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Law Help Centres too valuable to lose: O'Connor

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 ... Read more

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Confidentiality in mediation

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

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Managing the transition from ODSP to OAS/GIS for those with disabilities

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

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Law association membership helps young lawyers stand out: FOLA

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

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Lines between civil, criminal law often blurred in domestic violence cases

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

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Safety recommendations needed around truck-related deaths: Brown

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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Digital assets an increasingly important part of estate planning

Accounting for digital assets is becoming a bigger part of estate planning as people do more and more online, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback tells Law Times ... Read more

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Privacy update – changes in managing privacy in health care

Privacy is such a dynamic area of law and health care that organizations need to pay attention to it constantly, says Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst . “It ... Read more

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Experts who act for both sides more attractive to personal injury counsel

Counsel are less likely to hire experts who exclusively testify for either plaintiffs or defendants following a recent decision which addressed the witnesses' ... Read more

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Employers should foster workplaces that encourage reporting

There can be many reasons why an employee fails to report sexual harassment in the workplace, but employers must take a strong stance and proactively identify ... Read more

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Speed is key when addressing hoarders, pests in condos

Condominium boards and managers should deal with hoarding and pest issues quickly, going to court if necessary, to stay on top of potentially expensive problems, says Toronto ... Read more

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Data security for law firms part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Korbitec president Alan Bass looks at data security for law firms. In the rush to stay on the cutting edge of data security, ... Read more

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Fixed-fee services becoming more attractive to clients

Fixed-fee services provide a range of options that an employer would not necessarily get by hiring counsel on an hourly basis, and this can help prevent potential legal ... Read more

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds highly restrictive protective order

A recent case gave the Federal Court of Appeal an opportunity to offer guidance on a rare type of court order that prevents one party from seeing parts of the opposing ... Read more

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Children's aid societies potentially liable for injuries in care

There are a number of ways a children’s aid society (CAS) can be found liable for injuries to children in their care, Toronto critical injury lawyer Rikin Morzaria tells ... Read more

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Seek legal advice before giving money to adult children

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision shows why parents should get legal advice before advancing funds to their adult children, Ottawa family lawyer  Timothy N. Sullivan ... Read more

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Tracking leads boosts client conversion

Tracking intake calls is a proven method of helping law firms convert more prospects into clients, says Tom Ball of Alert Communications .  The legal intake call centre ... Read more

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Marriage revokes a will, but divorce or separation does not

Failing to update a will following separation or divorce can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death, Cornwall wills ... Read more

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TLA urges provincial government to save Pro Bono Ontario

The provincial government must step in to save the vital cost-saving Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) program for self-represented litigants, Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) President ... Read more

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Not criminally responsible ruling misunderstood: Gadhia

TORONTO — It's "unfortunate" that some in the general public think a woman found not criminally responsible (NCR) for fatally stabbing a stranger "got off on a technicality" ... Read more

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