The Art of Practice

For lawyers with a higher calling, effective practice is an art. Check in for regular case summaries, practice points, client service tips and more.

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How Law Firms Can Support the Development of a New Lawyer

  • February 27, 2020
  • Paulette Pommells

Could you be dampening the enthusiasm of your keen and capable recent hires? Paulette Pommells presents five sure-fire ways to drive away promising talent and the countermeasures that will kindle their desire to learn, contribute, and perform to their highest potential.

New Rules

Simplified Procedure: A Positive Change

  • February 27, 2020
  • Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury

Perspectives from a British personal injury lawyer on the benefits the new rules for civil litigators may bring to the administration of justice in Ontario.

Jennifer Roggemann

An Incredible Cascade

  • February 27, 2020
  • Emily Sinkins

Shortly after immigrating to Canada from South Korea as a teenager, Jennifer Roggemann had an encounter with our justice system that opened her eyes to the impact someone with her particular background, academic drive and desire to help could have on the lives of other newcomers.

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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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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.

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.