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Administrative dismissals will resume May 13, 2024

Administrative dismissals will resume May 13, 2024

Today, February 28, 2024, the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario has informed the public and the profession that administrative dismissals of Superior Court civil actions that have not been set down for trial within 5 years, or have been struck off a trial list and have not been restored within 2 years of… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

CRA’s new trust reporting requirements

CRA’s new trust reporting requirements

This year’s tax filing season may be looking different for some people and corporate entities due to new trust reporting rules. These changes, while presenting challenges, also offer legal professionals an opportunity to educate their clients. Overview Previously, trusts were only required to file a T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return (“T3”) under specific… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Family Law, Corporate Law


Practical Resolutions for the New Year

Practical Resolutions for the New Year

You may have already set this year’s New Year’s resolutions, but it’s never too late to amend, add, or rethink what your aspirations for the upcoming months are. Setting resolutions is a good way to set targets and goals, but experts say the resolutions need to be realistic – attainable and achievable. The list of… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized

New filing requirements under the Canadian Business Corporations Act (CBCA): Effective January 22, 2024

New filing requirements under the Canadian Business Corporations Act (CBCA): Effective January 22, 2024

We have seen several changes to the Canadian Business Corporations Act (CBCA) over the last few years. The changes have been rolled out in stages, including requiring private corporations to maintain a register of Individuals with Significant Control (ISC). Prior to this change, federal companies had to maintain a shareholders register with names of its… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law


Are you ready for the Law Society’s new client ID requirements on January 1, 2024?

Are you ready for the Law Society’s new client ID requirements on January 1, 2024?

As of January 1st, 2024, the Law Society of Ontario requires lawyers who only meet with clients virtually to verify their clients’ identity online by authenticating their identification documents, or using an alternate, approved verification method. This ends the emergency virtual-verification measures that permitted verification through simply viewing identification documents online. The virtual authentication of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Ontario Updates Rules for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages

Ontario Updates Rules for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages

The second phase of legislative and regulatory changes under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA), formerly known as the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), came into effect December 1, 2023. There are several changes including seller approved sharing of non-confidential information in an offer of purchase and sale, disclosure… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

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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