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Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 12:31 PM

Strain from too much screen time: The eyes have it Woman with closed eyes

It has been exactly a year since I wrote an article for The Lawyer’s Daily on the struggles of being a working parent at home while homeschooling children who are supposed to be learning on Zoom (but are, let’s face it, either playing video games in their room or hiding in their bed). Things were tough, but they were going to get better. After all, there’s no way these kids would still be virtual learning a year from now, right? ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 2:10 PM

Google brings you 100,000 answers; librarians bring you the right one | Ciara Ward

I would hope that most people realize by now that libraries are more than books. As author Neil Gaiman observes, “If you perceive a library as a shelf of books, it may seem antiquated or outdated … that is to miss the point fundamentally. I think it has to do with nature of information. Information has value, and the right information has enormous value.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 1:56 PM

The demise of oral advocacy? | Gary Joseph

This week I had the privilege of arguing two difficult appeals in the Ontario Court of Appeal. I am a perfectionist and my own biggest critic, so later while reflecting on my advocacy this week, I had time to pause and think about how I got to this point in my career. More specifically how whatever skills I do possess as an advocate, came to be. Two immediate thoughts came to mind, watching and doing. Having a great interest in the development of young advocates, I then reflected on what opportunities I had that perhaps they do not and will not have to develop their skills. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

Bullying doesn’t start with the bully | Andrew Rogerson

Over the past several years, we have seen an influx of young people and their parents reaching out for help against bullying. It is distressing to meet parents who feel powerless in protecting their children against bullying and who are turning to legal action as a last resort. There is a common link amongst many of these families — private and independent schools. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 6:23 AM

NEGLIGENCE - Duty and standard of care

Appeal by the plaintiff from summary trial judgment dismissing his action for damages for personal injuries suffered because of a slip and fall accident. The appellant fell on black ice on a municipal sidewalk adjacent to the respondents’ residential property. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 2:38 PM

Witnesses: Putting the test in testimony | Marcel Strigberger

It was a cold Canadian winter morning. But let me get back to that in a moment. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 1:01 PM

Ontario ramps up inspections of construction sites and workplaces provincewide

Ontario is mobilizing a team of more than 200 workplace inspectors and provincial offences officers starting April 16 to inspect hundreds of construction sites and workplaces across the province as new COVID-19 cases reach unprecedented levels. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 11:40 AM

Damages compensation across various jurisdictions Map of Europe

When a claimant brings a case to court, he or she is hoping that someone appointed by the state and administering justice on behalf of his or her fellow citizens makes things right. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 9:48 AM

New associate for Morris + Stoltz + Evans LLP

Morris + Stoltz + Evans LLP welcomed new associate Kelly Hayden to the Toronto firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 12:33 PM

Solitary confinement continues | John L. Hill

In 1993, Terry Fitzsimmons was released from Kingston Penitentiary on mandatory supervision (now called statutory release) directly into the community having spent six years in solitary confinement. Not long thereafter, Fitzsimmons went on a killing spree with victims in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. He turned himself in to Ottawa police and made a full confession. ... [read more]