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  • Marta Siemiarczuk

    Issue of interim costs important

    Oct 8, 2018

    An interesting case has emerged dealing with the issue of interim costs and disbursements. This seems to me to be one of those issues that is rarely considered by family lawyers.

    Marta Siemiarczuk|Family Law
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Artificial intelligence

    Oct 1, 2018

    Almost two decades ago, the word “globalization” was the buzzword on everyone’s lips.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Ryan Handlarski

    Law is a marathon, not a sprint

    Oct 1, 2018

    Law students often hear the same piece of advice: Article at a Bay Street firm and work there for a year or two or three.

    Ryan Handlarski
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    How to address mental illness and lawyers

    Sep 24, 2018

    In a pair of recent decisions — Law Society of Ontario v. Burtt, 2018 ONLSTH 63 and Law Society of Ontario v. Yantha, 2018 ONLSTH 94 — the Law Society Tribunal grappled with what accommodation for mental illness is required in terms of discipline imposed by the Law Society of Ontario.

    Theresa E. Miedema
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Chaos theory

    Sep 24, 2018

    In the recent legal drama around Ontario’s move to chop the size of Toronto’s city council, it was common to hear some members of the public decry that something was terribly wrong with the judicial system as well as with our democratic institutions.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Never a dull moment

    Sep 17, 2018

    Admittedly, when I heard about the move by lawyers to challenge Ontario over the constitutional validity of cutting the Toronto council wards in the midst of an election cycle, I had my doubts about its success.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Political financing under scrutiny

    Sep 17, 2018

    Heads up, shy and retiring partisans. If you’re among the thousands of Canadians who regularly, if quietly, exercise their democratic right to fork over their hard-earned cash for the chance to get up close and personal — or at least be in the same room as — your federal party leader of choice, the details of your participation in such after-hours political activities may soon be a matter of public record.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
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    The case against a right to be forgotten

    Sep 17, 2018

    There is no right to be forgotten in Canada. In other words, there is no general right to have information about oneself de-listed or de-indexed from search engine results. Nor should there be.

    Ryder Gilliland
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Back to the grindstone

    Sep 10, 2018

    A busy fall season lies ahead for lawyers. Summer is typically thought of as a season best suited for rest and relaxation.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Jeffrey Lem

    Strange things can happen to the PIN

    Sep 10, 2018

    Although it is fairly well known to the Land Registry Office staff, clients can sometimes be mystified at the things they see when they open up their PINs (or, as we shall see, when they can’t open up their PINs at all).

    Jeffrey Lem|The Dirt
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