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Withdrawn charges sound alarm about false allegations: Harnett

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says his client's narrow escape from a wrongful conviction in an alleged rape case — after a prosecutor's rare declaration he was ... Read more

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New impaired offences, sentences could see permanent residents deported

New marijuana-related criminal offences now in force unfairly target newcomers to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com . The federal ... Read more

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Unbundling adds options for self-reps

Unbundling could help reduce the number of self-represented parties in court, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . The CBC recently reported ... Read more

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Cannabis bans put landlords on shaky legal ground

Landlords may struggle to impose cannabis bans on existing tenants in the light of the drug’s legalization for recreational use, Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer Caryma ... Read more

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Indian Hospital class action: the origins

In part one of a three-part series exploring the Indian Hospital class action, Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey discusses some of the instances of medical ... Read more

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Shared facilities agreements part 2: the solutions

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner discusses solutions to some of the common issues that arise with shared ... Read more

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No way around French Charter for businesses operating in Quebec

Businesses that want to operate in Quebec must abide by the province’s Charter of the French Language , Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Police record checks – new law on background checks

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin On November 1, 2018, the process for conducting police record checks will change dramatically. On that date, the Police Record Checks Reform Act (the Act) ... Read more

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The great estate – five ways to make it happen

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As estate litigators, we’ve seen a lot of bad estates and bad estate situations. The good news is because we know the bad, we can advise clients on how to avoid it and ... Read more


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After #MeToo, Canada sees sharp increase in sexual assault complaints
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MONTREAL — The number of sexual assault complaints filed with police and classified as founded increased sharply in Canada after the #MeToo movement went viral in October ... Read more

Technology advancements may impact condo privacy expectations
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T here is no doubt the varied uses of technology are here to stay, but Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb says the use of drones and artificial intelligence could clash ... Read more

Mediation advantageous when parties want to maintain relationship
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Mediated settlements are of particular benefit in disputes where there is an ongoing relationship between parties, Hamilton human rights and employment lawyer Jennifer Zdriluk ... Read more

Mietkiewicz partners with clients for best results
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Starting her own firm has given Burlington corporate lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz a confidence boost. Mietkiewicz, principal of Mietkiewicz Law , liked to think she had built ... Read more

LSO in need of revamp: Lesage
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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

Cost-effective nature of ADR appeals to commercial parties
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In part one of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin discusses the benefits of resolving commercial conflicts using alternative dispute ... Read more

Decision to view frozen embryo as ‘property’ is significant: Cohen
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The decision to award a frozen embryo to a Sudbury woman is significant because it classifies the embryo as property, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells The ... Read more

Law Help Centres too valuable to lose: O'Connor
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Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor fears a valuable cost-saving program for self-represented litigants may never return if allowed to fail due to a lack of funding. ... Read more

Confidentiality in mediation
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Confidentiality means different things to different people, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and Peter Israel tell AdvocateDaily.com . The secrecy of ... Read more

Managing the transition from ODSP to OAS/GIS for those with disabilities
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People with disabilities may need help negotiating the tricky transition from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to old age benefits after age 65, Ottawa disabilities ... Read more

Law association membership helps young lawyers stand out: FOLA
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Membership in a local law association can help new lawyers stand out from the crowd, says The Federation of Ontario Law Associations' (FOLA) new Chair Michael Winward. ... Read more

Lines between civil, criminal law often blurred in domestic violence cases
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In part two of a three-part series on domestic violence, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin looks at the intersection of criminal and family law and how there is sometimes ... Read more

Safety recommendations needed around truck-related deaths: Brown
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A coroner’s review of truck-related deaths on Ontario’s highways is long overdue, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . ... Read more

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Working both sides of business law — litigation and transactions
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By Inga Andriessen When I started practicing law over 26 years ago, I was a purely business law litigator. About three years into my career I became tired of litigating on poorly drafted ... Read more

A title by any other name is not a rose
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By Marcel Strigberger What’s in a name? Or rather what’s in a title to a name? A 10-year-old boy in North Carolina recently got punished by his teacher for calling her ... Read more

Three simple ways to increase your firm’s profitability
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By Amir Tajkarimi Has your firm’s profitability flatlined? If so, you’re not alone. Although modest growth has been observed in the last couple of years, widespread ... Read more

Criminal clients don't play golf
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By Ryan Handlarski To whoever said that “golf is a good walk spoiled” – I say amen brother! Before you read this post and think I am crazy, you have to understand that I am ... Read more

Why staying well can be a living hell
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By Ian Hull Have you followed the wellness industry lately? The New York Times recently published a lengthy feature on Gwyneth Paltrow and her wellness company Goop. In it, the author ... Read more

The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part V
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By Avi Dahary for AdvocateDaily.com Personal and Estate Income Tax Part four of this series covered the executor’s duty to ascertain and discharge the debt obligations of the deceased. This ... Read more

Challenging a separation agreement
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By Usman Sadiq You’ve signed a separation agreement, but now you regret it. Is it too late? Can you challenge a separation agreement? It depends. In most cases, a separation agreement ... Read more

No matter is too small – the case for email threading
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By Wendy Cole Consider for a moment the last time you had to review email messages for discovery or pay counsel to do so on your behalf. The endless toil of slogging through random ... Read more

When did you last update your will?
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By Lisa Laredo If you’ve written a will—congratulations—you are amongst the half of Canadian adults who say they’ve written a will . If you are amongst the other 50 ... Read more

Oral caution unreasonable for retired nurse
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By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen In a recent review , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) found that the decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (the Committee) of ... Read more

Summary judgment: fast tracking your wrongful dismissal lawsuit
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag As the old saying goes, the wheels of justice turn slowly. This has never rung truer than it does right now. Ontario’s overtaxed court system ... Read more

When is imprisonment appropriate for non-payment of support arrears?
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By Lisa Gelman A recent Ontario decision examined both default hearings as well as how and when a jail committal order is appropriate to enforce spousal support and child support ... Read more

Am I separated from my spouse?
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By Marcus Sixta One question that often arises is “am I separated?” On the face of it, this seems like a simple issue, but if you are living in the same home as your former spouse ... Read more

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