Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 19, 2018
Event Detail: To purchase a table and explore sponsorship opportunities click here
Self-represented litigants are typically able to expect some flexibility from the judicial process, but there are risks when they try to manage a case without a lawyer, illustrated by a significant costs award in a recent family law case, some lawyers say.
A recent case confirms the importance of confidentiality in settlements, including those achieved in mediation, whether or not the mediation contract contains a confidentiality clause.
Long-awaited amendments to the Divorce Act which are now before the Senate recognize how family life has changed over the years, say lawyers.
The Hague Convention can play a crucial role in whether children are returned after a parental abduction following a custody dispute, say lawyers.
Lawyers say a recent SCC ruling demonstrates the tension between upholding arbitration clauses and facilitating access to justice, say lawyers who practise in alternative dispute resolution and class actions.
Mediation and other less adversarial methods continue to be the best ways to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual abuse, say lawyers.
Artificial intelligence can be particularly helpful for alternative dispute resolution, say lawyers, as long as people are mindful of the technology’s limitations.
Lawyers say proposed changes to rules and regulations at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes could result in faster and less costly resolution to investor-state disputes.
Ontario lawyers say it’s unknown what the future will look like when it comes to their clients’ obligations around emissions reductions.
On April 1, the federal carbon price backstop came into effect, which meant that a $20/tonne charge for greenhouse gas emissions is being applied in Ontario.