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Strigberger: the public supports judges with heart

There is a public appetite for benevolent judges and most humans would have no problems with the ‘crying judge’ who recently presided over a sexual interference case, ... Read more

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LSO allowing greater supply of lawyers despite static demand: Lesage

Adding another law school in Ontario will mean more lawyers chasing too few clients, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com . “Simply put, there ... Read more

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OCA's long-term disability ruling alters limits

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling raises the possibility of an injured worker claiming long-term disability (LTD) after leaving the job, says Toronto arbitrator ... Read more

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LSO's battle against Groia a poor use of resources

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision following an 11-year battle against a “rude” lawyer illustrates how the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has some of its ... Read more

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Annual OBA Foundation debate tackles #MeToo campaign

Join the OBA Foundation on June 6 for its third annual debate, where two seasoned legal minds will tackle the question: does ending a culture of impunity justify suspending the ... Read more

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Affordable office spaces available for solos or small boutique

If you’re looking for a convenient professional space to operate your practice, Toronto’s Cabbagetown Law Chambers offers a range of unique, cost-effective offices, ... Read more

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Interlocutory suspensions require law society disclosure

Without confirmation from an appellate court, it remains to be seen whether the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will follow a recent hearing panel decision that would require it to ... Read more

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It's time to expand mandatory mediation in civil litigation

After almost 20 years operating in just three jurisdictions, it’s time to expand Ontario’s mandatory mediation program across the province, Toronto mediator Victoria ... Read more

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Lesage: LSO bencher structure 'too unwieldy'

Discussions to cut the number of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers is a long overdue move that may lead to more efficiencies across the board, Toronto civil litigator Michael ... Read more

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The importance of succession planning for law firms

The importance of succession planning hit home for the partners at Will Davidson LLP after four retirements and a death within eight years, Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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Lawyers should play a role in provincial election: FOLA

With a provincial election coming in June, the  Federation of Ontario Law Associations  (FOLA) is encouraging its members to get involved at the local level, says  ... Read more

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LSO boldly leaps into the '20th Century'

Now that the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has dropped “Upper Canada” from its name, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com the regulator ... Read more

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Ontario’s justice system inches towards the digital age

The announcement by Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi on a plan to modernize the provincial justice system is a welcome step forward, says Toronto litigator Michael ... Read more

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Started from the bottom, now I’m here

By Inga Andriessen I’m fortunate that as part of my career I have the opportunity to mentor students, beginning at the high school level and carrying on to lawyers ... Read more

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Bury's coaching practice helps lawyers move careers forward

Through the years, friends and colleagues frequently brought their personal problems and professional challenges to Toronto lawyer Michael Bury , seeking his advice. ... Read more

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Judge shortage creating 'domino effect' in family, civil courts

Although last year’s Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision in R. v. Jordan  pushed the issue of trial delays for criminal matters to the fore, there has been ... Read more

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Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: lawyers helping those in need

Serving more than 60,000 meals each year to people in need, the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program is putting out a call for help to the legal community, says Toronto ... Read more

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Dewhirst gives back to legal profession as a coach

As both a coach and advisor for a new Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) program, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst loves the interaction with fellow lawyers and helping them ... Read more

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Tax changes to have sizeable impact on professional corporations

While the federal government’s proposed tax changes will increase the burden on all small businesses, new professional corporations will be hit especially hard, as many of ... Read more

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Contingency fees are critical for access to justice

The pending review by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) must consider the impact that restricting contingency fees will have on both lawyers’ ability to earn a living ... Read more

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