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Surviving the holidays amid divorce – or if considering it

Couples undergoing separation or divorce should avoid conflict by focusing on the magic of the holiday season to ensure the well-being of their children, says Pickering family ... Read more

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New year a good time to revisit finances

The new year offers many new opportunities for lawyers, including the chance to develop a clear picture of personal finances with an eye to planning for the ... Read more

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Health professional misconduct hearings: How to dim the media spotlight

Health professionals charged with misconduct by their College should adopt a careful, strategic approach when dealing with the media, says Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine . ... Read more

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Cases clarify duty of good faith contractual performance

Several recent cases help spell out the duty of good faith contractual performance that exists in contract law, Toronto business lawyer  Joel Berkovitz tells The ... Read more

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Arbitration helps level the playing field: Romero

Using arbitration to resolve disputes — whether among individuals or nations — is an important way to ensure issues are handled efficiently, fairly and quickly, says ... Read more

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Get life insurance agreements in writing when separating: McNeil

A Supreme Court of Canada case shows why separating spouses should get agreements in writing, Toronto family lawyer Ryan McNeil tells  AdvocateDaily.com . A 7-2 majority ... Read more

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Ruling finds by-laws relating to golf course ultra vires, vague

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling has found that five by-laws and a town council resolution approving a Cultural Heritage Landscape (CHL) Conservation Plan for a ... Read more

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Supreme Court decision not such a dark day for journalists: Winkler

Free press advocates are overreacting to a Supreme Court of Canada decision that forced a journalist to hand over materials to police, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard ... Read more

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Representative plaintiffs key players in class-action lawsuits

Representative plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits play a vital role as the name and face of a very public proceeding, says Toronto class action lawyer Margaret Waddell . ... Read more

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SCC to examine Charter protection in firearms, drug case

A dissenting Ontario Court of Appeal judge may have broken new ground in defining the privacy rights of citizens outside their homes, says Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn . ... Read more

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Family law is Tsinman's tool for transforming, empowering clients

Due to her personal experience with the family law system, Toronto family lawyer Inna Tsinman  could never have predicted her future career . Growing up in Russia and ... Read more

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Federal privacy law means businesses must pay attention: Levine

Businesses must be proactive in not only training their employees but in setting the tone from the board of directors on down about the importance of privacy law compliance, ... Read more

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#thelawyercoach tackles ramping up a solo criminal law practice

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury has seen it all — career meltdowns, narcissists, sociopaths, and ... Read more

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Importance of community service emphasized at Rudner Law

Community service is a crucial part of Rudner Law's identity, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In late ... Read more

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Evolving liability for party hosts with intoxicated guests

Holiday party hosts may find themselves liable for the misdeeds of intoxicated guests as the law in the area continues to evolve, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Paul Cahill ... Read more

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Benefits to hiring an out-of-town mediator: Rose

Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose regularly travels throughout Southern Ontario to provide cost-effective mediation services, and says there are advantages ... Read more

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Lawyers, judges owe duties to self-reps

In part one of a two-part series on self-represented litigants,  Toronto senior litigation lawyer  Jeffrey Silver looks at what's expected of judges and lawyers . ... Read more

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Add more bite to police watchdog mandate: Zita

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU) needs to be more transparent in order to gain and maintain public trust, Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita tells ... Read more

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Truth-telling critical when meeting with lawyer

Clients may be tempted to hold back embarrassing details about their case, but it’s important to tell lawyers the whole truth, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks ... Read more

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Pendulum swing in spousal support awards: Nathens

An Ontario Superior Court ruling that terminates spousal support to a millionaire’s ex-wife after 20 years is a sign that the justice system no longer views such support ... Read more

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