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

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

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


Time Management Tips Tuesdays: Email Management

Time Management Tips Tuesdays: Email Management

Email has given the legal profession countless hours saved sending and receiving letters, faxes, phone calls and in-person meetings. But the technology has its downsides. The constant barrage of information is linked to stress and poorer health outcomes, and, as Cal Newport wrote for The New Yorker, is making us miserable. Strong email management skills… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims



Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Managing Deadlines

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Managing Deadlines

When considering taking on a new matter, immediately consider what key deadlines may apply. Limitation periods, contractual limitation periods and other deadlines need to be identified early to protect your client. Use practicePRO’s limitations and notice period resources to help manage these deadlines. Immediately diarize deadlines Immediately put deadlines in your calendar. Calculate with care:… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Update about fund transfers

Update about fund transfers

There has been much written about how lawyers receive and deliver money from their trust accounts on behalf of their clients as part of a transaction. The issue comes down to ensuring good funds are being dealt with in order that value is exchanged. In Canada, our banking system works on the basis of trust,… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

Family law updates from the Superior Court of Justice and LAWPRO

Family law updates from the Superior Court of Justice and LAWPRO

Family law lawyers – please note the following updates from the Superior Court of Justice: The SCJ’s Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution pilot for family cases is now available in Barrie, Oshawa, Peterborough/Cobourg/Lindsay, Cornwall, Ottawa and both regions in the north. Family lawyers in those regions should consider using it to reach a streamlined disposition of… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

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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