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Understanding the mediation process is important: Jordan

In this first instalment of a three-part series on family law mediation, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Kelly Jordan discusses what to expect. Preparing for mediation ... Read more

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Illegal activity doesn’t preclude accident benefits

A recent court decision expands the scope of accident benefits coverage, Toronto insurance defence lawyer  Heather Vaughan  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The ... Read more

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Carvajal enjoying satellite office in Colombia

Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal says he’s made great progress opening a satellite office in Colombia to serve those interested in emigrating to Canada. ... Read more

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Sole practitioners need a seat at LSO table: Lesage

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) needs benchers who are sole practitioners with experience in personal injury law, candidate  Michael Lesage tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Divorce Act changes put best interests of children first

Canada’s federal Divorce Act reforms are a step in the right direction, Toronto family lawyer and mediator  Patrick J. Aulis tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Bill ... Read more

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Estate mediation can mitigate risk, save time and money

The winner-takes-all nature of estate litigation makes mediation an attractive alternative, Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator  Felice Kirsh  tells  ... Read more

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Judges favour reintegration therapy in parental alienation cases

Some courts are embracing reintegration therapy in cases of parental alienation, despite concerns about consent, Toronto-area family lawyer  Reesa Heft  tells ... Read more

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Karmic duty drives Kotak to give back to his community

Every year, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak hosts the Kotak Law Annual Appreciation Gala to show his appreciation to those around him and the wider ... Read more

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Probate avoidance and split wills: Pope

It's vital that testators hire a lawyer when attempting to avoid probate fees, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope  tells AdvocateDaly.com ... Read more

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Ontario slashes legal aid by 30%, eliminates refugee law funding

TORONTO — The Progressive Conservative government is slashing the budget of Legal Aid Ontario, including eliminating funding for refugee and immigration law services ... Read more

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Lippa seeks second term as paralegal bencher

Toronto paralegal  Marian Lippa  tells  AdvocateDaily.com that if she is re-elected as a bencher for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), she will commit to ... Read more

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LSO change starts with casting a ballot: Rastin

The best way to effect change at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is to cast a ballot in the bencher elections, says candidate  Steve Rastin , managing partner with the ... Read more

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Family status discrimination case law in flux: Howden

Family status discrimination claims could be on the rise, Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden tells AdvocateDaily.com . Howden, partner with the Toronto ... Read more

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Bencher candidate Hicks would introduce LSO ombudsperson

It’s time for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to change its “firing line” approach to discipline, bencher candidate and Toronto criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Sa'd calls on young lawyers to vote in bencher election

Boosting voter turnout among younger lawyers in the upcoming Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher election is vital, bencher candidate and Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant ... Read more

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LSO needs 'diverse mix' of experience: bencher candidate Singer

It’s time for a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Convocation that “represents the profession as a whole,” bencher candidate Darryl Singer , a Toronto civil and ... Read more

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Scruton's client acquitted of uttering threats

In what could be a first for British Columbia, Kamloops criminal lawyer Lisa Mae Scruton successfully argued that her client was not guilty of uttering threats by raising ... Read more

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Early mediation in workplace disputes a tradeoff between savings and information

Employers and employees must weigh the benefits of potentially significant cost savings against the uncertainty of an incomplete record when opting to mediate their workplace ... Read more

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Calculating bonuses in mediation is tricky business: Fisher

Setting a value for bonuses or potential future income during mediation in a dismissal case can be tricky for mediators, but there are a few templates available to make the ... Read more

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Bring on the legal robots: Miller

Having a robot successfully mediate a fee dispute is a great first step in showing how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in our legal system, says Toronto civil and ... Read more

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