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  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Tuition trouble

    Jan 14, 2019

    Much has been written about the debt many students take on if they decide to attend law school. What is interesting to me is how students are now mobilizing to draw attention to their displeasure with tuition fees, and how this ties to wider problems facing the profession — like a lack of diversity or mental health issues, particularly for younger lawyers.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Foreign guardianship orders need action

    Jan 14, 2019

    The Ontario legislature is failing in its responsibility to designate prescribed jurisdictions from which courts may recognize guardianship orders made outside of Canada.

    Yasmin M. Vinograd
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Welcome 2019

    Jan 7, 2019

    If 2018 was an eventful year in legal developments, then 2019 is shaping up to move even more quickly. This edition of Law Times covers a wide range of stories that indicate some of the trends that may dominate in the year ahead.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Rebecca Bromwich

    Coding, algorithms, and common law

    Jan 7, 2019

    The biggest lesson to be learned from what has happened with technology in the recent past is that online tech needs to be subjected to close scrutiny.

    Rebecca Bromwich
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Quite a year

    Dec 10, 2018

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Make the simplified rules meaningful

    Dec 10, 2018

    Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure was introduced to impose a mandatory simplified process for actions of comparatively modest monetary value, which exceed the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.

    Ronald Bohm
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    AI is here to stay

    Dec 3, 2018

    Much has been written about the advent of artificial technology and its impact on the legal profession. This week, Law Times focuses on a ruling where the use of AI has been explicitly cited.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    PBO issue highlights unfinished business

    Dec 3, 2018

    Pro Bono Ontario has received the money it needs to keep three Law Help Centres open for a year. Because of this, thousands of Ontarians will continue to receive free civil legal help from lawyers.

    Chris Bentley
  • Doron Gold

    Healing is very much possible

    Dec 3, 2018

    “We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us.” It’s a cliché that therapists often look to a person’s past for clues as so what makes them tick in the here and now.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Funding woes

    Nov 26, 2018

    The province of Ontario has nixed the proposed law school at Ryerson University. For those who have been watching the proposal work its way forward through various levels of the approval process, the news was not a surprise.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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