Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan is the website and newsletter editor at Law Times—breaking news on Ontario’s legal scene—as well as a contributor to Canadian Lawyer magazine. Law Times covers more than a dozen practice areas that impact Ontario’s lawyers, with topics ranging from insurance law to real estate regulation; alongside trends at the Law Society of Ontario and Ontario’s Attorney General.

Her writing specialties include law, technology, and finance. Before joining Law Times, she was a journalist covering business and technology for CNBC.com and has had work appear in NBCNews.com, Yahoo Finance, and in USA Today.

She has a master’s degree in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University’s school of journalism and Stern school of business. She also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver with majors in economics and environmental science.

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Outsized award against insurer should incentivize fairness in LAT, says lawyer

Outsized award against insurer should incentivize fairness in LAT, says lawyer

Adjudicator called insurer’s conduct ‘imprudent, inflexible and immoderate’

Canada is among the first to countries to release guidelines for combining mediation and arbitration

Canada is among the first to countries to release guidelines for combining mediation and arbitration

The parties first try to work it out using mediation, and then move directly to an arbitration process if they are unable to come to a resolution

Nearly 46% of readers support more progressive LSO fee structure

Nearly 46% of readers support more progressive LSO fee structure

Law Times' reader poll shows divide between lawyers who like 2020’s lower fees and those who want a more progressive fee scheme

Clayton Ruby: Independent commission must fix Canada’s ‘humiliating’ record of wrongful conviction

Clayton Ruby: Independent commission must fix Canada’s ‘humiliating’ record of wrongful conviction

Trudeau called for Criminal Case Review Commission to review potentially wrongful convictions

After CUSMA breakthrough, international trade experts vie for panel spots

After CUSMA breakthrough, international trade experts vie for panel spots

Canada’s other trade agreements have prepared a long list of experts well-suited to the improved CUSMA panels

How lawyers brought down internet trolls — without ever uncovering their identities

How lawyers brought down internet trolls — without ever uncovering their identities

How do you sue someone you can’t identify?

Ontario’s house-poor homeowners could be tempted by fraud and real estate lawyers are on high alert

Ontario’s house-poor homeowners could be tempted by fraud and real estate lawyers are on high alert

People are having a hard time buying homes amid rising prices and stricter mortgage rules

After viral video, lawyers confirm: Yes, there is a rule against walking across the highway

After viral video, lawyers confirm: Yes, there is a rule against walking across the highway

Video raised questions on social media

Insured died before signing settlement agreement — so is it enforceable?

Insured died before signing settlement agreement — so is it enforceable?

FOCUS ON INSURANCE - Death was between late December mediation and signing disclosure in January

Social media, publicity adds pressure for cash-strapped litigants

Social media, publicity adds pressure for cash-strapped litigants

'If you don’t have money, you have very little representation which means you have very little access and you don’t have a voice to influence others'