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Children benefit from finality in parenting arrangements

A child's need for certainty should guide the parties in a custody dispute, Toronto family lawyer  Erin Chaiton-Murray  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Certified video analyst can assist police forces on a contract basis

Smaller police departments that are unable to budget for a full-time video analyst may benefit from contracting out major cases, Crystal Beach forensic video analyst Michael ... Read more

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Family-run companies can be crippled by old conflicts

Personal histories add layers to legal disputes in family-run businesses, Toronto mediator  Bernard Morrow  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The Globe and Mail ... Read more

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Kristanic speaks her clients' language

Toronto family lawyer Barbara Kristanic prides herself on speaking her clients’ language. Kristanic, partner with  Nathens Siegel Barristers LLP , likes to steer ... Read more

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Without a will, family often left with unintended consequences

Dying without a will may have unintended consequences on one’s family members, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback tells Law Times . Urback, an ... Read more

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Maintaining fairness paramount in sex assault trials: Izadi

Those in the justice system should be as vigilant about ensuring there's no political interference to derail the court process as they are about supporting sexual assault victims ... Read more

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No absolute right to smoke medical pot on the job

A recent human rights ruling shows there are limits on an employee’s right to smoke medical marijuana on the job, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

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Tips for social hosts as holiday season approaches

Holiday party hosts must take care to protect themselves and their guests from the consequences of accidents involving intoxication, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jasmine ... Read more

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Case shows possible limits of First Nations business tax exemption

Although First Nations people living on reserves are eligible for a number of tax exemptions , a recent case shows that in the eyes of the taxman, this rule does not necessarily ... Read more

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Recovery Science marks 500th case

When talking about going from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, most people wouldn’t measure it in the same terms as Steve Tan, partner with  Recovery Science Corporation ... Read more

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In-person networking one of the many benefits of TLA membership

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) reminds members of the benefits of real-world networking in a digital era, its executive director  Joan Rataic-Lang tells ... Read more

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Court reporter shortage has led to 'buyer beware' in marketplace

In order to address the shortage of skilled court reporters, Neesons Court Reporting  has created its own intensive training program for new staff, says the company’s ... Read more

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Key questions to ask providers about legal expense insurance

When considering legal expense insurance, there are a handful of questions law firms should be asking insurance providers, say Dominique Zipper and Joanna Milnes , both with ... Read more

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Focus your FOI request for maximum effect: Pearn

In part two of a two-part series on freedom of information requests, Fredericton litigator Matthew Pearn discusses the need to be unambiguous when it comes to ... Read more

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Defamation cases part of the #MeToo backlash

Defamation claims offer a possible route to reduce the stigma attached to those falsely accused of sexual misconduct, Kamloops criminal litigation lawyer  Matthew Ford ... Read more

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Homeowners can protect themselves by researching contractor

A Hamilton family that paid a contractor $15,000 for work that isn’t even close to being finished could take the matter to small claims court, Toronto litigator Michael ... Read more

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Another impaired defence goes to that 'great courtroom in the sky'

Defence lawyers will have to devise new and innovative ways to succeed for those clients charged with impaired driving, Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman writes in The ... Read more

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Solutions for plaintiffs key in evolving litigation finance market

While the litigation finance market has evolved as an asset class in recent years with some favouring higher stakes claims, Toronto-based litigation finance specialists  ... Read more

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Comprehensive drug, alcohol policy serves employers best: Rudner

Employers should ensure they have an effective, realistic drug and alcohol policy rather than trying to create one specifically for cannabis, Toronto employment lawyer and ... Read more

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Mandin Law: finding ways to resolve legal disputes quickly, cost-effectively

After spending almost a decade at a Bay St. law  firm , Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin  has hung out her own shingle to continue her work assisting ... Read more

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