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TLA honours justice and lawyer during awards gala

A Supreme Court justice and a lawyer renowned for her commitment to youth in the criminal justice system have been honoured at the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) Awards ... Read more

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Healthy legal profession is important to public interests: Rastin

Law Society bencher candidate  Steve Rastin , managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm  Rastin & Associates , says a strong, effective legal community ... Read more

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Sa'd wants to help new lawyers clear hurdles of the profession

Working to break down barriers to entering the legal profession will be a priority if she's elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Toronto criminal and ... Read more

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Bencher candidate Lesage wants LSO to be more efficient

Bencher candidate  Michael Lesage  says he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) “become more effective in a much more limited sphere.” ... Read more

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Spurgeon offers 'pragmatic, practical' approach as LSO bencher

Hamilton personal injury lawyer  Andrew Spurgeon says he hopes to continue the work he started as a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher four years ago. Spurgeon ... Read more

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Sa'd hopes to bring diversity to LSO bench

Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d  says she is looking to add diversity and a “fresh perspective” to the ranks if elected ... Read more

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Bencher election may have impact on splitting couples: Benmor

The upcoming election of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers could have a significant impact on separating and divorcing couples, says Toronto family lawyer, mediator, and ... Read more

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Bencher candidate Lesage running to be 'voice' of small firms

Toronto litigator and Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher candidate  Michael Lesage says it’s crucial that the voices of the smaller firms are heard at ... Read more

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Policy needs effective enforcement: bencher candidate Rastin

Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin , says if elected as a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher, he will strive to find "ways to ensure lawyers can continue to provide ... Read more

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What I’m looking for in a bencher

By Inga Andriessen If you’re not an Ontario lawyer, then this blog is not for you. This is about our upcoming bencher election for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). ... Read more

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Ryerson has chance to break from traditional legal education: Handlarski

Ryerson University’s new law school brings with it the opportunity to revitalize legal education, Toronto criminal lawyer  Ryan Handlarski  tells ... Read more

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Using AI to improve the efficiency of legal work

While more judges are assessing costs in cases where artificial intelligence (AI) could have reduced the number of billable hours, there are still a number of unanswered ... Read more

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#thelawyercoach has advice to avoid a crisis-management meltdown

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach  Michael Bury  has seen it all — career meltdowns, narcissists, ... Read more

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LSO should address hole in cost protection market: Lesage

Toronto litigator and bencher candidate Michael Lesage says the doors are shutting to sole practitioners and small firms across the province when it comes to purchasing legal ... Read more

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#thelawyercoach tackles ramping up a solo criminal law practice

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury has seen it all — career meltdowns, narcissists, sociopaths, and ... Read more

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Gaining confidence as a lawyer a three-step cycle: Dewhirst

One of the most valuable attributes a lawyer can have is confidence — but most do not know how to build or protect it, Toronto health lawyer and coach Kate ... Read more

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LSO in need of revamp: Lesage

The recent announcement by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) that it's raising its annual fees for lawyers in 2019 is yet another example of how the organization appears oblivious ... Read more

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Difficult for lawyers to come back from criminal convictions

A disbarred British Columbia lawyer who was denied a licence to practise in Ontario faced an uphill battle due to the close connection between his criminal convictions and his ... Read more

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A delicate dance: marketing in the legal profession

Jaye Hooper, chair of  The Federation of Ontario Law Associations   (FOLA) tells  Law Times   she worries about the impact on the public’s perception ... Read more

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Lawyers' lack of experience, civility a disservice to the profession

When a client has a case that is most certainly going to be lost, counsel has an obligation to persuade them to settle and minimize their damages, Toronto civil and commercial ... Read more

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