Legal tech filling supply gap in wills, trusts and estate planning

A feature of digital will-making is limiting – not expanding – choice, says lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 05 Aug 2020

Superior Court to pilot CaseLines for select civil motions and pre-trial conferences

The initial two-week test phase begins Aug. 10 and will expand its scope by Aug. 24
BY Bernise Carolino 05 Aug 2020

Human rights lawyer Ena Chadha named interim chief commissioner of OHRC

Appointee vice-chaired Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal
BY Bernise Carolino 05 Aug 2020

Report urges WSIB to improve evidence-based decision-making in workplace cancer claims

WSIB should update policies on adjudicating cancer claims to reflect scientific knowledge: report
BY Bernise Carolino 05 Aug 2020

Family court must wait for conclusion of refugee claim before granting return order: Court of Appeal

To protect children’s best interests, family and refugee law cannot operate in silos, says lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 05 Aug 2020

Amid Black Lives Matter movement, less talk, more walk on diversity says Toronto lawyer Ryan Watkins

There is better outreach available than sponsoring diversity events, says lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 31 Jul 2020

New law will encourage landlords and tenants to negotiate repayment agreements amid COVID-19

The act aims to streamline and modernize Landlord and Tenant Board processes
BY Bernise Carolino 31 Jul 2020

Changes to landlord/tenant law address jurisdictional confusion and no-fault evictions

Former Landlord and Tenant Board adjudicator says changes help reduce abuse of no-fault evictions
BY Aidan Macnab 31 Jul 2020


Global IP firm Marks & Clerk continues Canadian expansion with high-profile hires

Moves come as Canadian IP law shifts toward international collaboration

New legislation allows for eviction orders without Landlord and Tenant Board hearing

Province says changes meant to encourage negotiated settlements between landlords and tenants

OSC invites applications to its Seniors Expert Advisory Committee

The committee typically includes representatives from legal community

Proposed class action for security guards’ unpaid wages settles for $2.9 million

Lawyer for security guards calls the settlement “welcome financial support during the COVID-19 crisis”

Legal Aid Ontario to launch modernized framework under new Legal Aid Services Act

LAO also introduced changes to change-of-solicitor policy and to duty counsel worksheet

Canadian business immigration to U.S. stymied by COVID-19 but not President Trump: lawyer

U.S. immigration lawyer on the current obstacles in getting Canadians over the border to work


The Law Society of Ontario recently debated whether to allow future lawyers to be called quickly through an administrative process, rather than waiting until a ceremony could take place. Some benchers suggested that both an administrative call and attending a later ceremony should be allowed. But allowing one candidate to partake in both a ceremony and administrative call could potentially add more work and expenses at the LSO. If you had the option to pay the cost to do both, would you be called administratively and attend a ceremony?