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Civil Litigation

August 2, 2022 Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media

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The Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media | Superior Court of Justice (ontariocourts.ca) has been amended to clarify parties’ responsibilities in civil and family matters regarding (1) filing books of authorities and facta, (2) providing accurate hearing-time estimates, and (3) bringing to the attention of the court all relevant material facts and… Read More »

Categories: Family Law, Civil Litigation

Free LAWPRO CPD: Tips for Advocates

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This program is for advocates from all areas of practice. Learn from leading advocates from a range of practice areas and from LAWPRO counsel about practice trends and key advocacy tips. Download the program materials PDF. Speakers Click on each speaker’s name to read their bio. Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Katie James, Claims Counsel,… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Too Quick on the Buzzer: Default Judgment and the Potential Consequences of Engaging in Sharp Practice

Would-be lawyers learn the importance of professionalism and civility as outlined in the Law Society’s Rules of Professional Conduct and The Advocates’ Society Principles of Civility. However, in practice, a grey area can sometimes develop between fiercely advocating for a client and engaging in sharp practice. At LAWPRO, we’ve seen many claims relating to lawyers… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Civil Litigation

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: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Announcements

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

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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

10 Tips to Adapt to the New Contingency Fee Regime

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On July 1, 2021 Ontario’s contingency fees will be subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client intake… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

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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