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Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Law society SOP in historical context | Sam Goldstein

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is clarifying what it means by its Statement of Principles (SOP) with a motion to be voted on May 8, 2019, after the bencher election. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Law Society of Ontario should step up for pro bono | Guy Pratte

The recent provincial budget proposal of a 30 per cent funding cut to Legal Aid Ontario with no funding for Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), highlights the challenges the legal profession needs to grapple with: the access to justice crisis, the obligations of government, a healthy legal aid and the need to innovate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Kim Kardashian makes mockery of practice of law | Jasmine Daya

Kim Kardashian, the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian, an attorney who rose to prominence for his defence of O.J. Simpson during a 1995 murder trial that resulted in an acquittal, announced that she, too, will be a lawyer. (Simpson, a legendary American football hero, was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The murder trial was televised live and the case went on for months.) ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 10:57 AM

Have a marketing strategy before jumping online | Kim McLaughlin

Digital marketing is like renovating a home: Go in without a blueprint and you risk wasting money. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 1:56 PM

Mansplaining to the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould | Robert Harvie

Brian Greenspan recently published an article in The Globe and Mail, being rather critical of our former justice minister, “Did Jody Wilson-Raybould understand her role as attorney general?” ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

Ontario’s push for legal immunity bad for business, democracy | Michael Bryant

What a message. First, a provincial government publicly toys with the idea that its law-shrinking Toronto City Council ought to be immune from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, through a petty and ultimately despotic usage of the “notwithstanding clause” of the Constitution Act, 1982. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 1:43 PM

Early resolution for family matters | Kurt Sandstrom

On May 13, the B.C. provincial court and the Ministry of Attorney General will launch the Victoria Early Resolution and Case Management Model. ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

It’s time to take mandatory mediation national | Stuart Rudner

Back in 1999, mandatory mediation was introduced in a few jurisdictions in Ontario on a trial basis. Which means that mandatory mediation has been part of the legal system in Ontario for as long as I have (I was called to the bar that February). ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 12:18 PM

Difference between lawyers, paralegals | Sam Goldstein

It’s interesting during this bencher election in Ontario no candidate demanded that the standards to become a paralegal must come down so more people can enter that profession. Why would a person interested in a legal career want to spend $40,000 a year on law school when you can take a two-year paralegal course at Seneca College for a total cost of $4,028 and do almost the same work? ... [read more]

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 12:40 PM

Justin (finally) takes chapter from dad’s How-to-Politic book | Laurelly Dale

Up until this past week Justin Trudeau has been regarded as soft.  ... [read more]