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Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Letter from the Editor: The Lawyer’s Daily is now Law360 Canada

I am excited to announce that The Lawyer’s Daily is now Law360 Canada. The decision to launch a Canadian edition of the prestigious Law360 news brand reflects our commitment to create a market-leading offering for premium legal news worldwide while maintaining local news, on-the-ground reporting and expert analysis in Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 12:07 PM

Lerners’ new firm chair Kuehl dedicated to gender parity, racial diversity and mentorship Cynthia Kuehl

Lerners’ newest firm chair is putting an emphasis on increasing gender and racial diversity at the firm by highlighting an intersectional issue: “choice.” ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 9:08 AM

Trusts: A secret, powerful tool and Bill C-32 (Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act) Trusts key

Trusts are those legal documents that can make your eyes glaze over. But, if you do not have a trust, you could be facing a horror story. Or a sad one. ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 9:07 AM

REMEDIES - Equitable remedies - Unjust enrichment

Appeal by Barbara De Angelis from an order dismissing her claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment on the grounds that the judge made numerous errors in his reasoning which warranted setting aside of the order and recognition of her claims against respondent. Annie Siermy and her husband did not have any children. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 3:49 PM

Feds table bill delaying by a year MAiD eligibility for those suffering solely from mental illness David Lametti

Citing the need for more time to enable provinces, health regulators and MAiD providers to “get this right,” Justice Minister David Lametti has proposed legislation to delay to March 17, 2024, eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for those whose sole underlying medical condition is mental illness. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 12:36 PM

Aird & Berlis names nine new partners

Aird & Berlis announced the addition of nine new partners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 1:14 PM

WEL Partners welcomes new partner

WEL Partners announced that Bryan Gilmartin has joined the partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 1:10 PM

The difficult art of handling clients Woman juggling five red balls

The art of managing one’s clients has befuddled many a lawyer. But Sean Dillman, an enterprising, tech-savvy, ex-general practitioner and co-manager of a law firm has come up with a novel approach: a client prepared for the lawyer experience, he says, will be much easier to manage. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 8:58 AM

B.C. courts find no binding agreement to leave estate to niece Two rope hands on fire

A person may enter into a testamentary contract, whereby they agree to leave their estate to another person in exchange for some consideration, for example services that the other person provided or has agreed to provide in the future. This results in a binding contract, and the contracting party no longer has the ability to change the named beneficiary in their estate plan without breaching the agreement; if they attempt to do so then the disappointed beneficiary may sue to enforce the agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 9:02 AM

Bread and circuses | Murray Gottheil

I keep reading about mental health issues in the legal profession. Too many lawyers are terminally unhappy. The problem appears to be impossible to fix. Even the Washington Post just ran an article titled, “Want to be happy? Then don’t be a lawyer.” ... [read more]