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Good coach will focus on personal, professional blind spots

Lawyers facing professional challenges can benefit from coaching, but unless they’re open to change, the process won’t yield dividends, Toronto lawyer and certified ... Read more

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FOLA's questions for provincial election candidates

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA)  is urging lawyers across Ontario to get involved in the upcoming provincial election and to ask the local ... Read more

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Dispelling mediation myths

A growing number of separating couples are opting to mediate the issues flowing from their marriage and separation without having counsel attend with them, says Toronto ... Read more

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Decisions provide ammunition to broadcasters fighting online piracy

Two recent Federal Court decisions are a boost for traditional broadcasters fighting online piracy, Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin Fisher  tells  ... Read more

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Key differences in litigation funding firms

Not all settlement loan providers are created equal, and clients need to be aware of the differences and ask some key questions before agreeing to financial assistance, says ... Read more

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Protecting your brand against 'passing off'

Situations where an individual or company attempts to take the goodwill of a famous brand by ‘passing off’ can be harmful to a well-established reputation — but ... Read more

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Alternative fee structures create alignment, strengthen relationships

For clients, alternative fee arrangements can help provide certainty and clarity with respect to the cost of legal services, helping to eliminate some of the challenges created by ... Read more

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N.L. to introduce legislation to target 'revenge porn'

It’s encouraging to see provinces create legislation to deal with the issue of non-consensual online sharing of intimate images, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Anna ... Read more

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Crown withdraws, judge apologizes as Harnett's client cleared

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells AdvocateDaily.com the recent withdrawal of sexual assault charges against his client by the Crown mid-jury trial and subsequent ... Read more

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Court says no more monkey business

An American court has ruled there can't be any monkey business involved in the country's copyright laws, says Toronto business lawyer  Bill Northcote . The U.S. Court ... Read more

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Parenting co-ordinators assist in divorce proceedings: Benmor

The move toward shared- and joint-custody arrangements and away from sole custody has led to a recognition that parenting co-ordinators are needed to ensure a child’s ... Read more

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Misutka helps clients navigate dynamic tax law environment

More than 25 years on from his call to the bar, Calgary tax lawyer Dan Misutka is still learning. “Continuing legal education is a big part of being a tax ... Read more

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DivorceMate Forms update released

DivorceMate Software Inc.  has recently updated its Forms products in Ontario primarily to incorporate legislative changes as a result of the new  Child, Youth and ... Read more

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Failure to tell CRA about sale of home may bring penalties

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may be lenient with taxpayers when it comes to the new requirement to report the sale of their principal residence on a 2017 tax return ... Read more

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Decision may signal new remedies for custody of family pets

The ethical treatment of animals has been an ongoing trend in modern society, but have we reached a point where courts are considering the best interests of the family pet in ... Read more

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Decision provides guidance on when an affidavit is needed: Waddell

A court has provided a helpful primer to lawyers to determine when evidence submitted as part of a motion or application must be made an exhibit to an affidavit, says Toronto ... Read more

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Class actions for misclassification could clarify debate

A series of recently launched class-action lawsuits may help clarify the long-standing employee/contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau  tells the ... Read more

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Seriously injured victims hurt by insurance legislation

In the first of a two-part series, Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike explores the effect of rate cuts on the most seriously injured accident victims in the ... Read more

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New rules for directors good for charities: O'Brien

Changes to the law around charities will mean that the organizations will have more freedom to access the resources of their directors, Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien ... Read more

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Digital privacy legislation looms: Levine

Digital companies should expect fresh regulatory legislation as the fallout continues from a recent scandal involving personal data being harvested from a social media ... Read more

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