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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 10:42 AM

Property rights and married versus unmarried relationships | John-Paul Boyd

Alberta received some pretty big news on Nov. 22 when the provincial government announced some reforms to its family law legislation. Amendments scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will extend the current matrimonial property regime to include unmarried partners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

Cyber propaganda: Real and present danger to our elections | Mark Bourrie

In April 1945, Soviet soldiers ended the Third Reich by smashing into Berlin, crushing resistance in the German capital and eliminating the government. Three months later, the Americans broke Japan’s morale with a secret weapon of incomprehensible power. In both campaigns, the Allies had the same goal: change a regime or make it bend to their will. In 1945, it took the deaths of millions of soldiers and civilians. But that’s the old way of doing it. ... [read more]

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 3:28 PM

The Coach: Marketing retail law ‘B to C’ | Gary Mitchell

Of course when I use the term “B to C,” I am referring to Business to Consumer. It is my experience in helping lawyers and law firms market themselves and grow, these areas of law are the easiest to market. The most obvious areas or retail law or B to C being, but not limited to: employment law (employee side), family law, personal injury (PI), and wills and estates. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

Parliament on verge of making dying ‘all that messier’ | Sam Goldstein

Do we need to make Canadian laws easier for people to commit suicide when they are terminally ill? ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 1:28 PM

Wellness: Three ways to deal with closing of pro bono centres | Darryl Singer

Editor’s Note: After this column was published there have been new developments concerning donations to help keep the Law Help Ontario centres open. ... [read more]

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

The good Samaritan meets Seinfeld | Marcel Strigberger

The Canadian Judicial Council  (CJC) has ruled on the matter of Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith. Justice Smith’s offence was taking over, for no remuneration, as interim dean of Lakehead University’s fledgling law school, which has a focus on Indigenous law, after its dean Angelique EagleWoman resigned. Some folks complained about the judge’s involvement suggesting misconduct, even though Justice Smith sought and received the OK from his superior judge, Chief Justice Heather Smith (no relation) and the minister of Justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

How law firms can audit their social media | Kim McLaughlin

The trick to knowing if your social media is working, or any marketing tactic for that matter, is knowing your objective. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 9:05 AM

The civility of judges and the rule of law | Alexander Gay

The legal profession does not evolve in isolation. There is growing preoccupation across common law jurisdictions with the civility of judges. This is evidenced by the recent speech of Chief Justice Wagner who very recently expressed concern with the erosion in civility on the bench. The same concerns are being echoed as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 1:06 PM

Corporations as invisible friends | Harry Glasbeek

The corporate world is a site of legally created irresponsibility. ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 4:22 PM

Supreme Court examines privacy rights for people in poverty | Michèle Biss

In the next few months, the highest level of court in Canada will decide whether the right to privacy and freedom from state intrusion applies to millions of the most marginalized individuals in the country. ... [read more]