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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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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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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 ... 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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Creating a balanced life in a court reporting day

By Kim Neeson   Court reporting is a unique profession – no nine to five here! Freelance court reporters set their own schedules, but when working are often subject ... Read more

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Educating your procurement team

By Michael Gleeson One good way to help your organization avoid claims related to a procurement process is to provide some simple training to your staff members who will ... Read more

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Your health — don’t let your financial guard down

By Suzana Popovic-Montag We’re lucky in Canada — our healthcare system pays for doctor bills and hospital visits, and many employer-sponsored benefit plans ... Read more

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What colour is my unicorn?

By Marcel Strigberger Where are the manatees? I don’t see them. I like animals and so when I travel I jump at the opportunity to visit animals indigenous to the ... Read more

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When back to school and divorce occur together

By Steven Benmor As the summer is beginning to wind down, a new school year is just about to begin. For many, this is a stressful time of the year. For families ... Read more

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Home insurance – what you should know

By Dale Orlando  and Courtney Stewart Home insurance is one of the most important things you can purchase as a homeowner. While there is no law in Ontario that requires ... Read more

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The IRS is ending OVDP in Sept. 2018 — here are four alternatives

By Alexey Manasuev In March 2018, the IRS made an announcement of titanic proportions. It will be ending the  Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) ... Read more

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Aretha Franklin died without an estate plan

By Charles Ticker Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018. A  recent story  online about her death suggests that she died without a will or a trust. This ... Read more

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Why I mediate: Shuber

By Jennifer Samara Shuber People often ask me why I believe in mediation. Why I mediate. I believe in mediation because, in many cases, it is a superior process to litigation ... Read more

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Adult adoption – is parental consent and notice required?

By Andrew Feldstein This case looked at the issue of whether parental consent is required and whether the biological parent is entitled to notice and to be served with the ... Read more

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When Ontario courts can decide custody and access matters

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  recently decided  a case where the mother, who had unilaterally taken the parties’ children from Nigeria to ... Read more

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Back to safety: keeping kids safe on the way to school

By John McLeish  and Nicole Fielding Parents! It is the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school season has everyone thinking about new teachers, school ... Read more

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Court weighs in on scope of release and settlement documentation

By Laura Williams In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Justice weighed in on the scope of release and settlement documentation as it pertains to workplace sexual ... Read more

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Substantial indemnity costs ordered against estate trustees

By Ian Hull This case  was a dispute between three siblings over a $30,000 painting. The three siblings were beneficiaries and estate trustees of their late ... Read more

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Misclassifying contract workers

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When  Bill 148, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017  became law in January 2018, reforms to our ... Read more

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