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Solitary confinement ruling step in right direction: Handlarski

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has placed a hard cap on solitary confinement in prisons, saying inmates can no longer be isolated for more than 15 days because that amounts ... Read more

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Privacy commissioner sets context for abandoned health records

New guidelines from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) demonstrates how health-care providers can unintentionally abandon medical records, Toronto health ... Read more

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Business lawyer best bet for contracts, incorporation process

While it seems simple to incorporate online or download sample employment contracts from the internet, working with a lawyer when setting up a company can help ensure ... Read more

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The ABCs of dealing with pensions in a divorce

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Toronto family lawyer Glen Schwartz provides insights into how pensions are treated in divorce. When a divorcing ... Read more

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When it comes to insurance, know what you're buying: Pollard

Homeowners should pay close attention to the wording of their insurance policies to ensure they are well-protected in the event of a worst-case scenario, ... Read more

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Ruling upholds 'freestanding right' to counsel: Forstner

The Ontario Court of Appeal has issued a decision that strongly affirms that a suspect's right to consult a lawyer is a psychological lifeline when they are detained by ... Read more

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Tips for creating a security culture in the workplace

In this age of company secrets sometimes walking out the door with employees, organizations need to heed Ronald Reagan’s 1980s-era motto about nuclear disarmament ... Read more

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Employees have a duty to mitigate in constructive dismissals

People collecting a severance after being let go from a company have to be sure they are fulfilling their duty to mitigate damages, even if they believe their job loss was a ... Read more

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LSO needs to be more progressive: Hicks

Toronto criminal lawyer and bencher candidate  Christopher Hicks  tells  AdvocateDaily.com  he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) take a more ... Read more

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Animal cruelty cases handled by two forces in Alberta

Enforcement officers have more latitude in Alberta when it comes to dealing with animal cruelty cases, Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn  tells  ... Read more

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Young lawyers must learn to manage client expectations: Miller

Counsel must develop strong communication skills if they hope to keep client expectations in check when it comes to a potential settlement, Toronto civil and commercial ... Read more

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In criminal proceedings, testimony is evidence

People charged with domestic violence are often surprised to learn that they can be convicted solely based on their partner’s testimony, Ottawa criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Hoffman launches practice with a personal touch

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman tells AdvocateDaily.com that the connection she has with each of her clients sets her firm apart. “We have a very ... Read more

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Should we stay together for the children?

Divorce isn’t the worst thing that parents can do to their kids, Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Staying in an unhealthy ... Read more

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Leaving keys around isn’t implied consent: decision

Leaving vehicle keys in a visible spot in a home does not imply that all family members have permission to drive that automobile, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel ... Read more

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Six tips for avoiding legal fee assessments

Prevention is the best way for lawyers to avoid legal fee disputes, Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks tells AdvocateDaily.com . “Be careful who you ... Read more

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Troubling legislation results from 'knee-jerk' reactions

Hashtag activism and the government’s reaction to it have led to bad law, particularly the elimination of peremptory jury challenges, the reduction in preliminary inquiries, ... Read more

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The art of the deal – inside the mediator’s mind

A successful mediator needs to have both legal knowledge and empathy, Toronto mediator and employment lawyer Peter Israel tells AdvocateDaily.com . “Mediation is a ... Read more

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Cloud bet pays off for practice management leader CosmoLex

Small and solo law firms can boost bottom lines by combining all of their practice management software in a single cloud-based service, says  Rakesh Kabra , president of ... Read more

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Seek advice before 'flagpoling' immigration status: Stairs

Foreign nationals who “flagpole” to validate their status in Canada may be putting themselves at risk due to a pilot project by the Canada Border Services Agency ... Read more

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