Indigenous communities ill-served by ‘colonial policing’

It will take more than money to solve the problem of “colonial policing” in Indigenous communities, says Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey. Read more

ADR clause preempts time, cost of shareholder litigation

There are several benefits to including a dispute resolution mechanism within a shareholders’ agreement, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Unpaid contractors should seek prompt legal advice

Contractors owed money for work or materials have two options — a lien or a lawsuit — and in either case, it is helpful to seek legal counsel as early as possible, says Barrie civil litigator Scott Hawryliw. Read more

Companies can be held liable for injuries caused by product

Customers injured by faulty products could have a claim against the manufacturer, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya, who helps plaintiffs seek recourse for injuries sustained as a result of defective items. Read more

Select an alternate caregiver for pets in your will

A small but growing number of pet owners express interest in making provisions for their pets in their estate plans, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells The Canadian Press. Read more

Security screening at Toronto police HQ justified, appeal court rules

TORONTO — The threat of an attack on police headquarters in Toronto justifies the security screening of everyone entering the building, including people attending police service board meetings, Ontario's top court ruled on Thursday. Read more

Pedestrian deaths a public health issue ‘of crisis proportion’

The increasing number of injuries and fatalities to vulnerable road users has reached crisis proportions and requires a shift away from “car culture,” Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the CBC. Read more

Case provides guidance on litigation privilege

Family law counsel should broaden their horizons for lessons on how to handle expert evidence, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph. Read more

Workers have the right to unplug when workday is done: Low

Ontario employees have the “right to disconnect” if they are being asked to answer emails and make phone calls after work hours, and they should seek legal advice if told otherwise, says Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low. Read more

Collection litigation valid option when invoice remains unpaid

Although the thought of collection litigation may seem daunting or bring negative connotations for some business owners, those who have provided a good or service deserve to be paid, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

Terminated employees should seek legal advice promptly

Employees who accept the terms of a termination agreement without seeking legal counsel are doing themselves a disservice, says Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov. Read more

Mediating ‘grey’ divorce takes a different approach: Benmor

Getting to know your client in a “grey” divorce case is essential, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

Targeted police stop attracting attention from criminal bar

When it comes to police demanding roadside breath tests, there is a fine line between random stops, targeted stops, and those based on reasonable suspicion, says Kamloops criminal lawyer Lisa Mae Scruton. Read more

Be proactive when it comes to home insurance: Haté

Failing to properly insure your home, or not knowing what’s covered when making a claim, can be costly mistakes, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

Tactics for success in high-stakes mediations

A vital part of a mediator’s responsibility in helping disputing parties reach a settlement is to outline the risks of not resolving the matter, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks. Read more

Social media content can be vital during a family law matter

In the middle of a heated domestic dispute people often say things over social media and in text messages that they think can be easily deleted, but it’s rarely gone for good, says Tyler Hatch, founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc. Read more

Clarification needed on Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

It’s time to end the uncertainty surrounding the modernization of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA), says Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

Vital to seek medical help, legal advice after head trauma

Anyone who suffers a head injury should seek medical help as soon as possible, and call a lawyer if symptoms persist, says Brampton personal injury lawyer Nital Gosai. Read more

Follow the money when hunting online trademark violators

Counterfeiters and trademark violators thrive in the vast world of online marketplaces, says Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc., who assists clients in researching and conducting surveillance to track down offenders. Read more

Police in schools not the answer to gang activity: Fennel

Putting police in schools isn’t the solution to preventing kids from joining gangs, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel. Read more