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

Editor: Yoann Emian

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5 Evidence Rules to Keep In Mind Before a Civil Trial

  • February 17, 2016
  • Sam R. Sasso

There is no end to the number of rules and practice tips which need to be considered when preparing for a trial, but here are 5 evidence rules to keep in mind to assist in being ready when a trial actually happens.

Student Forum
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Voice of Change

  • February 16, 2016
  • Colin Lachance and Mark A. Cohen

With no more brass rings to strive for, what will motivate innovative young lawyers to spend their prime years in a traditional firm environment?

Student Forum
Michael Cochrane

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Best Practices For Managing the Vexatious, the Enthusiastic and the Unwell Litigant

  • January 18, 2016
  • Michael Cochrane

“Some self-represented litigants never let go. Not only do they resist any reasonable attempt to settle a dispute consensually, they never accept defeat and they continue to fight on, in any available form, and especially in the courts, until they are forced to stop, which usually occurs when they experience financial self-annihilation.”

Family Law, Student Forum
Steve Benmor

Are Diaper Change Tables a Sign of Change?

  • January 18, 2016
  • Steve Benmor

It is not uncommon for us family law lawyers to advise our male clients that having the children reside with them an equal amount of time after separation is extremely rare.

Family Law, Student Forum

Did You Know?

  • December 16, 2015
  • Katharina Janczaruk

Everyone is looking forward to a few days off this month. Get plenty of rest because January is going to be even busier! Here’s a bit of what has been going on and what we can look forward to in the New Year. (Is it really 2016?)

Family Law, Student Forum

Family Arbitration Mandatory Training - January 30, 2016

  • December 16, 2015
  • Philip Epstein and Alfred Mamo

The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario with respect to Family Arbitration requires that family arbitrators must undertake ongoing training of 10 hours every two year period of which half must be on domestic violence or power imbalance issues.

Family Law, Student Forum

Navigating the World of Networking: Five Quick Tips for Women

  • November 16, 2015
  • Erin Cowling and Ashley Lattal

Networking struggles are certainly not unique to women. Both men and women often feel unprepared to effectively network early on in their careers. Do women network differently than men? If not, should we? While we do not propose to provide definitive answers to these questions in this short article, we offer the following tips based on our experiences in an effort to help other women lawyers who may also be trying to learn to successfully network.

Student Forum