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About Juda Strawczynski

Juda Strawczynski Juda is Director, practicePRO at LAWPRO. He manages and promotes practicePRO, LAWPRO’s innovative claims and risk management initiative, including identifying emerging claims and risk, resource creation, and outreach to the profession.

Prior to joining LAWPRO, he served as a Policy Counsel at the Law Society of Ontario, where he provided strategic counsel with respect to key issues facing the legal profession, including access to justice, professional regulation, governance and legislative issues. Prior to that, Juda practised litigation, and served as a Fellow at Physicians for Human Rights in Cambridge, MA, as President of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) from 2013 to 2018, and as a Director of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Juda has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Humanistic Studies and International Development Studies, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.

Juda Strawczynski's Posts

Consolidated Notice to the Profession Regarding the Operations of the Superior Court of Justice, Effective May 19, 2020


On May 13th, Chief Justice Morawetz issued a Consolidated Notice to the Profession regarding the operations of the Superior Court of Justice, expanding Court operations. The Consolidated Notice is effective May 19, 2020. The Consolidated Notice consolidates previous Court Notices, supersedes notices issued between March 15, 2020 to May 5, 2020, except for the May… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law

Work from home technology tips

The rapid shift from office settings to working from home can feel daunting. You might feel as though you need to build everything immediately. But you don’t have to buy a bunch of expensive new technologies all at once. Consider your immediate practice needs, the needs of your staff, and the needs of your clients…. Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Technology Products for Lawyers and Law Firms


Technology can help lawyers practice more effectively and efficiently. We have created this list of programs, services and apps that can assist with law office tasks, functions, and even help lawyers provide legal advice to clients. You’ll find programs listed here to assist with calendaring, document signing, note taking, social media, video conferencing and much… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Civil Matters the Superior Court of Justice Will Hear Effective April 6, 2020


On April 2, 2020, Chief Justice Morawetz issued an updated Notice regarding the operations of the Superior Court of Justice. On March 17th, due to COVID-19 the Court had suspended its operations except for the hearing of “urgent” matters. Starting on April 6th, matters in addition to “urgent” matters will begin to be heard in… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Managing Litigation Matters During COVID-19


In this unprecedented time of change, you and your clients may be experiencing significant disruptions to normal business. As individuals and businesses adopt physical distancing and certain courts and tribunals have suspended all or certain operations, it is important to discuss the fluid situation with clients and develop strategies to adapt where possible. At the… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Remote communication and fraud risks in real estate


In the context of COVID-19, lawyers are often unable to meet in person with their clients. The Law Society of Ontario has temporarily authorized remote verification of client identity and permitted remote commissioning of documents. This information can be found in this FAQ. Remote meetings and remote signing introduce additional fraud risks. Lawyers need to… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

Ontario’s Suspension of Limitations Periods


[Updated April 23, 2020] On March 20, 2020, the provincial government, through the Lieutenant Governor in Council, made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. The Order applies to limitation periods and procedural deadlines… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation
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