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Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 7:58 AM

Langlois adds new privacy partner

Langlois Lawyers welcomed its newest partner and lawyer, Cynthia Chassigneux, whose main focus is on privacy protection. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 7:55 AM

Ontario Human Rights Commission celebrates 60th anniversary Ena Chadha, chief commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ontario is honouring its human rights heroes past, present and future as the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) celebrates its 60th anniversary and prepares to mark six decades since the passage of the province’s Human Rights Code in June of next year. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 11:14 AM

Women’s History Month: Where we’ve come from, where we are going | Charlene Theodore

The Ontario Bar Association’s work on gender equality in the profession has spanned several years. In that time, we have learned that a gender wage gap is just one part of a broader opportunity gap that women experience from the very start of their careers. Featured prominently within these experiences are unequal opportunities to build relationships, develop skills and work on the kinds of files that advance careers.   ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 1:02 PM

Access to justice: Who needs it, how you can help | Jo-Anne Stark

Dear Jo: I seem to be getting more calls these days from people who have cases that require legal services, but who have had a bad experience working with law firms in the past. They are often left with ongoing legal matters and a large bill to pay — with no funds to retain a new lawyer to help them. As a legal professional, I want to help these people — but how can I assist them at a price that they can afford? ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 12:39 PM

Is summary judgment always the solution? Bulls eye with some arrows missed

“Fast justice” may not always amount to good justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 8:34 AM

Virtual health care: Managing privacy risks part two Doctor seeing patient virtually

In the first article in this two-part series, we identified some of the privacy and security risks associated with virtual health care and offer general guidance on how they may be managed. In the course of this discussion, we highlight some of the key recommendations contained in a guideline recently issued by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, titled Privacy and security considerations for virtual health care visits (the IPC Virtual Care Guideline). ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 2:14 PM

Virtual health care: Managing privacy risks part one Virtual doctor consultation

The ongoing shift to virtual health care has brought with it new privacy and security risks. “Virtual health care” refers to the use of video or audio technology communications to provide non-urgent, non-emergency health-care services remotely in real time. Virtual health-care services may include medical consults, counselling, coaching, psycho-education, intervention services and other direct services. And they are becoming increasingly common as the pandemic enters its second year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 8:43 AM

Enbridge Line 5 dispute may lead to interstate arbitration Oil pipeline maze

Since 1953, Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline has shipped western Canadian crude oil and other products from Superior, Wis., across Michigan, to refineries in Sarnia, Ont. It carries about 540,000 barrels of oil every day. From Sarnia, refined oil is shipped east through the Line 9 pipeline, which not only supplies all the jet fuel consumed at Toronto’s Pearson airport but also, among other things, two-thirds of all crude oil consumed in Quebec. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 2:04 PM

Evidence-based legal practice: The value of data in litigation Woman lawyer analyzing legal data

Professionals are paid for their judgment and experience. That judgment and experience should be supplemented, wherever possible, by empirical data. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 11:52 AM

It takes three to tango Three business people behind a desk

Referrals are a great source of business. Whether it’s between friends and neighbours, or from one chamber member to another, or from HR professionals to employment lawyers, it’s all about people trusting you and, by extension, trusting people you trust. You take some of your trust-dust and sprinkle it on someone else. We all know the stereotypes — lawyers are crooks, HR people are pencil pushers, mechanics are out to scam you … except the ones you know. You refer your friends to them. When you tell someone that this person is OK, they are instantly comfortable: no sales pitches, no pressure tactics. ... [read more]