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Audrey Ramsay

Nourishing Hope in the Fight Against Slavery

  • December 05, 2019

Committed to the mission to end human trafficking, lawyer and volunteer Audrey Ramsay sheds light on the devastating extent of this crisis, what’s being done to combat it, and why there is cause for optimism.

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Approaching Capacity: Addressing a Growing Issue in an Aging World

  • December 05, 2019
  • Michael Bernard

As Canada and the rest of the world face the largest demographic shift of humankind, with more seniors than ever before, the issues of legal capacity due to advancing age are being played out more often, giving rise to an increased need for vigilance on the part of lawyers across all practice areas to recognize the signs of diminished capacity and to protect their clients’ interests, themselves and the documented record accordingly.

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A Guided Tour of the Recently Reformed Construction Act

  • December 05, 2019
  • Ivan Merrow, lawyer at Glaholt LLP

Construction Act reform brings new service opportunities to practitioners, but it also presents risk for those who fail to understand its implications. Ivan Merrow outlines the major features with which all lawyers should become familiar.

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5 Questions for Maintaining the Ethical Integrity of your Practice

  • December 05, 2019
  • By Shawn Erker

Without constant vigilance and care, lawyers can unintentionally undermine their client’s interests or find themselves in ethical quandaries and conflicts of interests. Shawn Erker offers five essential questions to consider before undertaking any legal matter.

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SPILL: Advice of Counsel

  • December 05, 2019

While our professional lives are shaped by multiple people and experiences, there is often one piece of sage advice that was timely and true enough to be career changing. OBA members share the best piece of advice they have ever received about practising law.

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More than Just a Trend: The Copyright Protection of Fashion Designs

  • December 05, 2019
  • Alessia Monastero

Debate surrounding the copyrightability of fashion designs has created significant conversation across various jurisdictions. As designers seek greater protection of their creative works, there continues to exist an interesting and complex dynamic between granting protection and ensuring that essential elements and designs remain part of the public domain.

Colin Stevenson

President's Message: Practical Innovation - The Lawyer’s Advantage

  • December 03, 2019
  • Colin Stevenson

Lawyers, natural problem-solvers and strategic thinkers, are best equipped to devise innovative ways to deliver legal advice, documentation and action that address our clients' needs effectively and efficiently. And, I would argue, we bear a responsibility to do so.

Innovation in Legal Practice – Why Now?

Innovation in Legal Practice – Why Now?

  • November 22, 2019
  • Colin Stevenson

In this address – delivered in Kingston at the OBA’s September Council Meeting – President Colin Stevenson explains the impetus behind his practice innovation mandate and outlines how the OBA will help all members keep pace with the rate of change.