Articles 2020

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Feedback from the Early Career Immigration Lawyers Town Hall and Networking Social

  • May 08, 2024
  • Aqsa Nadeem, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who attended and contributed to the success of this event. Your active participation and thoughtful contributions underscore the strength and vitality of our community. Rest assured, OBA executives are carefully considering the feedback provided and are committed to addressing all of your recommendations.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

Red-flags in Client Interviews – Identifying Elder Abuse

  • May 02, 2024
  • Kavina Nagrani, CS*, JD, TEP & Alison Costa, student-at-law, NIKA LAW LLP

This article sheds light on the reality of elder abuse in our society today and its unfortunate increase in prevalence as our population ages. Seven different types of elder abuse are identified as well as the harmful behaviours commonly associated with each. The aim of the article is to highlight red-flags that legal practitioners should be on the look out for when meeting with elderly clients and to provide practise tips for identifying and addressing signs of elder abuse.

Elder Law, Student Forum

Legal Decision-Making: Navigating Capacity and Consent Laws for Seniors

  • May 02, 2024
  • Kimberly Gale and Jessica Campolucci

This article explains how capacity and consent laws guide the appointment of decision-makers and consent protocols for legal and medical matters. Kim Gale and Jessica Campolucci stress the importance of assessing seniors' capacity on a case-by-case and the role of attorneys and guardians in safeguarding their interests. The article aims to empower legal practitioners with the knowledge to uphold seniors' autonomy and dignity in decision-making.

Elder Law, Student Forum

Empowering Elderly Individuals: Navigating Ethical Waters in Informed Consent and Capacity Assessments

  • May 02, 2024
  • Juliette-Maria Simard-Emond, articling student at Merovitz Potechin LLP

This article explores the ethical issues in getting consent and assessing capacity for elderly individuals with cognitive impairments. As the global population gets older, it is crucial, now more than ever, to protect their independence in legal decisions-making. Lawyers can employ strategies such as effective communication, advocating for advance directives, facilitating choice processes, and upholding ethical principles.

Elder Law, Student Forum
members of the OBA's Citizenship and Immigration Law Section gather for a picture at the Early Immigration Lawyers Town Hall

Insights from the Early Career Immigration Lawyers Town Hall and Networking Social

  • May 02, 2024
  • Angela Ogang & Aqsa Nadeem

On March 20, 2024, members of the CBA Immigration Law Section and the OBA Citizenship and Immigration Law Section convened at the OBA Conference Centre in Toronto for the Early Career Immigration Lawyers Town Hall and Networking Social. The event provided a unique opportunity for new lawyers practicing in immigration law to network with influential members of the bar and promote themselves as an emerging leader in immigration law.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum
headshot photo of Siavash Shekarian

Unlocking Practice Management Essentials: Shekarian Law PC

  • May 02, 2024
  • Aqsa Nadeem, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the strategies and insights employed by various immigration law practitioners in making their firms the success stories they are today. In our third edition, we had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Siavash Shekarian, a founding attorney at Shekarian Law PC.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

Update from the FCA on Standard of Review for Claims Construction

  • May 02, 2024
  • Kaitlin Soye

The Federal Court of Appeal in Google LLC v. Sonos Inc., 2024 FCA 44 dismissed Google’s appeal challenging the decision of the Federal Court that Sonos did not infringe Google’s patent (Canadian Patent No. 2,545,150), upholding the Federal Court’s decision (2022 FC 1116). The Google patent relates to a system for adaptive echo and noise control in electronic equipment – for example, smart speakers.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Still Finding Time for Fitness

  • May 02, 2024
  • Micheal Okumura

Back in 2016, Kim Whaley was featured in an OBA article doing exercises and stretches to offset being stuck at a desk for long hours. Kim offered up sensible ways of finding the time to stay fit. The exercises were accessible for everyone who could sit, stand and breathe. This follow-up is more involved, with the intention to create real change for your spine which will improve your posture and your desk performance.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

Arc’teryx v. Adidas: The Battle of TERREX, an important case on trademark injunctions

  • May 01, 2024
  • Aviva Snitman, Lomic Law

In the recent decision of Amer Sports Canada Inc. v. Adidas Canada Limited, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted Arc’teryx an interlocutory injunction, temporarily preventing Adidas from using the word “TERREX” in association with its retail stores until a decision is made at trial.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law