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How a walk in the park can improve your mental health

By Ian Hull Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can occur for any number of reasons, but they often emerge when a loved one has died. While grief is a natural ... Read more

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What is the Canada Pension Plan death benefit?

By Michele Allinotte The financial issues that arise from the death of a loved one can cause a significant amount of stress. It is important to look at all the options ... Read more

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Bouncer assault: Daya

By Jasmine Daya I love this city! Toronto is the epitome of a vibrant and diverse society that I am so proud to be a part of. Our city has a nightlife that will ensure ... Read more

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Eight great benefits of having a legal receptionist

By Tom Ball When you’re just starting your practice or branching out on your own, budgeting becomes essential. Maybe your legal receptionist is a family member or works ... Read more

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The costs of refusing mediation

By Mitchell Rose A  recent Ontario Court decision  demonstrates why refusing to participate in mediation in a civil proceeding, where mediation is not mandatory, ... Read more

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Five questions to ask when hiring employment lawyers in Ontario

By Christopher Achkar Selecting an employment lawyer can be a daunting task. There are quite a few out there these days but only a few with the know-how required to represent ... Read more

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The benefits of teaching

By Inga Andriessen I recently had lunch with a colleague who often teaches a university class. While I have yet to teach an entire semester, I do enjoy speaking to ... Read more

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Deferring a child support obligation

By Lisa Gelman A  recent Ontario decision  considered the question of when a party’s obligation to pay child support may be deferred for a period of time. ... Read more

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Washroom please — hold the frappuccino

By Marcel Strigberger We just saw the U.S. Starbucks close down its outlets for several hours to allow for sensitivity training of staff following an event at a ... Read more

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Cannabis Act passes final hurdle, legalization date announced

By Laura Williams On June 18, 2018, the Senate passed a finalized version of Federal Bill C-45,  the Cannabis Act  (the Act). The Act will become law upon receiving ... Read more

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May joins call for commission of inquiry into professor's extradition

By Gary Botting Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May has hopped on board a proposal for a commission of inquiry into the extradition case of an Ottawa professor ... Read more

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Four summer vacation tips for divorced parents

By Steven Benmor There is never a good time in the year to divorce. But divorce is a reality of life. Some divorce in the winter. Some divorce in the summer. Whenever the ... Read more

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Court reporting the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry

By Kim Neeson   Neesons is providing same-day rough draft and overnight certified transcripts in the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry focusing on the tragic events ... Read more

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What you need to know about letters of intent

By Anton Katz The very first document that is negotiated between the parties in a transaction – such as the purchase of a business – is often a letter of intent ... Read more

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Can my child decide which parent they want to live with?

By Marcus Sixta When parents are in the process of divorce or separation, sometimes children may express a desire to live with one parent over another. If this occurs in a ... Read more

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The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

By Joseph Neuberger According to the Government of Canada, the increasing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids has become a national public health crisis. In an ... Read more

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Paralegals versus criminal defence lawyers in Ottawa

By Céline Dostaler When charged with a criminal offence some individuals believe that they can defend themselves in court, but once they realize the difficulty of ... Read more

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Reviewing a severance package: what to expect

By Doug MacLeod You have just been terminated. You have been given a week or so to accept a severance package but you don’t know if it is fair. That is where we come ... Read more

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Why you should consider a marriage contract

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Couples might be hesitant about entering marriage contracts out of fear that a contract pre-supposes the demise of a relationship. I prefer to ... Read more

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Fired while ill?

By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher For most of us, a secure job is one of the most important pillars in our life. It is a mainstay to financial security. Our employment laws ... Read more

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