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Sex work remains a legal grey area in Canada: Handlarski

Sex work has been in a legal grey area since the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck this country’s “bizarre, half-measure laws” around prostitution in a 2013 ... Read more

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SCC, family law bar divided on habitual residence test

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) split decision on a child’s habitual residence in Hague Convention matters reflects the divide in the bar on the issue, Toronto ... Read more

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Exploring a lawyer’s ethical obligations

Solicitor-client confidentiality is so important that it is rare for that trust to be broken and it is rightly protected by the courts, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer  ... Read more

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Financial advice pays off: report

Recent research shows working with a financial advisor is the key to asset accumulation, says  Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for ... Read more

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Co-mediation makes for cathartic divorce settlements

Two mediators are often better than one, Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting co-ordinator  Steven Benmor tells AdvocateDaily.com . Benmor, principal ... Read more

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Culling the data set for effective eDiscovery

In the first instalment of a two-part series on effective eDiscovery, Epiq's Jason Bell-Masterson explores objectives, budgetary limitations and how to cull data to create a ... Read more

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Employers should rethink no-reference policy: Rudner

There is no good reason for an employer to have a policy against providing references, and in fact, it will usually be in an organization’s best interests to help a former ... Read more

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Lawyers held to a higher legal standard: Shekter

It’s not surprising that a disbarred lawyer was sentenced to a significant jail term for his role in a $1.5-million small-business-loan fraud, Toronto litigator ... Read more

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Proposed changes to corporate crime prosecution need study: Smith

OTTAWA — A federal proposal that would allow prosecutors to suspend criminal charges against companies in certain cases of corporate wrongdoing has been quietly ... Read more

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B.C. decision links mild TBI to plaintiff's early onset dementia

In a rare move, the Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded a man almost $1.3 million in damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident where he suffered a mild traumatic brain ... Read more

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$75,000 human rights damages award should have been higher

The owner of a tattoo parlour is lucky he didn’t have to pay more than the $75,000 ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), says Toronto employment ... Read more

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SCC decision raises questions about Crime Stoppers survival

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision threatens the survival of Crime Stoppers because it undermines the program’s foundation of anonymity, Toronto criminal and civil ... Read more

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OCA ruling extends LTD coverage years after job ended

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling makes it possible for a person who was injured at work to claim long-term disability (LTD) even after leaving the job, says Toronto ... Read more

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Government amends 'unfair' medical inadmissibility policy

Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery  says the federal government took a step in the right direction when it decided to drop rules that prevented disabled ... Read more

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Alert Communications lets criminal lawyers focus on their clients

Criminal lawyers can rest easy knowing their clients will be taken care of by extensively trained agents when they outsource intake to Alert Communications , says Laura ... Read more

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Follow these tips to bulletproof your will

With careful consideration during the drafting process, there are ways to make a will bulletproof, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull  tells  ... Read more

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New research helps prove future economic loss claims for plaintiffs with TBIs

A new landmark study on the risk of dementia for individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries is a help to plaintiffs with potential future economic loss claims, Toronto ... Read more

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New TLA president calls for separate downtown Toronto youth court

Mixing youths and adults accused of crimes at a new downtown courthouse could expose minors to exploitation,  Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Dirk Derstine ... Read more

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Pedestrian collisions and the need for awareness

With the number of pedestrian deaths on the rise, it’s critical that people are “situationally aware” at all times, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma ... Read more

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DUI changes unfairly target immigrants

A proposal to increase the maximum penalty for impaired driving could make permanent residents inadmissible to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells ... Read more

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