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NEW Does your estate plan need a touch up?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you have a will, you’re one of a minority of Canadians who have taken that crucial step in the estate planning process. A recent  ... Read more

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‘Courtesy calls’ and enforceability of non-solicitation clauses

By Laura Williams Employers regularly include restrictive covenants, such as non-solicitation clauses and non-competition clauses, in employment ... Read more

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The perils of do-it-yourself wills

By Lisa Laredo Have you ever thought about using an online service to write a will instead of hiring a lawyer to draft one for you? After all, dozens of websites offer to ... Read more

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A different approach to work-life balance

By Ian Hull A recent Globe and Mail  article  on vacation time caught my eye. In it, Elizabeth Renzetti notes an ADP Canada study that found that: only one ... Read more

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How to increase your law firm’s billable hours

By Amir Tajkarimi Over the course of this article, we’ll show you how to increase your law firm’s monthly billables by at least 10 hours in only 30 days, while ... Read more

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Five things your disability insurance lawyer wants you to know

By Nainesh Kotak Being denied short or long-term disability benefits or having your insurance benefits terminated can plunge you into a financial crisis and increase ... Read more

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‘How do you represent the people you represent?’

By Ryan Handlarski I have represented everyone from accused drug traffickers, to accused sexual assaulters, to accused murderers. The stock answer to this question from most ... Read more

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Fired and your union won’t help? Options to consider

By Nicole Simes If you are a unionized employee who has been fired, you may be desperately searching for legal advice on how to proceed. Unlike non-unionized employees ... Read more

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Choice of mediator critical to dispute resolution

By Peter Israel Whether as a result of Ontario’s mandatory mediation program or — as I’d like to believe — the growing appreciation of the ... Read more

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Sale of business and the effect on employees

By Stuart Rudner If a business is sold and the new owner keeps the employees, have they entered into a new contract of employment? This is a question that we are asked all ... Read more

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Recruiting non-licensed MDs to non-medical positions

By Kate Dewhirst Not everyone who trains as a physician practices medicine or continues to practice medicine. Some choose to work in a hospital environment but not as a ... Read more

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Nursing home negligence

By Patrick Brown  and Taraneh Etemadi With our aging population, we may all know someone who has been in a nursing home or another form of assisted living facility. ... Read more

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Child support for estranged adult children

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for 15 years and had two children. This motion concerned the younger child, an 18-year-old university student. At the age of ... Read more

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Is a judge obligated to read all materials filed in a family law case?

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Superior Court  recently considered  the position of a father who was appealing a final child support order on the grounds that the ... Read more

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An end to legislated age discrimination?

By Nicole Simes Employees in Ontario are retiring later than ever. Life expectancies have consistently risen and people now work into their sixties and seventies in ... Read more

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Should mediators work on contingency?

By Mitchell Rose Recently, someone asked me if mediators ever work on contingency. The question took me by surprise. To me, the answer seemed obvious, and so I replied: ... Read more

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What to expect if police suspect you are driving on drugs

By Joseph Neuberger It is no mystery why Ontario law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to stay off the road after they have been using any substances that may ... Read more

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Who’s your daddy? DNA paternity tests in Alberta

By Marcus Sixta Jerry Springer made a career of the paternity test and they are fought over every day in family court. When it comes to child support there can be strong ... Read more

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Suing your lawyer not a do-it-yourself affair

By Michael Lesage In 2006, a woman was injured in a car accident. Subsequently, she retained a lawyer to pursue damages against the driver of the vehicle. The lawyer handled ... Read more

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The intense highs and immense lows of criminal law

By Ryan Handlarski Let me tell you about the first acquittal that I ever experienced. The client was charged with a sexual assault and forcible confinement. If he were ... Read more

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