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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Protective agencies and institutions - Supervision or guardianship

Appeal by the mother from summary judgment appointing the Agency as the permanent guardian of her daughter, AN. ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 10:57 AM

Increasing use of non-traditional legal services for family cases Woman on laptop with icons

In response to concerns about addressing access to family justice issues, a project has been launched in Ontario to increase the use of such unbundled legal services as limited scope retainers, legal coaching and privately paid duty counsel for family law disputes. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

How major political parties address important issue of dementia electionflag

The federal election is only days away. As of Oct. 3, the latest Ipsos poll for Global News finds that health care is the most important issue for Canadians when they go into the ballot box. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Delay: Jordan’s big effect on civil litigation spiral_clock_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 1 SCC 27 has had a big impact, not only in the context of criminal law, but also in civil actions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

Family law fertile ground for Alberta lawyer Alex MacNab

For many lawyers, job satisfaction is linked to helping people. For Alex MacNab, it is specifically linked to helping people have a family. “On a daily basis, I’m helping people create their babies,” MacNab, a family fertility lawyer and partner with Moe Hannah LLP in Calgary, told The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 11:18 AM

New technology in family law for practitioners Man working at laptop

Since Dec. 31, 2016, with the finalization of Justice Annemarie Bonkalo’s report to the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) about the provision of family legal services, the issue of efficiency with the family law process has been at the forefront of the profession. With cuts to the budget for Legal Aid Ontario, the need for efficiencies through technology in the family law process is more vital now than ever before. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Why legal aid matters in this federal election | Patricia Hebert

Take a look at the people in your neighbourhood, where you live or work — the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street, as the Sesame Street song says. Some, you can’t help but notice, are already in trouble — people asking for money, or sleeping on the street. But others who might look like they have it all under control could be one legal issue away from personal disaster. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 8:03 AM

CHILD SUPPORT - Ability to pay - Effect of subsequent relationships

Appeal by the father from two judgments regarding child support and a related costs order. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 3:29 PM

Producing financial disclosure in family law: A poem | David Frenkel

When it comes to financial disclosure, some family law litigants just don’t seem to appreciate the importance of full and frank disclosure. While a few recent decisions are considered leading in the area, including Roberts v. Roberts 2015 ONCA 450, some people may just need a more simple way to understand that their inactions do more harm than good. ... [read more]