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Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Top legal tech trends to watch for in 2021  Lawyer looking into future with telescope

Digitization continues to change the world at a fast pace. Digital technology has played a significant role in every aspect across businesses and industries, influencing time management, productivity, costs, etc. If we talk about the legal sector, legal professionals are becoming more open to and comfortable with technology. They recognize the benefits of streamlining time-consuming tasks and increasing work efficiency using various legal software programs. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 08, 2021 @ 9:20 AM

Former articling students return to Loopstra Nixon as associates

Loopstra Nixon LLP announced that former summer and articling students Robert Annibale, Alessia Grossi, Ian MacLeod and Victor Martins have joined the firm as associates.  ... [read more]

Thursday, July 08, 2021 @ 6:29 AM

PROPERTY INSURANCE - Business policies - Risks or perils

Appeal by the insurers from a decision that found the respondent’s remediation costs were covered under the parties’ insurance policy. The respondent discovered hydrocarbon contamination on its bus depot property that had been discharged from an underground pipe after a valve inadvertently opened. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 07, 2021 @ 3:07 PM

Dutton Brock adds associate

Dutton Brock LLP announced the arrival of associate Andrew T. Chau. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 06, 2021 @ 9:50 AM

Insurance decision in Backyard Media: Drastic consequences call for utmost clarity Hand holding magnifying glass over paper

Timely reporting to an insurer is important under any insurance policy, but it is essential for liability policies structured on a claims-made basis. Unlike occurrence-based policies, which may provide coverage of an occurrence even if discovery does not happen for years, claims-made policies only provide coverage for claims reported to the insurer while the policy is in effect. ... [read more]

Monday, July 05, 2021 @ 2:46 PM

Why I pressed reset during COVID-19 | Rachel Goldenberg

Who quits their job during a global pandemic? ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 9:40 AM

New insurance associate for Cox & Palmer in Halifax

Cox & Palmer welcomed Kalyn Hunley to its Halifax office. She joins as an associate in the insurance group where she will work with insurers, brokers, adjusters and self-insuring organizations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 2:05 PM

Judge’s role is to adjudicate ‘on the basis of law, precedent and evidence,’ SCC nominee says Justice Mahmud Jamal

Justice Mahmud Jamal, the Trudeau government’s nominee to the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the impending retirement of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, says he hopes to serve with an open mind and a willingness to listen while remaining “very mindful” of the responsibility which comes with being the first person of colour to be named to Canada’s top court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 8:29 AM

Digital assets inventory: Why clients have so many online accounts Laptop screen with safe full of gold

During the pandemic, we’ve all relied on the Internet as a means to connect with the outside world. We’ve connected with our doctors, paid bills, socialized over videoconferencing or started new hobbies. Consider how many of us created additional accounts to access delivery services and now to book vaccines. And there are those working or studying remotely who depend on technology to meet professional and educational commitments. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 @ 2:23 PM

How law firms can invest in their lawyers’ health | Rob De Toni

In the first article of this series, published in The Lawyer’s Daily on June 9, 2021 (see link below), I wrote about why law firms should invest in their lawyers’ health and wellbeing. In this article, I write about what steps law firms can take to make their lawyers’ health (mental, physical, and emotional) a priority. ... [read more]