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Written by lawyers for lawyers, by its very nature JUST. is an extension of the OBA community. Learn how your peers are dealing with common challenges; read about the struggles and achievements of your favourite legal icons and hear what other lawyers have to say about the state of affairs within the legal profession.  This section is all about learning, sharing and exchanging, lawyer to lawyer.


Litigating Lottery Claims: Greed, Tall Tales and How to Avoid Litigation in the First Place

  • January 14, 2016
  • Jeffrey S. Percival

Many of us have vivid dreams of winning the “big one”, namely the jackpot prize in one of the many lottery games run by lottery corporations. Recognizing that the odds of winning a substantial jackpot are particularly remote, we choose to participate in office lottery pools as a means to purchase a greater number of tickets. In theory, the idea of an office lottery pool is a sound one… until the office wins a major prize and the pool turns out to be less than well-organized.

Online and Social Media Evidence in Family Law

  • December 22, 2015
  • Adam Black and Jenna Himelfarb

What steps should family law lawyers be taking and what advice should they be giving to their clients to address the growing regularity of online evidence admitted and considered in court proceedings? Adam Black examines the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in R. v. Marshall.

Diversity Gap on the Bench

  • December 03, 2015
  • Mark Berlin, Paul Jonathan Saguil and Anna Wong

Do you see yourself reflected in the Canadian judiciary?