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Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 8:43 AM

Keeping wills, powers of attorney safe Stamp that says Safe & Secure

As important as having a will in place that clearly outlines a client’s wishes and intentions after death is, it ultimately won’t matter if the will cannot be located on their death. Surprisingly, keeping a will in a safe and secure spot after its execution is an often overlooked part of the estate planning process. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 2:06 PM

Self-represented litigants, the Internet and lawyers, part three Megaphone with myth, fact on it

The first two parts of this four-part series highlighted the central features and legal responses to the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (OPCA) phenomenon. OPCA litigants argue pseudo law: irrelevant theories with no legitimate foundation in law that they believe are a “secret answer” to all legal problems. These arguments obscure the legal issues before the court and consequently put more stress on an already under resourced justice system. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

Ontario easing public health measures as of Jan. 31 Premier Doug Ford

On Jan. 20, the Ontario government announced it would “cautiously and gradually ease public health measures, starting on January 31, 2022.” ... [read more]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 12:23 PM

Notable trademark decisions in 2021, part two Lightbulb in 2021

The year 2021 has again been a difficult year for trademark owners and their advisers. The pandemic has tested us all in profound and unexpected ways particularly with the arrival of the omicron variant for the holidays. We also continue to face unacceptably long processing delays and waits for hearing dates in the Trademarks Office. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 9:35 AM

Diversity disclosure, ESG activism highlighted in proxy season preview webinar Taisha Lewis, Fasken

The importance of diversity on boards as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices intersecting with activism were highlighted by speakers at a webinar in preparation for proxy season. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 8:45 AM

Canada immigration: What to expect in coming year | Colin Singer

Canada is set to build on a record-breaking 2021 for immigration by welcoming even more newcomers in 2022. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 1:48 PM

Going through motions Full Calendar

“Cases and reports for over a decade have lamented the ‘motions culture’ that remains prevalent on the Toronto Region Civil List … Motions are being scheduled before the Associate Judges in this region approximately eight months from now. Long motions before a judge here face the same backlog. Short motions can be heard in four months or so.”  Justice Frederick Myers, November 2021. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 11:34 AM

Notable trademark decisions in 2021 Lightbulb in 2021

The year 2021 has again been a difficult year for trademark owners and their advisers. The pandemic has tested us all in profound and unexpected ways particularly with the arrival of the omicron variant for the holidays. We also continue to face unacceptably long processing delays and waits for hearing dates in the Trademarks Office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 9:27 AM

Legal tech solution for Aboriginal labour law Policy

Last semester I took a Data, Code and Social Innovation course that presented me with an opportunity to seek legal tech solutions for traditional legal issues rooted in common law legal tests. This course was an exciting intellectual learning journey. In addition, we were encouraged to try on a technology lens to spot pitfalls, limitations and biases that those solutions might create or have embedded in them. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 8:25 AM

Nothing but notice, part one a letter coming out of an envelope

Sometimes Ontario motorists get into car accidents. Ontario’s statutory accident benefits scheme is designed to make sure everyone injured in an automobile accident in Ontario has coverage for accident benefits from at least one insurer. Accident benefits coverage is very broad, which means people often have recourse for benefits from more than one insurer. ... [read more]