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What We Know So Far about the Prohibition of the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians

  • October 26, 2022
  • Olohirere Musa & Shereen Shaath

Section 235 of Bill C-19 (which received royal assent on June 23, 2022) introduced the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act, which prohibits Non-Canadians from purchasing, directly or indirectly, any residential property in Canada. The introduction of the bill is in accordance with one of the federal government’s primary goals of stabilizing the housing market and providing more affordable housing to Canadians.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Real Property Law, Student Forum

Truth and Reconciliation in the Legal Profession: A Primer on How to Be a Better Ally Regardless of Your Practice Area

  • October 21, 2022
  • Karlie Nordstrom and Leslie Anne St. Amour

On September 30, 2022, in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the authors spoke at a webinar titled "Reconciliation in the Legal Profession". During the event, they shared insights on a range of questions surrounding truth and reconciliation in the legal profession, to equip legal professionals in all practice areas with the knowledge necessary to play a more active role in truth and reconciliation. This article summarizes some of the key takeaways.

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Succession Planning a Must for Lawyers

  • September 29, 2022
  • Lisa Laredo, principal at Laredo Law

Lawyers need to practice what they preach and implement a succession plan that kicks in when they are no longer willing or able to continue in the profession.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum
Head shot photo of author Dan Fridman

Pros and Cons of Being a Sole Practitioner

  • May 05, 2022
  • Dan Fridmar - Fridmar Professional Corporation

Sole practice is both rewarding and difficult. Several sole practitioners were kind enough to provide us with their thoughts and feedback on the top three pros and cons of sole practice.

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A Better Work-Life Balance

  • May 05, 2022
  • Alexandra Koch - Koch Law Professional Corporation

One lawyer’s story about growing a successful law practice and eventually making the difficult decision to downscale to sustain a healthier work-life balance.

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Reflections on Working Remote

  • January 26, 2022
  • Rocco Giordano Scocco, founder, Scocco Law Professional Corporation,

In this article, the author reflects on experiences since March 2020 working remotely and challenges perspectives on the benefits of in-person as opposed to remote office environments.

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A Lot from the DOT: Teraview Changes that came into effect on December 20, 2021

  • December 22, 2021
  • Jeffrey Lem, Director of Titles for the Province of Ontario

"A Lot from the Dot" bulletin by Mr. Jeffrey Lem. This bulletin describes Teraview changes that came into effect on December 20, 2021, including modifications made to the Statements to be made for Corporate Authorization.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Real Property Law, Student Forum

Mentorship - the Hidden Gem of the Legal Community

  • October 20, 2021
  • Daniel Fridmar

Mentorship is one of the most important and least discussed components of the legal community, which largely influences the growth of newer generations of lawyers by the help of older ones.

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Flying Solo in the Competitive World of Law

  • October 20, 2021
  • Justin Bozzo

This article is a culmination of the experiences of a young lawyer. More specifically, it’s about the traits that have allowed him to thrive as a solo attorney in the competitive world of law.

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