Shannon Kari

Shannon Kari

Shannon Kari is an experienced legal journalist who is currently serving as the staff writer for the Canadian Lawyer/Law Times group.

New federal rules on what notices can say

New federal rules on what notices can say

The federal government set out new rules last December on what copyright holders can say in notices that Internet Service Providers must forward to subscribers accused of infringements through online downloading.

Judges need to be careful  in class action certifications

Judges need to be careful in class action certifications

Judges presiding over class action proceedings should be cautious about using the principles set out by the Supreme Court in Hryniak to narrow litigation at the certification stage, the Divisional Court stated in a case about compensation for junior hockey players.

It’s all in the name for firms

It’s all in the name for firms

The guidelines issued by the Law Society of Ontario when it comes to naming a law firm are fairly general yet common sense in nature.

Delegating, hiring well key to firm success

Delegating, hiring well key to firm success

For senior lawyers, the hope when delegating work to a more junior associate is that it will free them up for other tasks, yet the fear is also that in the end that work might have to be re-done and it ends up being an exercise in inefficiency.

Podcasts a unique way of getting word out

Podcasts a unique way of getting word out

Apple Inc. disclosed at an industry conference last summer that, at that time, there were more than half a million different podcasts available for downloading on iTunes alone.

Clear writing important for lawyers

Clear writing important for lawyers

It has been two decades since a paper by Ontario Court of Appeal Justice John Laskin on how to write an effective factum was published by The Advocates’ Society Journal.

Conviction upheld in Court of Appeal ruling

Conviction upheld in Court of Appeal ruling

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction and sentence of the third defendant in an unusual scheme where a Toronto lawyer and two other men committed a nearly $2-million fraud against RBC to purchase Australian gold bars stamped with images of kangaroos.

Claims made under anti-SLAPP laws dismissed

Claims made under anti-SLAPP laws dismissed

Plaintiffs in libel actions stemming from comments in online posts should present evidence of actual harm at an early stage or a proceeding may not be permitted to proceed to trial, the Ontario Court of Appeal has suggested in two recent rulings.

Province says carbon tax legislation unconstitutional

Province says carbon tax legislation unconstitutional

The fact that greenhouse gases are caused by a wide range of human activities is why the federal government’s so-called “carbon tax” legislation is over-reaching and unconstitutional, the Ontario government states in legal submissions filed at the Court of Appeal.

Lawyers’ groups push government for change

Lawyers’ groups push government for change

Lawyers’ groups in Ontario are hoping the Ministry of the Attorney General will move forward in the months ahead to reform and expand the simplified procedure process to try to reduce the backlog in the civil courts.