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Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

We are all aware of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Order where the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the effects of this suspension period is that Ontario courts ceased issuing administrative dismissals of actions… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Getting started on investing in tech: Use these 5 questions to guide you

Getting started on investing in tech: Use these 5 questions to guide you

The law changes, and so do the tools and technologies we use to provide legal services. For lawyers whose training is steeped in precedent and in identifying risks, there can be understandable hesitation and concern about moving to a new process or technology. This article addresses the key concerns that lawyers, paralegals and legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to honour survivors of the residential schools, their families, and communities, and this public commemoration remains a vital part of the reconciliation process. September 30 is a federal statutory holiday. Banks, the post office and other federally regulated entities will… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Diversity


New Federal Underused Housing Tax

New Federal Underused Housing Tax

When Bill C-8, the Underused Housing Tax Act, received Royal Assent on June 9, 2022, the federal government created a new tax on underused (i.e. vacant) residential properties owned by non-resident non-Canadians. This new tax came into effect January 1, 2022. On December 31st of each year, every non-excluded owner1 of residential property2, must file… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate


August 2, 2022 Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media

August 2, 2022 Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media

The Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media | Superior Court of Justice (ontariocourts.ca) has been amended to clarify parties’ responsibilities in civil and family matters regarding (1) filing books of authorities and facta, (2) providing accurate hearing-time estimates, and (3) bringing to the attention of the court all relevant material facts and… Read More »

Categories: Family Law, Civil Litigation

CPD: Tips for Corporate Commercial Lawyers (November 3)

CPD: Tips for Corporate Commercial Lawyers (November 3)

In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and emerging risks faced by corporate commercial lawyers and how to effectively manage them. Register here Speakers Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Ray Leclair, Vice President Public Affairs, LAWPRO David Rainsberry, Counsel, LAWPRO Anne E. Posno, Lenczner Slaght (litigate.com) Attendees can claim a… Read More »

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Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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