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Statement from the Chief Justice of Ontario and the Associate Chief Justice of Ontario Regarding Submissions from Counsel


The Court of Appeal has a rich tradition of welcoming submissions from counsel at all stages of their career. Opportunities to address the Court are essential to the development and the retention of junior and intermediate litigation counsel. While the ultimate decision of who speaks on behalf of the client in a particular case belongs… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

New Ontario Court forms that come into force Jan 1st that will impact on wills & estates lawyers


New Ontario Court forms come into force on January 1, 2022. The amended forms, now available on the Ontario Court Forms website, have a simplified format and helpful instructions. Old forms will not be accepted after January 1, 2022, unless the court orders otherwise. The rule and form amendments also include consequential amendments prompted by… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

Free LAWPRO CPD: Tips for Successfully Building Access to Justice into your Law Practice


This program was part of Access to Justice Week 2021. Join LAWPRO, The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) and Toronto Lawyers Association to explore how legal professionals can structure their practices to better facilitate access to justice. Participants will hear from a panel of legal professionals from across the province and various areas… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Court of Appeal for Ontario to Begin Hearing Appeals in Person


Beginning November 8, 2021, the Court of Appeal for Ontario will begin hearing appeals in person. The Court will begin hearing criminal appeals and panel motions in person on November 8 and will begin hearing civil appeals and panel motions in person on November 15. Inmate appeals, single-judge motions, purge court, and status court will… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law

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

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

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
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