Addressing toxicity in teams a big issue in health-care field

Getting to the root cause of a toxic workplace can involve some deep digging and tough choices for senior leadership at health-care organizations, says Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst. Read more

Credibility, preparation important in family law cases: Joseph

Maintaining credibility and preparing your client for questioning — whether as part of the pre-trial process or at trial — is essential to the success of a case, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph writes in the Ontario Family Law Reporter . Read more

Court challenge a lesson in communication, compromise: Kulish

Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish says his firm’s recent court victory is a reminder that communication is key among boards, and compromise can be more effective than litigation. Read more

OCA decision may mean more work for lawyers: Romero

Personal injury lawyers may have to change how they present cases that seek damages for motor vehicle accidents following a recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA), says Toronto mediator Victoria Romero. Read more

CARE model gives employers control of workplace complaint process

In the first instalment of a two-part series, workplace violence and elder abuse specialist Denise Koster discusses the basics of how companies should address complaints when someone has a bullying or harassment issue while on the job . Read more

Self-reps clogging criminal courts, adding to cost: Hicks

Criminal defendants unable to afford lawyers are increasingly clogging up the court system amidst a massive misallocation of resources, says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Liberals misleading public with 'assault-style' firearms

The latest gun control statements from the federal minister investigating ways to curb organized crime are nothing more than “political rhetoric designed to install fear in urban Canadians,” says Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn. Read more

Neesons makes court reporter switch seamless

Switching to Neesons Court Reporting after starting with another firm is easier than litigants might think, says company founder and president Kim Neeson. Read more

Software streamlines family law financial disclosure process

Darren Gingras, executive director of SIËSDE Dispute Resolution Technologies , says his company has developed software that will ease a major “pain point” in family law settlements. Read more

‘Another step:’ Federal Court judge releases ruling in Cree and Dene

EDMONTON — The Federal Court of Canada says it has issued a ruling in Cree and Dene — the first time it’s done so in an Indigenous language. Read more

Restrictive covenants protect against misuse of corporate info

While a unanimous shareholders’ agreement devotes most of its contents to what happens during the life of a business relationship, certain clauses deal with putting restrictions on departing shareholders, says Toronto corporate lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Get a lawyer involved early when buying a home: Lesage

A couple who discovered the deal to buy their dream house was cancelled because they failed to sign a contract amendment is a lesson to get a lawyer involved early in the transaction, says Toronto litigator Michael Lesage. Read more

Prevent mental health issues from impacting your bottom line

Although mental health issues can be uncomfortable to discuss, employers have a duty to inquire if they suspect one of their employees is suffering from an undisclosed illness, says Toronto employment lawyer Jordan Rodney. Read more

Transvaginal mesh claims an ongoing concern

The lengthy passage of time since undergoing transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery doesn’t necessarily prevent a patient from suing over a faulty product, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker . Read more

Tracking safety ratings for commercial vehicles

In the final instalment of a two-part series on the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi discusses the merits of voluntary safety programs and how to set them up. Read more

Beneficiary designations key when taking out life insurance

Lawyers and their clients must learn to distinguish between revocable and irrevocable beneficiaries of life insurance policies following a recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks. Read more

AI has a place in ADR: Huberman

Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t completely replace humans in alternative dispute resolution, Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman tells Law Times . Read more

Goldlist decries ‘latest attack on legal gun owners’

Targeting law-abiding citizens to change the behaviour of those who ignore the law “makes absolutely no sense,” says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist. Read more

Acting in bad faith in divorce proceedings a risky business

Parties going through divorce proceedings have to be realistic in their demands and avoid unnecessarily prolonging the trial, or they will be admonished by the court, says Toronto family lawyer Barbara Kristanic . Read more

Enforcement needed to keep pedestrians safe: Haté

Increased fines are not enough to prevent careless drivers from endangering pedestrians, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more