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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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.

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All Eyes on You: Digital Privacy and Your Devices

  • June 12, 2019
  • Steven Threndyle

Who is following in the electronic footprints that our fitness tracker, smartwatch, cellphone and computer activity leave behind? Privacy law experts examine the legal protections and pitfalls around personal data.

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The Risky Business of Document Sharing

  • June 06, 2019
  • Michael Sauber

The most common methods of sharing documents with clients, opposing firms, and others may be placing you and your firm at risk. To protect confidentiality, today’s technology offers much more secure ways to exchange documents.