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A Practical Guide to Costs When Dealing With Self-Represented Litigants

  • December 18, 2016
  • Rachel Migicovsky

Self-represented litigants are not familiar with the Rules. They make many requests for documents, request adjournments and deliver voluminous materials, all of which can be costly. Whether you are at the beginning of the litigation, or have won or lost a motion or at trial, you will want to consider the following when dealing with costs against or for a self-represented litigant: 

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Discrimination in Wills: How far can it go?

  • September 30, 2016
  • Helen Burgess

A central tenet in estates law is that “a person has the right, subject to fulfilling specific legal obligations to dependants, to dispose of his or her estate in an absurd or capricious manner, whatever others may think of the fairness or reasonableness of the dispositions”. But what if the Will is discriminatory or found to be harmful to the public?

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Voice of Change

  • February 16, 2016
  • Colin Lachance and Mark A. Cohen

With no more brass rings to strive for, what will motivate innovative young lawyers to spend their prime years in a traditional firm environment?

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Make it Happen: A Lawyer's Guide to Goal-Setting

  • January 27, 2016

Every January, we declare our resolutions to make this year the ‘best year ever’. Unfortunately, many of the goals we set fall to the wayside well before the end of the season. Here are several great tools and resources you can tap into to ensure you succeed in meeting your goals for 2016.

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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.