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  • Should rules evolve so ‘smart’ legal forms can help more people?

    Should rules evolve so ‘smart’ legal forms can help more people?

    Jun 26, 2019

    As more self-represented litigants flood the court system, researchers are studying how electronic court forms could reduce barriers to justice.

  • Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Sep 3, 2018

    Ontario’s new anti-SLAPP legislation was tested in the Court of Appeal, with six rulings released Thursday, four of which were deemed strategic lawsuits against public participation.

  • Rules of civility

    Sep 3, 2018

    There has been widespread commentary on the so-called death of civility in the modern age.

  • Toronto lawyers against proposed city council cut

    Toronto lawyers against proposed city council cut

    Aug 6, 2018

    Some Toronto lawyers are voicing their opposition to a plan by the province to reduce the number of councillors elected in the City of Toronto.

  • Things fall apart

    Aug 6, 2018

    There’s a huge push and pull between the will to centralize — resources, goods, power — and the forces against it.

  • Doug Ford settling the score?

    Aug 6, 2018

    No sooner had Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled his plan to shake up Toronto city politics by eliminating nearly half the current council seats than the jokes were flying fast and furious within the federal parliamentary precinct.

  • Therapy dog allowed in civil jury trial

    Therapy dog allowed in civil jury trial

    Feb 12, 2018

    A therapy dog was allowed in court to sit at the feet of the plaintiff while she testified in an Ontario Superior Court civil jury trial late last fall in what is believed to be a first in the province for this type of assistance in personal injury litigation.

Law Times Poll


Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that real estate lawyer Doug Downey will be Ontario’s new attorney general. Do you expect Downey to take a substantially different approach to his portfolio than his predecessor in the role?
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