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Weapons acquittal proves the value of persistence: Fennel

Thoroughly exploring each avenue of defence, no matter how slim the chance of success seems, can bring significant results, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel , who ... Read more

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How to approach plea-bargain negotiations: a guide for new lawyers

While plea negotiations should be part of every criminal defence case, law schools provide only an academic sense of how they’re conducted, and offer little practical ... Read more

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Returning to work after illness or injury

Employees who have been off work for an extended period of time because of an injury or illness may want to discuss options with their treating physician to increase the ... Read more

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Make sure the executor of your will wants the job: Allinotte

Before you appoint an executor of your will, make sure they understand what the role entails and are willing to take on the responsibilities, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer ... Read more

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'Lawyer up' if denied LTD benefits: Goldfinger

In the second instalment of a three-part series on long-term disability insurance, Toronto personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger discusses the steps policyholders must take to ... Read more

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Public transit: bigger responsibility to keep the public safe

By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart Public transit plays an essential role in our communities. Every day, public transit drivers navigate large vehicles throughout busy streets, carryings thousands of passengers ... Read more

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Interpersonal difficulties with colleagues result in complaint, SCERP

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Workplaces, including those in a health care environment, often include a variety of personalities that are not always complementary. Interpersonal difficulties with ... Read more


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Oland retrial swings in favour of defence: Hicks
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The momentum in the second-degree murder retrial of Dennis Oland in the brutal beating death of his multimillionaire father has taken a turn — one which ... Read more

Distracted driving penalties harsh but necessary: Orlando
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Ontario’s new distracted driving penalties may be tough, but not in comparison with the cost to “injured innocents,” Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando ... Read more

Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash: Dillon
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If Santa left some of the latest electronic gadgets under your tree, think twice about how you dispose of your old ones, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon . First ... Read more

Realtors not at risk from online property listings: Samaroo
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Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo says a "protectionist mentality" is behind a lawsuit filed by a real estate board against a website offering free views of home ... Read more

Australia should be therapeutic jurisprudence role model for Canada
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In the third instalment of a four-part series, Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner examines what makes Australia a leader in therapeutic jurisprudence. Canada should ... Read more

Paralegals provide invaluable guidance to self-reps
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A string of cases before the Human Rights Tribunal that led to a man being deemed a “vexatious litigant” should serve as a warning to those who choose not to seek ... Read more

Canada should be number one option for surrogacy: Cohen
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There are very few reasons for Canadians wanting to become parents to go abroad for surrogacy, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Waiving prelim can be effective in the right case: Smith
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Forgoing a preliminary inquiry, and heading straight to trial, can be the correct call under the right circumstances, says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler Smith , ... Read more

Class action opt-outs a growing trend
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Opting out of a class action is sometimes the best strategy for potential claimants, Toronto civil and commercial litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com . Singer, ... Read more

Brown: pro hockey concussion settlement 'not reasonable'
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The tentative settlement offering $22,000 to more than 300 former professional hockey players who accused their league of failing to protect them from head injuries is ... Read more

Delays at Ontario human rights tribunal could undermine cases: lawyers
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TORONTO — A shortage of adjudicators at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) is causing widespread delays that some lawyers say could undermine cases, prolong ... Read more

Internal war at Court of Appeal breeds termination clause uncertainty
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Two warring interpretive approaches to employment contracts are driving an inconsistency in the treatment of termination clauses by the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA), Toronto ... Read more

Birth tourism easily reduced via regulatory change: Jeffery
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Instances of pregnant women coming to Canada solely to give birth and obtain citizenship for their child are rare, but a simple change to the regulations would stymie the ... Read more

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How should I deal with my in-laws during divorce?
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By Steven Benmor Most people think that divorce is the end of a relationship between a husband and wife. But the reality is that divorce results in the termination, or change, of a whole host ... Read more

Afraid of dying? Take your mushroom
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By Ian Hull Estate law is centred on asset planning for an end-of-life experience. So not surprisingly, we’ve seen just about every end-of-life situation you can imagine. I can tell ... Read more

What is implied consent?
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By David Hollingsworth Does no consent mean implied consent? What happens if someone uses your vehicle without your consent and causes an accident or injury? Is this implied consent? In this ... Read more

Fraud against seniors – can it happen in your family?
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag By now, many of you have had a phone call from the “Canada Revenue Agency” informing you that you owe money, or that a lawsuit or collection process has begun. ... Read more

Can income be imputed where a payor spouse is in jail?
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By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently explored whether interim child support should be ordered when the payor spouse was incarcerated on the basis of imputing income to the jailed ... Read more

Child support for university kids
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By Marcus Sixta For a variety of reasons, many studies have shown that children today require more and more education to become self-sustaining. This means that children even over the age of ... Read more

New employer-friendly legislation on the horizon
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By Laura Williams Since its election this summer, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has been busy reforming Ontario’s labour and employment laws to make them more ... Read more

What are the duties of an executor?
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By Lisa Laredo Being appointed executor of an estate is a big job. While the official definition of the role sounds fairly straight-forward — gather up the estate assets, pay the ... Read more

Six tips to overcome the legal bully in your divorce
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By Angela Princewill Legal bullies come in a variety of forms. The most popular ones take advantage of the legal system, try to control/intimidate you by using the system against you, exhausting ... Read more

Common law v. marriage: legal relationships that sneak up on you
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By Timothy N. Sullivan “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” When’s the last time you’ve seen a horse or been in a carriage? You meet, date, ... Read more

The Ontario Human Rights Code – a primer
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By Christopher Achkar The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code ) is intricate legislation which, after being passed in 1962, has protected provincially-regulated employees from bullying, ... Read more

Keep your children safe on the slopes
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By Salvatore Shaw and Courtney Stewart One of the best things about Canadian winters is all the winter activities we can enjoy once the snow starts falling – especially skiing and snowboarding. Before ... Read more

Jury duty and leave of absence
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By Stuart Rudner Like it or not, as a Canadian citizen, you are expected to serve jury duty when summoned by your jurisdiction’s courthouse. And as an employer, some of your staff may be ... Read more

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