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NEW Hicks' client not guilty of first-degree murder — convicted of manslaughter

A Toronto man was found not guilty of first-degree murder but convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter in the 2015 beating death of an Ottawa music journalist and ... Read more

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Ignore complaints to college at your own peril: Sunshine

Health professionals need to pay close attention to complaints lodged against them with their college because the consequences can be dire, says Toronto health lawyer Elyse ... Read more

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Crossing U.S. border a catch-22 for those in cannabis business

A plan by the U.S. border agency to ban visitors for life if they have any connection to the now-legal Canadian marijuana industry puts travellers in a catch-22 and will cause ... Read more

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Shared-services boards rife with conflict of interest potential: O'Brien

Hospitals need to guard against conflicts of interest that can arise among the directors they nominate to sit on boards of shared-services organizations, Toronto health lawyer ... Read more

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Revoking job offer over applicant's immigration status 'discriminatory'

A precedent-setting decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) addresses the growing issue of employers refusing to hire a person unless they are a Canadian ... Read more

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Lawyers' lawyer Upenieks serves local and legal communities

Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks is every inch the lawyer’s lawyer. During more than three decades at the bar, Upenieks, partner with Lawrence, Lawrence, ... Read more

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Siegel works in lockstep with family law clients

Clients who hire Toronto family lawyer Brahm Siegel should get used to the sound of his voice. Siegel, senior partner with Nathens Siegel Barristers LLP , tells ... Read more

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Craft beer boom sets stage for fresh trademark battles

Canada’s current craft brewery boom could turn out to be the precursor for a new skirmish in the ongoing beer wars, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells ... Read more

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Radnoff joins Toronto office of U.S.-based Dickinson Wright

Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff says he moved his practice to U.S.-based Dickinson Wright LLP to leverage the firm's cross-border business ... Read more

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Money laundered before it enters B.C. housing market: Reilly

Although the government of British Columbia continues to focus on the issue of money laundering in the province’s real estate sector, the problem is that it is occurring ... Read more

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Send in the Martians: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger So the Insight spacecraft has landed on Mars. Is this huge? I’m not sure. This is the eighth spacecraft to land on the red planet but I am actually totally disappointed ... Read more


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SSOs create buying power for hospitals, fairness for vendors
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The use of shared-service organizations (SSO) for the procurement of goods and services in the health sector can provide better value for money and a more transparent process, ... Read more

Children benefit from finality in parenting arrangements
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A child's need for certainty should guide the parties in a custody dispute, Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray tells AdvocateDaily.com . Chaiton-Murray, partner with ... Read more

Certified video analyst can assist police forces on a contract basis
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Smaller police departments that are unable to budget for a full-time video analyst may benefit from contracting out major cases, Crystal Beach forensic video analyst Michael ... Read more

Family-run companies can be crippled by old conflicts
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Personal histories add layers to legal disputes in family-run businesses, Toronto mediator Bernard Morrow tells AdvocateDaily.com . The Globe and Mail recently reported ... Read more

Kristanic speaks her clients' language
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Toronto family lawyer Barbara Kristanic prides herself on speaking her clients’ language. Kristanic, partner with Nathens Siegel Barristers LLP , likes to steer clear ... Read more

Without a will, family often left with unintended consequences
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Dying without a will may have unintended consequences on one’s family members, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthew Urback tells Law Times . Urback, an associate ... Read more

Maintaining fairness paramount in sex assault trials: Izadi
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Those in the justice system should be as vigilant about ensuring there's no political interference to derail the court process as they are about supporting sexual assault victims ... Read more

No absolute right to smoke medical pot on the job
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A recent human rights ruling shows there are limits on an employee’s right to smoke medical marijuana on the job, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

Tips for social hosts as holiday season approaches
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Holiday party hosts must take care to protect themselves and their guests from the consequences of accidents involving intoxication, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya ... Read more

Case shows possible limits of First Nations business tax exemption
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Although First Nations people living on reserves are eligible for a number of tax exemptions , a recent case shows that in the eyes of the taxman, this rule does not necessarily ... Read more

Recovery Science marks 500th case
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When talking about going from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, most people wouldn’t measure it in the same terms as Steve Tan, partner with Recovery Science Corporation (RSC). ... Read more

In-person networking one of the many benefits of TLA membership
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The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) reminds members of the benefits of real-world networking in a digital era, its executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

Court reporter shortage has led to 'buyer beware' in marketplace
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In order to address the shortage of skilled court reporters, Neesons Court Reporting has created its own intensive training program for new staff, says the company’s ... Read more

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The technology ghosts of law firms past — and present
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By Amir Tajkarimi Many businesses have come to rely on the office trifecta: Word , Outlook and the fax . Law firms are no different, but there some pretty convincing reasons to question ... Read more

Valuing employee pensions in wrongful dismissal cases
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By Doug MacLeod A long service, older worker is terminated. Under the terms of the individual’s pension plan, the employer is not permitted to continue his participation in the pension ... Read more

Cross-examination by video conferencing: still the exception
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By Amelia Phillips Under what circumstances can a witness be compelled to attend cross-examination outside of the jurisdiction in which he/she lives versus, say, by video conferencing? While the ... Read more

Holiday RIDE program facts every Ontario driver needs to know
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By Céline Dostaler With the holiday season underway, so too are the holiday RIDE program checkpoints. Each year, law enforcement agencies across Ottawa and throughout Ontario set up checkpoints ... Read more

Who gets the kids for the holidays?
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By Marcus Sixta Deciding on a holiday parenting schedule can be very difficult. The holiday season can be especially difficult to navigate for newly divorced or separated couples. In a family ... Read more

Your first Christmas after divorce: here’s how you can manage it
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By Steven Benmor The Christmas holidays are usually filled with family gatherings, family meals, family memories, family traditions and family travel. In essence, the holidays are all about ... Read more

Access to justice – watering down lawyer relationship not the answer
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By Inga Andriessen Warning – rant ahead. Worse, it’s a rant that only lawyers probably care about. Read on at your own peril. There are many days, well frankly all of them, that ... Read more

Resealing of foreign orders appointing guardians
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By David M. Smith and Yasmin M. Vinograd In some cases, an incapable person residing outside of Canada has assets in Canada. Can a guardian appointed outside of Canada have access to the incapable’s Canadian ... Read more

Happy Holi-daze – an update on social host liability
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By Mackenzie Irwin As we head into the holiday season, many employers will be hosting holiday parties for their employees. With the recent legalization of cannabis and a new decision out of the ... Read more

What should a dentist do if an instrument breaks during treatment?
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine In a recent decision , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) affirmed the obligations of a dentist when a surgical instrument broke ... Read more

Child access in same-sex relationships
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By Andrew Feldstein Notions of the “traditional” family unit have evolved over time. Accordingly, the judicial system needs to adapt to be better equipped to adjudicate new issues ... Read more

Like it or not: forcing the sale of the matrimonial home
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By Lisa Gelman The court recently examined the interesting question of whether, and under what circumstances, a party can obtain an order to sell their matrimonial home even when their ... Read more

Legal tech part two: five legal tech plays
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By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber In our post, " Legal tech shows no signs of slowing ," we examined the drivers behind the use of technology in legal practice. In this post, we make the ... Read more

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