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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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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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