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Increased court costs impair access to justice

By Amanda Bafaro Because disbursements aren’t already high enough, the Ontario government has increased the fees associated with the filing of many of the most common ... Read more

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Trust accounting safeguards: CosmoLex

By Erica Birstler Trust accounting is a critical function for law firms, as funds that are not yet earned or disbursed must be handled in compliance with state and ... Read more

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What the heck is a bencher?

By Jasmine Daya During my first few years practicing law, I heard about “benchers” and had no idea who they were. I learned a little by the ads in the ... Read more

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Imparting wisdom, without sounding like a jerk

By Inga Andriessen The Law Society of Ontario’s bencher elections are in full swing. There are many candidates, some running for specific causes and some running ... Read more

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Legit screen time at Neesons

By Kim Neeson   Over the last several years, there's been lots of talk of electronic discovery and trials. As more judges and litigators go paperless, don't be left ... Read more

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When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts

By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. The couple ... Read more

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It’s spring cleaning time! Add ‘write my will’ to your list

By Lisa Laredo For most of us, spring cleaning means a chance to declutter, downsize and simplify. It’s about new beginnings and fresh starts and there’s ... Read more

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Frustration of employment contract can be plead by employee, employer

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a case where the plaintiff had been off on disability for eight years and had no hope of returning to work. This judgment ... Read more

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You can stand on the other side of humanity and be right

By Ryan Handlarski For virtually my entire life, I have been in the minority when it comes to thinking. I can remember examples of this throughout my life from the time I was ... Read more

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Batch billing: CosmoLex

By Erica Birstler Billing is an activity that often takes up the most unbillable administrative time, but it’s an important function because it’s how the ... Read more

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Will challenges occur frequently in Britain

By Charles Ticker A  recent online  article outlines some of the reasons why will challenges occur frequently in Britain. According to this story, a recent poll ... Read more

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Stop the clock: mediation and limitation periods

By Stuart Rudner This case  is another reminder of the many benefits of  mediation . As I have written in the past (see this post, among others,) mediation ... Read more

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When sole custody is more appropriate than joint custody

By Lisa Gelman The court  recently considered  when it might be appropriate to grant sole custody to one party over the other. The parties were married for three ... Read more

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Just cause is a high threshold: Williams

By Laura Williams A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal provides an example of the level of employee misconduct that warrants an employer dismissing an ... Read more

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Lawyer friends — it’s time to get out of your comfort zone

By Kate Dewhirst I went to the  Funnel Hacking Live  event in Nashville, TN recently. It’s a marketing event sponsored by Click Funnels. I follow ... Read more

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Employment contracts: they should keep giving and giving

By Doug MacLeod I trumpet the benefits of employment contracts every chance I get. I often write and speak about these benefits. In the last two weeks, I received calls ... Read more

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Representing fathers in family law

By Deepa Tailor and Alex Walsh What legal rights do fathers in Ontario have with regard to their child? There do not exist any actual “rights to a child” ... Read more

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Are we in China yet?

By Marcel Strigberger In a couple of days, I leave for Hong Kong where we shall be boarding a cruise ship that will take us to a number of ports, ending up in Shanghai. ... Read more

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Five important things to know about wrongful death

  By Patrick Brown and Nicole Fielding The sudden loss of a loved one is an emotionally devastating event. Families coping with this tragic loss face the ... Read more

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OCA solidifies the high threshold for the tort of IIMS

By Mackenzie Irwin As my  colleague reported  earlier last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) recently shut down the tort of harassment in  this case . ... Read more

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