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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
  • 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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