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  • Doron Gold

    Perfect not the enemy of good

    Feb 18, 2019

    It’s no easy task writing a piece on how lawyers should avoid perfectionism. It’s like writing about how a basketball player shouldn’t make such a fuss about physical fitness.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
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    Do your client a favour and stay away from partial summary judgment

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has, for the third time, delivered a clear message to Ontario litigants: Stay away from partial summary judgment motions. If there is any risk (no matter how small) of inconsistent findings at trial, the motion will likely fail.

    Daniel Waldman
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Small firm, big firm

    Feb 11, 2019

    This week, I had two separate conversations with two lawyers, one at a large, established firm in Toronto and the other at a small firm in rural Ontario.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Real news is where it’s at

    Feb 11, 2019

    All things considered, it wasn’t the most auspicious start to what is now near universally, if still unofficially, considered to be the pre-election pre-show for the upcoming federal election.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Generational change

    Feb 4, 2019

    This issue contains different stories involving issues facing young lawyers and their representation at bodies such as the Law Society of Ontario. The issue is top of mind in the lead-up to the upcoming bencher election, which will take place in April.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Act impacts estate litigation

    Feb 4, 2019

    On Jan. 1, 2004, the Limitations Act, 2002 came into force in the province of Ontario. It has since acted as a restriction to the commencement of proceedings in civil litigation claims, including estate litigation.

    Jonathan Friedman
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The election cometh

    Jan 28, 2019

    If the hundreds of people who tuned into a Law Society of Ontario webcast on the upcoming bencher election is any indication, this could be a very exciting race.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Progress to be made on mental health

    Jan 28, 2019

    In the last several years, thankfully, the Law Society of Ontario has finally started to recognize the true diversity that exists in our profession.

    Darryl Singer
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    Harness non-profits for access to justice

    Jan 21, 2019

    Far too many Ontarians cannot access justice because they cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for Legal Aid. This undermines our legal system and the reputation of our profession.

    Kent Elson
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Embracing change

    Jan 21, 2019

    This week, you may notice the print edition of Law Times looks a little different. We’ve launched a redesign of the newspaper, in order to enhance readability.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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