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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:03 PM

The erosion of contingency based representation | Michael Lesage

Within the Ontario justice system, no phrase is used more nor carries less meaning than “access to justice.” It was previously written into the Law Society Act by the government of the day. Meanwhile, more and more people are forced to face their legal problems without representation. In part, this is the result of the decreased feasibility of contingency based representation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:33 PM

What is a household? Two-storey house

Traders General Insurance Company v. Gibson 2019 ONCA 985 clarifies the law with respect to who qualifies as a member of a household, but the analysis remains very fact-driven. One cannot help but anticipate further disputes in this area, given the increasing prevalence of non-traditional living arrangements, particularly in large Canadian cities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 1:22 PM

Deadline nears for public input on medical assistance in dying | Nathan Baker

Medical assistance in dying (MAiD), euthanasia, assisted suicide. The terms all evoke particular reactions in each person. People have intensely personal views on the matters and the law has evolved over time when dealing with the issue. ... [read more]

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:41 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Supreme Court of Canada hits record low 40% unanimity rate in 2019; many appeals came from Quebec TLD Exclusive

The Supreme Court of Canada divided on the outcomes of appeals in 60 per cent of the cases it decided in 2019, and spoke with one voice in just one-third of its appeal judgments — a record low unanimity rate in at least 30 years, an analysis by The Lawyer’s Daily discloses. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 3:56 PM

My profession is phenomenal | Jasmine Daya

The only constant in life is change. To believe that over a decade, the practice of law would not change is perhaps the starting point of the flawed and depressing commentary provided by Howard Levitt in the Financial Post. I do not know him personally but I felt compelled to provide a counter version to his disappointing take on the current state of my profession. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 9:52 AM

New partner for Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP announced that it has admitted Melissa Miller to the firm’s partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

Why evolution of legal model desperately needed | Shama Rafiq

When it comes to access to justice, we often forget that the old law firm structures are a major deterrence to ensuring that anyone and everyone has a fair chance to having their day in court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 10:51 AM

Dutton Brock adds three partners

Dutton Brock LLP announced that Jordan Black, Elizabeth DiQuattro and Chad Leddy have joined the Toronto insurance law firm’s partnership.  ... [read more]

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1:02 PM

Eleven simple but effective law firm marketing resources | Jana Schilder

You don’t have to spend a fortune to start marketing your law firm. Here are 11 free or almost free places to start. ... [read more]

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 6:23 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - For personal injuries - Prospective pecuniary loss

Appeal by the defendant from trial judgment awarding the respondent substantial damages for personal injuries suffered in a 2012 motor vehicle accident and from the costs award. ... [read more]