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    Duty counsel needed at Law Society

    Mar 19, 2018

    Faced with professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming allegations, too many lawyers and paralegals are not getting help and are trying to do it all alone.

    William Trudell
  • Philip Girard

    A portrait of an SCC tigress

    Mar 12, 2018

    Few readers likely need an introduction to Claire L’Heureux-Dubé or Constance Backhouse.

    Philip Girard|That's History
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    LTB issues

    Mar 12, 2018

    Paralegal James Moak has brought a court application in the Ontario Superior Court to try to stop property managers who are not licensed to practise law from providing legal services at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Beware the use of crypto-currencies

    Mar 12, 2018

    Crypto-currencies are the newest and biggest trend in the financial industry. Fuelled by millennials who have grown up in the digital age, their popularity is reaching new heights.

    Nadia Campion
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Post-Hryniak pushback

    Mar 5, 2018

    When the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its landmark judgment in Hryniak v. Mauldin in 2014, it marked a massive shift in the way civil litigation was approached.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Rhetoric vs. reality on self-represented litigants

    Mar 5, 2018

    Currently, there is a tension between the rhetoric and reality of civil litigation practice in cases involving self-represented litigants.

    Jennifer Leitch
  • Anthony Daimsis

    Creative thinkers need not apply

    Feb 26, 2018

    If you haven’t yet heard, AI is our profession’s next watershed moment. In areas such as document review and contract drafting, that moment is already here.

    Anthony Daimsis
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Juries under scrutiny

    Feb 26, 2018

    The shooting death of Colten Boushie and subsequent acquittal of Gerald Stanley — who was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Boushie’s death — has raised outrage and ire across the country.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Doron Gold

    Choose health over your phone

    Feb 26, 2018

    All right, my friend. This is an intervention. I know you’re surprised, but things have got out of hand and we need to talk about your behaviour.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Matthew Gourlay

    Extradition law needs reconsideration

    Feb 20, 2018

    According to an old joke among lawyers, in an extradition case there is usually only one strategic decision to make — window or aisle. This is not too far from the truth.

    Matthew Gourlay|A Criminal Mind
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