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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 ... 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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David J. Rotfleisch's media roundup

Canadian tax lawyer   David J. Rotfleisch  is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on ... Read more

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Oland retrial swings in favour of defence: Hicks

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

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Distracted driving penalties harsh but necessary: Orlando

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

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Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash: Dillon

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 . ... Read more

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Realtors not at risk from online property listings: Samaroo

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 ... Read more

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Australia should be therapeutic jurisprudence role model for Canada

In the third instalment of a four-part series, Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence  Forstner  examines  what makes Australia a leader in therapeutic ... Read more

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Paralegals provide invaluable guidance to self-reps

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

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Canada should be number one option for surrogacy: Cohen

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

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Waiving prelim can be effective in the right case: Smith

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

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Class action opt-outs a growing trend

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

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Brown: pro hockey concussion settlement 'not reasonable'

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 ... Read more

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Delays at Ontario human rights tribunal could undermine cases: lawyers

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

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Internal war at Court of Appeal breeds termination clause uncertainty

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

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Birth tourism easily reduced via regulatory change: Jeffery

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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Selling cannabis? Know the rules

Individuals or companies wanting to sell recreational cannabis in Ontario must be licensed and authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and have a ... Read more

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