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Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding Court Proceedings

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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will increase the number of in-person non-jury hearings effective June 21, 2021. As indicated in the May 12, 2021 Notice, some locations may resume jury selection and jury trials commencing July, August or September. The increase of in-person hearings as well as resumption of jury selection and jury trials… Read More »

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Free CPD replay now available: Managing the Second Wave: Mental Health, Resilience and Resources

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LAWPRO’s free CPD on coping with the stresses of the Covid second wave, presented with the Toronto Lawyers Association, is now available for replay. Speakers: Teresa Donnelly, Treasurer (President), Law Society of Ontario Doron Gold, Staff Clinician and Presenter, Homewood Health Orlando Da Silva, LSM, Chief Administrator / CEO, Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada… Read More »

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New rules for virtual signing and the winding down of remote signings of wills and powers of attorney

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As Ontario continues to respond to COVID-19, the temporary provisions permitting the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney are being wound down. However, the government has introduced new legislation and related regulations to permit the virtual commissioning of oaths or declarations. Remote Virtual Signing of Wills and Powers of Attorney The Reopening Ontario… Read More »

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LAWPRO Alert: Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

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LAWPRO is aware of the Re Milne Estate  decision and we confirm that it has been appealed. We expect the appeal won’t be heard for several months. We hope the appeal decision brings clarity to how primary and secondary wills should be drafted. Lawyers that have drafted wills that may be impacted by this decision… Read More »

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New design for lawpro.ca

An updated design for lawpro.ca is live today!  This is the third website update in the LAWPRO online family after AvoidAClaim.com and praticepro.ca The new lawpro.ca website has an easier-to-navigate structure and more intuitive design that will help visitors find the information they need quickly and easily. The new site design set out to accomplish… Read More »

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Law Society name change

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As announced on November 2, 2017, the Law Society of Upper Canada is changing it’s name to the Law Society of Ontario. LAWPRO congratulates our parent organization on this transformative initiative. Watch for changes in LAWPRO’s print and digital documents in coming months, as we implement usage of the new name. For more information on… 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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