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Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 1:21 PM

Four key actions lawyers can take to mitigate effects of COVID-19 Working from home

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the legal profession in the past few weeks. Courts in many jurisdictions have shut down. Many lawyers and support staff are working from home. Clients are confused. And there is no end in sight. Coping strategies are the key to getting through this difficult time. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 9:17 AM

LIENS - Lienable interests - Roads, highways, streets

Appeal by PLC Construction from a decision finding that the Builders’ Lien Act applied to the contract between PCL and the respondent City and to any sub-subcontracts flowing from it. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Remote contract review helps lawyers respond to COVID-19 communications_tech_sm

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a widespread and indiscriminate impact on the global economy. Canada is expected to join a growing number of governments mandating closure of non-essential businesses in the coming days. This will push many companies into survival mode. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 2:21 PM

What you have to know when pandemic forces you to work from home | Russell Bennett

When I started my law firm (of one) almost two years ago, I decided to work from home. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 1:14 PM

Canada eases mortgage insurance rules to support consumers, businesses

The government of Canada announced that it is taking action to support Canadian individuals and businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the economic impacts of the global COVID-19 outbreak. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Minimizing Airbnb, condo party risks dancers on discofloor

Airbnbs, and short-term rentals in general, have long been a point of contention for condominium corporations. Non-compliance with rules including parking, guests, loud parties and illegal activity are frequent complaints from unit owners, boards and property managers of condominiums where units have been rented out through Airbnb and similar websites. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

COVID-19: Family law going forward | Gary Joseph

The rush to find alternate ways to assist clients is remarkable. The level of suffering from this pandemic is undeniable but for the family law bar, adversity has spawned a reinvigorated effort to find ways to move matters forward, creatively craft dispute resolution methods and work towards settlement. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 9:33 AM

A checklist for franchise causes of action: Damages franchise_magnify_sm

The provincial statutes provide for various exemptions to the obligation to provide a disclosure document. (As with the previous article, references to statutory sections are to provisional Franchise Acts in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and P.E.I.; the Alberta statute has somewhat different provisions.) The party claiming the exemption, i.e. the franchisor, has the burden of proving the exemption. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 1:17 PM

Top next generation lead boosting tactics for law firms | Fran Jakubowicz

In terms of marketing spend, the legal industry is one of the most aggressive, with North American law firms spending anywhere from two to 10 per cent of their revenue on marketing activities, and 65 per cent of that amount is devoted to digital marketing activities. Yet, with law firms everywhere scrambling for space on every available digital platform, and with an average conversion rate of approximately two per cent on traditional website lead generation forms, conventional digital marketing tactics are having to create new ways to reach their audience. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 9:23 AM

INTERPRETATION - Express terms

Appeal by the husband from summary judgment permitting the wife’s father to register a demand mortgage for $165,000 against the husband’s former marital home owned by both spouses. ... [read more]