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

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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

Ontario Business Registry (OBR) – MGCS Updates and Responses

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The OBA has shared information with respect to the new Ontario Business Registry. “The OBA has an open line to government to ensure that the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services understands and addresses issues of importance with respect to the new Ontario Business Registry“. You can find regular updates and answers to questions at… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law

Court of Appeal for Ontario to Begin Hearing Appeals in Person

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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

criminal-law

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

When You Get a Call About a Will You Drafted… What Is Your Next Step?

willsestates

You’re sitting at your desk on a typical weekday afternoon when, out of the blue, you get a call related to a will file. As soon as this happens, be wary. Your first instinct may be to try to help. But calls around wills you’ve prepared raise issues around confidentiality and privilege. Trying to recall… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

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

Superior Court of Justice amends its’ Consolidated Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding the Small Claims Court

civil-litigation

Today the Superior Court of Justice amended its Consolidated Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding the Small Claims Court to: Provide for scheduling terms of payment hearings and new trials. Add a reminder to file all documents that a claim is based on. Explain that the Court is not dismissing actions for delay until… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation
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