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Paralegals offer relief from the perils of self-representation

Unfamiliarity with the law and court processes can cost self-represented individuals dearly, Ottawa paralegal  Amri Murray tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Murray, ... Read more

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Financial partnership with your child comes with risks

Entering into a joint real estate title with your child or making them co-owner of your bank account comes with risks, writes Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

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Case puts employers on notice to draft comprehensive releases

A recent Ontario court decision may change how employment releases are drafted when a working relationship is terminated, Toronto employment lawyer  Jordan Rodney ... Read more

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Succession planning pays off for small businesses

Succession planning can ease the transition when the time comes to transfer ownership of family-run businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells  ... Read more

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Embracing diversity the secret sauce of Ryerson’s LPP

Law graduates are increasingly choosing Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) for the opportunity to learn with people of diverse ages, professional and ... Read more

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Rose creates CPD program to address mediation advocacy

Inspired by his passion for writing and speaking on the topic of mediation advocacy, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose has created an innovative and ... Read more

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January popular for divorce applications, lawyer consultations

January is typically one of the busiest times of the year for divorce enquiries, and Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray recommends those seriously considering a split ... Read more

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The advantages of articling in a small town

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) recently endorsed two pathways to licensing for law graduates — articling with a firm or completing a Law Practice Program at university ... Read more

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Knowledge is power: pre-divorce workshop guides clients through process

Taking time to strategize before diving into divorce can save people money in the long run, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach  Leanne Townsend  tells ... Read more

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Why small firms and sole practitioners need IT security

For small law firms and sole practitioners, information technology (IT) services are not only affordable but a critical part of protecting sensitive data and complying with ... Read more

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LSO should address hole in cost protection market: Lesage

Toronto litigator and bencher candidate Michael Lesage says the doors are shutting to sole practitioners and small firms across the province when it comes to purchasing legal ... Read more

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What to do when surgical mesh implants go wrong: Will

People suffering from pain or discomfort caused by a surgical mesh implant should seek medical attention and then meet with a lawyer as soon as possible, says Toronto ... Read more

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Barring intoxication defence in assault cases violates Charter rights: Conron

Defendants should be allowed to raise a reasonable doubt about their mens rea  as a result of extreme drunkenness to allegations of sexual assault, even though a man ... Read more

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New centre dealing with cannabis-related disputes

The recently launched Canadian Cannabis Dispute Resolution Centre  is an "excellent way" to confidentially resolve disputes involving cannabis without attracting the ... Read more

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Child access and domestic abuse allegations: a delicate balance

In the final instalment of a three-part series on domestic violence, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin discusses the importance of putting children first in separation ... Read more

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Lawyer can help negotiate a fair settlement after termination

Employees who resign from a workplace often leave without any kind of severance, but in some cases they may have an entitlement, regardless of which side terminated the ... Read more

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Warring siblings make bad estate trustees

Parents should think twice before appointing all their children as executors, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator  Charles B. Ticker tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Top 10 ways MKD International Inc. helps law firms

A good private investigation firm can provide invaluable assistance to litigators in a variety of ways, whether it is interviewing witnesses, conducting surveillance, or ... Read more

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Province failed to clarify difference between online, proxy votes: Loeb

Changes to Ontario's Condominium Act allowing electronic voting is not the panacea the government had envisioned, Toronto condominium lawyer  Audrey Loeb ... Read more

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Know your burden of responsibility in an accident: Paciocco

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco discusses the legal principle of contributory negligence. Don’t ... Read more

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