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Long-term view essential when naming legal guardian

Appointing a guardian is one of the most important estate planning considerations for parents of minor children — but when choosing someone for this role, it is ... Read more

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Shifting cases from Superior Court just 'optics': Neuberger

The federal government's latest plan to reduce Superior Court backlogs will just burden lower courts with a heavier workload, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger ... Read more

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'Good faith' at issue in athlete's lawsuit

An American lawsuit involving a professional baseball player and a lending firm shines a light on the importance of the good-faith principle and how unfair bargaining practices ... Read more

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Easy Legal Finance focuses on strategic growth, acquires lending firm

In a move that aims to position Easy Legal Finance Inc. for long-term growth in new markets within Canada, the legal financing firm has acquired Edmonton-based Rhino Legal ... Read more

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Drafting a solid will helps ward off estate disputes

The death of a loved one is an emotional time for a family and can sometimes lead to disputes over the estate, but there are ways to draft a lawsuit-proof will to ensure that ... Read more

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Mental illness a unique challenge for mediation process

Mediators need to become more aware of mental health issues so they can respond appropriately — and effectively help parties settle their disputes, says Toronto lawyer ... Read more

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Shorter timelines needed in all areas of law

While R. v. Jordan has gone a long way to make the criminal system more efficient, there’s a need in all other areas of law to set timelines that prevent cases from ... Read more

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SCC creates more conflict in international custody cases

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) new guidelines for international child custody cases will prompt more litigation and conflict in Hague Convention matters, Ottawa family ... Read more

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New EU data protection law to impact Canadian businesses

The European Union’s new rules for data protection that come into force on May 25 will have far-reaching implications for Canadian companies, both large and small, ... Read more

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Recommendations for conducting unbiased workplace investigations

An organization that decides to conduct an internal investigation when a harassment complaint is lodged by an employee must ensure that it’s carried out by unbiased, trained ... Read more

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Open source intelligence going mainstream: Duquette

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) gathering is going mainstream, says  Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting . While much of ... Read more

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Spousal support axed after lack of self-sufficiency

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision terminating a woman’s spousal support after more than two decades is a reminder that there is an obligation to attempt to become ... Read more

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Mindset barriers to software adoption

This is part one of a two-part series where Korbitec president Alan Bass explores some of the myths and common hurdles lawyers and law firms face when considering new ... Read more

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It's time to expand mandatory mediation in civil litigation

After almost 20 years operating in just three jurisdictions, it’s time to expand Ontario’s mandatory mediation program across the province, Toronto mediator Victoria ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreements limit exposure to property claims

In Ontario, living in a common-law relationship is not the same as being married, so if a couple ends up separating, a completely different set of rules apply when it comes to ... Read more

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Determining value, share of corporate trust can get messy

Asset-valuation and equalization of corporate trusts in family law matters is a complex and growing area of practice, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells ... Read more

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Insurance trusts control timing, use of funds upon death

An insurance trust is a good mechanism for controlling the use and timing of life insurance proceeds following the death of the insured, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa ... Read more

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Calculating the ROI of eDiscovery tools

Lawyers who have been slow to embrace eDiscovery technology tend to focus on the upfront cost while ignoring the considerable savings that come as the process progresses, says ... Read more

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Daudlin embraces challenges of family law

Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Daudlin  loves a challenge in both her professional and private lives.   The lifelong athlete persevered through a series of ... Read more

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Public consultation welcome in LCO class-action review

Twenty-five years after the enactment of the Class Proceedings Act , 1992 (CPA), the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has recognized that a lack of empirical data on class ... Read more

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