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Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 9:32 AM

Ride sharing with autonomous vehicles: Reshaping North America | Brian Baetz and Zhen Gao

As the 1950s rolled out, North America became obsessed with the private automobile. Garages and driveways defined the suburban landscape, congested arterial roads and highways spawned traffic reports on local news, and parking lots surrounding workplaces and shopping centres became part of our collective experience. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 1:41 PM

Back to law school 2022: Should law schools teach coding? Back to school

Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), the youngest law school in Canada, has the ambition to “set a new precedent” in legal education. An unorthodox instance is the compulsory coding and technology courses in its curriculum. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 11:23 AM

Alberta regulator provides guidance on life insurance donations Man with life insurance form

Alberta’s Superintendent of Insurance (ASI) published an Interpretation Bulletin regarding Charitable Donations of Life Insurance on May 27 (the ASI Bulletin). The ASI Bulletin outlines the acceptable methods of donating a life insurance policy to a Canadian charity in Alberta. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Trudeau’s latest pick for SCC donated to Liberals before her 2017 appointment to federal bench Exclusive

As a lawyer, before she joined the Ontario Superior Court in 2017, soon-to-be Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin — whose Sept. 1 appointment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today — donated a small amount to Trudeau’s Liberal leadership campaign, and she and her spouse, Ottawa lawyer Pierre Robichaud, both made other donations to the Liberal Party, discloses a search by The Lawyer’s Daily of Elections Canada political financing data. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 1:12 PM

The marketing secret no one is telling you Red chess piece

There is no doubt that legal marketing has evolved significantly over the last few years. Between TikTok videos and the cost of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, it can feel quite daunting to maintain an online presence as a lawyer. The truth is that it doesn’t have to be so hard. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 1:05 PM

Factum writing: B.C. Court of Appeal emphasizes importance of succinctness The words "keep it simple" written in sand on beach

Lawyers are taught that effective legal writing is clear, focused and succinct. The B.C. Court of Appeal requires close adherence to those principles, even where proceedings are complex. A party seeking to file a factum longer than the prescribed 30-page limit must provide “a convincing explanation as to why extra space is necessary.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Justice O’Bonsawin brings refreshing experience to highest court | Naomi Sayers

Last week, it was news across my social media and I enjoyed seeing the positive words from other colleagues online. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 11:40 AM

Goodmans adds tax associate

Goodmans announced that Michael Hassar has joined the firm as a tax associate.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 9:02 AM

Law office of the future: Our journey into the metaverse | Dhawal Tank

You’re already living in the metaverse, you just don’t know it. ... [read more]

Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 9:16 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Business and property income - Dividends - Computation of tax - Individuals

Appeal by Kufsky from a decision of the Tax Court of Canada that dismissed her appeal from an income tax assessment. The appellant was the sole shareholder of her corporation, which provided interior home decorating advice. When the appellant filed her tax returns for the years in question, she did not report any dividends. In 2012, T1 adjustment requests were completed by the appellant’s accountants to reflect dividends paid to her by her corporation. ... [read more]