August 2017


Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes: Lawyers fighting back

  • August 18, 2017
  • Richa Sandill

As a lawyer, you are in a position to take action if you see racism, xenophobia, and hatred happening around you. Richa Sandill lists a few options you can take to assist clients and the community in combating these scenarios.

Do Sex Offenders Have a Right to Facebook?

  • August 18, 2017
  • Saba Ahmad

The Supreme Courts in Canada and the US appear to disagree. Saba Ahmad examines the cultural differences around free speech and expression in the context of R v J (KR) and Packingham v North Carolina.

Online Dispute Resolution is Coming: Are we ready?

  • August 18, 2017
  • Andrew Ottaway

Our province has a history of false starts with adopting new technologies, making it easy to be skeptical that ODR is on its way. But the tide is rising, and Ontario must be ready to stay afloat.

Dos & Don'ts for Handling Turbulence at the Border

  • August 18, 2017
  • Molly M. Reynolds and Emma Loignon-Giroux

Some say that today, a person’s smartphone is his or her castle. If that is so, for lawyers carrying privileged information on their device, it must be a fortress.

OBA Welcomes President Quinn Ross

  • August 15, 2017

We caught up with Quinn Ross, managing partner at The Ross Firm, to find out how he’s spending the weeks leading up to the beginning of his term as OBA President.

10 Succession Planning Tips Every Solo Lawyer Should Read

  • August 09, 2017
  • David Debenham

Curiously, solicitors who routinely prepare Powers of Attorney and wills for their private clients and encourage business clients to engage in succession planning often make no such plans for themselves and their law practices. When you finally come to terms with the fact that you are your own most important client, please read the following helpful hints before you or your maker decides that it is time for you to cash in your chips.