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New Referral Fee Supports and Resources for Lawyers

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This is a June 2017 e-bulletin from the Law Society of Upper Canada. Convocation approved amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct (the “Rules”) and By-Law 9 with respect to referral fees on April 27, 2017. Detailed information about the amendments is available in the Professional Regulation Committee Report to Convocation, April 27, 2017. For… Read More »

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Mediation required before setting down: Amended GTA Practice Direction Effective May 1, 2017

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Effective May 1, 2017 the Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region is amended such that most cases in the GTA will likely require mediation before setting an action down for trial. See the amendment to para. 57: 57. Court staff will not accept for filing a… Read More »

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[LAWPRO Alert] Clarification on implementation of non-resident speculation tax changes

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The information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 24, 2017] With the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) statements being required as… Read More »

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[LAWPRO Alert] Clarifications on implementation of provincial land transfer tax changes

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The information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 21, 2017] This afternoon the Ministry of Finance posted an update that clarifies… Read More »

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[LAWPRO Alert] Provincial land transfer tax changes effective April 24,2017

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The information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 19, 2017] LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate transactions in Ontario… Read More »

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LSUC Notice to the Professions: Advertising rules amended

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This Law Society of Upper Canada Notice to the Professions was issued March 15, 2017. The lawyer and paralegal conduct rules were amended by Convocation in February to directly address certain false and misleading advertising practices. New rules: Require licensees to identify in their advertising whether they are a lawyer or paralegal; Prohibit advertising of… Read More »

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AvoidAClaim enters The Clawbies Hall of Fame

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AvoidAClaim is proud to be inducted into the new Clawbies Hall of Fame, after a number of years as winner and runner-up. The Clawbies (now in their 11th year) were created by Slaw.ca founder Steve Matthews to draw attention to Canadian law blogs and encourage more of us to develop them. Here is the announcement… Read More »

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