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Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding Court Proceedings

Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding Court Proceedings

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will increase the number of in-person non-jury hearings effective June 21, 2021. As indicated in the May 12, 2021 Notice, some locations may resume jury selection and jury trials commencing July, August or September. The increase of in-person hearings as well as resumption of jury selection and jury trials… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Guide to Ontario Mentoring Programs

Guide to Ontario Mentoring Programs

Many groups and associations around Ontario coordinate mentoring relationships between members. For new lawyers, finding a mentor that understands your specific goals and experiences is key to building useful and foundational relationships. For potential mentors, passing your knowledge and experience on to those who will most benefit from it is important. We’ve collected information on… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies

June 22 free CPD: Working Together, Remotely – Managing and Leading Through COVID and Beyond

June 22 free CPD: Working Together, Remotely – Managing and Leading Through COVID and Beyond

In this practical session, presented by LAWPRO in partnership with Toronto Lawyers Association, leading lawyers and expert law practice advisors share lessons learned and tips to date from our rapid shift to virtual practice, with a focus on how we can make our practices work better for ourselves, our teams and our clients. Speakers will… Read More »

Categories: Announcements


10 Tips to Adapt to the New Contingency Fee Regime

10 Tips to Adapt to the New Contingency Fee Regime

On July 1, 2021 Ontario’s contingency fees will be subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client intake… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation


Tips to Manage the Important New Changes to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Succession Law

Tips to Manage the Important New Changes to  Wills, Powers of Attorney and Succession Law

The government has enacted 4 important changes regarding wills, powers of attorney (POAs) and to the administration of an estate with Bill 245 – Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 which received Royal Assent on April 19, 2021. (See amendments in Schedule 8 – Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 and Schedule 9 – Succession Law Reform… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

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