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New Criminal Appeal Rules to Be Released November 1, 2021

New Criminal Appeal Rules to Be Released November 1, 2021

The following is a message from the Court of Appeal for Ontario: New Criminal Appeal Rules for all criminal matters at the Court of Appeal for Ontario will come into force on November 1, 2021. On that day, the current Criminal Appeal Rules, SI/93-169, 1993 Canada Gazette, Part II, will be revoked. In general, the… Read More »

Categories: Criminal Law

When You Get a Call About a Will You Drafted… What Is Your Next Step?

When You Get a Call About a Will You Drafted… What Is Your Next Step?

You’re sitting at your desk on a typical weekday afternoon when, out of the blue, you get a call related to a will file. As soon as this happens, be wary. Your first instinct may be to try to help. But calls around wills you’ve prepared raise issues around confidentiality and privilege. Trying to recall… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30th

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30th

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created by an Act of Parliament to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 80 which called upon “the Federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Apple users – install security updates

Apple users – install security updates

Lawyers and law firms using Apple products should be install security updates as soon as possible to avoid being vulnerable to spyware. Earlier this week, Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto reported a hack to Apple products, including iPhones, Macs and Apple watches, using a “zero-click” method of hacking your device(s). Apple users should… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology




Drafting a non-engagement letter

Drafting a non-engagement letter

Phantom clients, those who believe they are represented by you, though the individual has not formally hired or retained you, can lead to a potential claim down the road. If you decline an engagement for legal services or the client chooses not to retain you, the non-engagement should immediately be confirmed in writing by way… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Precedents

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