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Free CPD video for family lawyers: Practical Ways Lawyers & Mediators can Better Work Together for the Benefit of the Public

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Ontario’s Family Law Limited Scope Services Project launched in the fall of 2018. Its mandate is to improve access to family justice by establishing an online, province-wide directory of trained lawyers willing to provide unbundled legal services (with limited scope services). One of the limited scope services most often requested is legal advice and/or drafting… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Tips for When a Client Dies

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It is a difficult experience when a client dies. However, the right to confidentiality does not end with death and you have continuing professional duties. Our new tip sheet explains the steps to take upon learning that a client has passed away, depending on whether the matter involved litigation, wills or real estate, as well… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Civil Litigation

Free LAWPRO CPD: Video replay of Tips for Real Estate Lawyers

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The real estate market is shifting, and so are the risks. LAWPRO is seeing a range of real estate claims and new dangerous real estate frauds. Join our panel featuring leading real estate lawyers and LAWPRO counsel who will share practical tips about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them. Download the materials… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

civil-litigation

We are all aware of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Order where the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the effects of this suspension period is that Ontario courts ceased issuing administrative dismissals of actions… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to honour survivors of the residential schools, their families, and communities, and this public commemoration remains a vital part of the reconciliation process. September 30 is a federal statutory holiday. Banks, the post office and other federally regulated entities will… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Diversity, Real Estate

New Federal Underused Housing Tax

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When Bill C-8, the Underused Housing Tax Act, received Royal Assent on June 9, 2022, the federal government created a new tax on underused (i.e. vacant) residential properties owned by non-resident non-Canadians. This new tax came into effect January 1, 2022. On December 31st of each year, every non-excluded owner1 of residential property2, must file… 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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