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The following articles are published by OBA Sections, including the Student Section. Members are encouraged to submit articles.

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Case Study: Contracting Terms of Use for AI-Generated Art Using DALL-E

  • December 06, 2022
  • Abby Benattar, WeirFoulds LLP

There is a popular saying that goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In recent years, a group of engineers in California have revolutionized this expression with their innovation of DALL-E and its successor, DALLE-2. This article describes DALL-E and some core contracting considerations for lawyers advising clients who leverage the technology.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

The Exclusion of Intrusion Upon Seclusion: Ontario Court of Appeal definitively determines that “Database Defendants” cannot be held liable for intrusions committed by third-party hackers

  • December 06, 2022
  • Lyndsay Wasser, Mitch Koczerginski (McMillan LLP)

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently considered and definitively determined the issue of whether organizations that collect and store personal information about individuals for commercial purposes can be held liable for the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” if they fail to take adequate steps to protect the information from third-party “hackers”.

Privacy Law, Student Forum
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Executive Profiles: Introducing Sajjad Malik

  • December 06, 2022
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Here at the OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section, we are proud of our volunteers and we are constantly looking for ways to highlight their work and achievements. Read on to find out how our section's Vice-Chair, Sajjad Malik, managed to leverage his past experiences as a corporate affairs professional, civil servant, tax professional, business consultant and international lawyer in the Canadian immigration space.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
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Reviewing your First Severance Package

  • December 02, 2022
  • Jill Lewis, employment lawyer at Nelligan Law

Understanding severance packages is not only beneficial for those lawyers practicing specifically in employment and labour law, but to all litigators. In this article, Jill Lewis breaks down what to look out for when a severance package comes across your desk.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Drafting a Binding Commercial Lease: The Basics

  • December 02, 2022
  • Vanessa Carment, real estate lawyer at Soloway Wright LLP

In this article, Vanessa Carment sets out the basic terms and conditions that must be included in every commercial lease for the agreement to be enforceable.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

4 Tips for a Successful Transition from Law School to Articling

  • December 02, 2022
  • Nehmat Bedar, judicial law clerk at the Ontario Superior Court (East Region) interested in criminal law

Going from law school to articling is a big, but important, step in most new lawyers' careers. In this article, Nehmet Bedar sets out small ways that can help you go from the classroom to practice with ease.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Do Biological Ties Matter Anymore in Today’s Modern Family?

  • December 01, 2022
  • Alison Boyce

For many years, the court’s default position has been that it is in the best interests of the child to remain with their biological parents. However, more and more cases are being released which question this assumption. The Canadian family has become more complex and quite diverse over the past few years, and the courts are beginning to recognize that the nuclear family is no longer the only option.

Family Law, Student Forum