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Balancing harsh reality of prison and respect for the court

It’s important to maintain dignity and respect for the court when advocating a lesser sentence for a “combative” client, Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler ... Read more

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Strong evidence needed to change final family law orders

Family law litigants need to have everything in order before launching a motion to change a final order or risk a large cost award against them, Toronto family lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

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Spectacular N.Y. dispute offers lessons to business partners

A dramatic U.S. company dispute is a cautionary tale for new business partners, Windsor corporate lawyer  Laura Stairs tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The New York Post ... Read more

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Extreme inebriation defence needs top court's consideration

Two competing Ontario Superior Court decisions have left the defence of extreme inebriation ripe for constitutional review by appeal courts, Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence ... Read more

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Workplace bullying – steps for victims

In the first instalment of a two-part series on bullying at work, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low outlines steps employees can take if they feel they are being ... Read more

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React carefully if child accused of wrongdoing at school

If your child is accused of wrongdoing at school and facing an investigation that could result in suspension or expulsion, it’s important to react quickly but carefully, ... Read more

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Banning pot not easy: Murray

Ontario landlords who want to ban tenants from smoking marijuana better check their existing lease agreements to see if it’s possible, Ottawa paralegal Amri Murray tells ... Read more

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Medical malpractice verdict 'momentous' for family

Toronto personal injury lawyer  Paul Cahill 's recent medical malpractice win was a “momentous” day for a family whose daughter was left quadriplegic at ... Read more

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Balance needed in deciding what order cases are handled: Izadi

Ontario’s Barristers Act allows indirect discrimination at the bar in terms of who can address matters first, leaving younger, visible minority counsel at a disadvantage, ... Read more

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Ruling brings clarity to sharing health-care providers' names

The default position of health-care organizations should be to share service providers’ full names to patients on request, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst ... Read more

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Abandoning justice triage system not advisable: Dunn

It would be a mistake to scrap the triage policy that directs Alberta prosecutors to abandon lesser criminal cases in favour of more serious files, Calgary criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Reasonable expectation of privacy depends on context: SCC

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision about privacy provides some important guidelines as invasive technology becomes more available, Ottawa criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Court clarifies motor vehicle accident mediation rules

A court ruling which clarifies who pays for mediation in motor vehicle accident claims is a “small victory” for plaintiffs, Ottawa personal injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Decision provides guidance on therapeutic orders in family law

A recent ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice provides clarity on how and when family courts should use therapeutic orders compelling parents and children to ... Read more

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Changes to refugee policy unnecessary: Jeffery

The federal government needs to rethink its plan to change the eligibility provisions for refugee claimants, Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery  tells  ... Read more

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New life insurance product meets lawyers’ needs

Lawyers Financial has launched a whole life insurance product specifically designed for the needs of the legal community, says  Dawn Marchand , vice-president of ... Read more

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LTD clients often need employment law advice

Long-term disability (LTD) lawyers need to boost their employment law knowledge to make sure their clients are protected, Oakville personal injury lawyer  Jill Edwards ... Read more

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Privacy compliance for private sector cannabis retailers part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series on privacy compliance for cannabis retail stores,   Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy   looks at the role privacy will ... Read more

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Unbundled services empower self-represented family litigants

A limited-scope retainer is a great option for   anyone whose income is too high to qualify for Legal Aid but below what’s needed to pay for the full services of a ... Read more

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B.C. right on track with personal injury expert limits: Ford

Ontario should follow British Columbia’s lead by imposing limits on the number of experts who can file reports in auto insurance claims, Toronto orthopaedic spine and ... Read more

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