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  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The modern condition

    Jun 11, 2018

    I once heard a very smart insight, that if we look back at the circumstances of our own lives over one-year increments, momentous change would be difficult to discern.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    End criminality for surrogacy and gamete donation

    Jun 11, 2018

    As lawyers, we have a duty to protect the interests of our clients.

    Cindy Wasser
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Mental health

    Jun 4, 2018

    There’s a kinder, gentler way mental health is being approached by the legal profession.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Challenging trial by jury without cause

    Jun 4, 2018

    Trial by jury is constitutionally entrenched in our criminal justice system, but more subtle is its critical role to our democracy. Jury nullification — the power of a jury to refuse to apply an oppressive law — is illustrative of trial by jury serving as both a judicial and political institution.

    Michael A. Johnston
  • Nikolay Y. Chsherbinin

    Former employer liable for undiscovered claims

    Jun 4, 2018

    In MacIvor v. Pitney Bowes, 2018 ONCA 381, the Court of Appeal for Ontario determined that an employee could benefit from his former employer’s long-term disability coverage, even though he did not discover the disability until after he began working for another employer.

    Nikolay Y. Chsherbinin|Labour Pains
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Licensing insight

    May 28, 2018

    Everyone contemplating attending law school would be wise to read a report by the Law Society of Ontario on the licensing, by the Professional Development and Competence Committee.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Consider legal insurance plans for family law

    May 28, 2018

    We have been discussing access to justice and family law reforms for a very long time. That’s a good thing. Times change and so should we.

    Patti Cross
  • Doron Gold

    Young and in law

    May 28, 2018

    In 1991, when I received a letter from Osgoode Hall Law School offering me a place in its first-year class, I literally jumped up and down on my bed and screamed at the top of my much younger lungs.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Marta Siemiarczuk

    The new approach to Hague Convention Cases

    May 22, 2018

    Family law cases are increasing when it comes to the wrongful removal of children from the place they habitually live, likely in large part due to increasing mobility of families in a global community.

    Marta Siemiarczuk|Family Law
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    Legal education could do with more competition

    May 14, 2018

    The Canadian law degree, as we know it, needs to be seriously re-thought, and a future Ryerson law school might be just the kind of disruption our legal education market needs.

    Fred Wu
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