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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 10:24 AM

Lawyer librarian symbiosis | Ciara Ward

“What would you be without us?” “What have you done for us lately?” ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 2:48 PM

Court confirms two-year limitation period to begin third-party claims Man stands on clock hands

In the case Sohal v. Lezama 2021 BCCA 40, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that a court does not have the discretion to permit a third-party notice for contribution and indemnity (contribution) if the limitation period has expired under the current limitation act. By way of background, this claim arose as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Oct. 27, 2012. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 10:32 AM

Podcasting for lawyers and law firms Microphone, headphones and "on air" sign

There’s a podcast for every topic under the sun, including the world of law and legal services. Podcasts are becoming a popular and effective forum for both content consumption and content generation. While some listen to podcasts for entertainment, for many, they are an educational and thought leadership tool. ... [read more]

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Langlois Lawyers team expands by four

Langlois Lawyers announced that four new talents have joined the labour and employment law, litigation and insurance law groups in the Montreal and Quebec City offices. ... [read more]

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 9:31 AM

THE INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Policy limits

Appeal by the defendant insurers from a summary trial decision finding that no policy limit applied to the mitigation of loss coverage in a Professional Liability Policy and from a subsequent determination of the trial judge that the respondent was entitled to special costs. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:24 AM

The Coach: Succession planning for larger firms part two | Gary Mitchell

If you follow my column, then you know what I consider to be the first steps in succession planning for larger firms. In this, part two of a two-part series, I will go over the following: 1. Qualities of your next leader. 2. Where do you find them? 3. Coaching and mentoring. 4. Transition. 5. The exit. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 12:47 PM

Report urges insurance companies to start thinking about climate change now Janis Sarra, UBC School of Law

Climate change has been called an existential threat to our planet, with scientists saying rising temperatures are causing more frequent and severe weather-related events such as flooding and wildfires. And now a group of legal experts is saying the time has come for insurance companies in Canada to start thinking about how to manage climate-related risk because of the unique challenges they face. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 8:49 AM

B.C. seeking stay of automobile insurance decision B.C. Attorney General David Eby

The B.C. government is applying for a partial stay of a recent court decision which struck down as unconstitutional its move to send certain automobile insurance matters to a provincial small claims tribunal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Negotiating expropriation process: Expertise of appraisers Three people at table talking about real estate

When navigating the expropriation process, regardless of whether one chooses to voluntarily convey their land to the government (Expropriating Authority) for its public works project or one decides to proceed via an involuntary taking involving delayed compensation, it is essential for landowners to retain their own appraisers and valuators to accurately assess what their taken property is worth. ... [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]