forensics webinar for lawyers

Certified digital forensics examiner Tyler Hatch will be conducting a free webinar — Introduction To Digital Forensics For Modern Litigation Lawyers — Nov. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. PST. Read more

LSO lecture series tackles AI and tech’s impact on law practice

A Law Society of Ontario (LSO) conference will explore through two days of thought-provoking panel discussion how innovation and technology impact the practice of law, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jill Presser. Read more

Great volunteers help cue up Billiards with the Bar fundraiser

Everyone is invited to enjoy a relaxing evening of pool, music, and great food as Neuberger & Partners LLP, Hull & Hull LLP, and the Toronto Lawyers Association host the annual Billiards With the Bar fundraiser on Nov. 14, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more

Breaking barriers – WLAO ‘ahead by a century’

The Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) is celebrating its past by honouring the achievements of women who have succeeded in breaking down barriers in the profession over the past century, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Province’s auto insurance proposal flawed: TLA president

A proposal to allow drivers to reduce their auto insurance premiums by dropping their coverage to $1 million is problematic, Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Margaret Waddell tells Law Times. Read more

Legal aid needs more funding, not less: TLA

The provincial government needs to rethink its “slash and burn of legal aid,” says Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Margaret Waddell. Read more

Women’s Law Association of Ontario marks 100th anniversary

The Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a gala event featuring a pair of impressive keynote speakers, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Chalk one up in the fight against hunger

Neuberger & Partners LLP, Hull & Hull LLP, and the Toronto Lawyers Association will host an annual fundraising event in support of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program in November. Read more

Mega-courthouse falls short of needs: Waddell

Toronto’s new $1-billion mega-courthouse is a good concept built on a flawed foundation, says Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Margaret Waddell. Read more

Let’s practise ‘belonging’ and stop talking about ‘inclusion’

It’s time for the legal profession to stop focusing on “inclusion” and instead focus on “belonging,” says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell. Read more

Miller lauds B.C.'s plan to improve technology in courtrooms

Toronto litigator Jonathan Miller tells The Lawyer’s Daily that it’s commendable for British Columbia to look at ways to improve technology in its court system. Read more

New calls must continue to welcome change in profession

The legal profession has changed considerably in the last six decades — and lawyers called to the bar in 2019 have the duty to continue embracing change in order to maintain Canadian values and the rule of law, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak said as he received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the Law Society of Ontario. Read more

New benchers must stay mindful of all issues within mandate

While a new group of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers were seemingly elected to get rid of the Statement of Principles (SOP), they also need to be aware that they are serving a four-year term to govern the profession in the public interest — which is the statutory LSO mandate, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Strong protocols, personal brand key to successful small firm

Starting a solo or small firm is a reality for many new lawyers — but before opening your doors to clients, a number of important tools and processes have to be put in place, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

'Distinguished' Court of Appeal justice Sharpe to speak at TLA event

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has secured a dynamic speaker and one of the best legal minds in the province for an upcoming event that promises to be an informative night for members, TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more