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Tackling the Problem of AI “Revenge Porn” in Canada: existing law and upcoming legislative reform

  • 15 février 2024
  • Mavra Choudhry, Shalom Cumbo-Steinmetz (Torys LLP)

This article examines how existing law and upcoming legal reforms can be applied to address AI revenge porn. So far, the law has been slow to respond, though federal AI legislation on the horizon aims to regulate organizations that develop AI systems and make them available for use.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum

Non-Family Law Statutes that Family Lawyers Need to Know: The Partition Act

  • 15 février 2024
  • Maryellen Symons, Symons Law

Besides the numerous statutes, regulations, and rules dealing specifically with family law, family lawyers need to be acquainted with some legislation of general application that we may not think of in connection with a family law case. This article is a brief introduction to the Partition Act, RSO 1990, c P.4.

Droit de la famille, Student Forum
photo of authors Karen Jia and Alexandra Carr

The Dilemma of Practice Directions – good intentions, but?

  • 15 février 2024
  • Karen Jia and Alexandra Carr, Lenkinski, Hooper & Carr LLP

The evolution and implementation of practice directions in Ontario have been marked by good intentions. However, despite their evident merits, the implementation of practice directions encounters substantial resistance and confusion in practice, perhaps due to issues of decentralization, lack of uniformity, and potential conflicts with rules of procedure. Is there a solution?

Droit de la famille, Student Forum

Brown Bag Lunch – January 16, 2024

  • 13 février 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

On January 16, 2024, members of the Trusts and Estates Section kicked off the new year with another interesting Brown Bag Lunch meeting. They were provided with updates regarding the turnaround time for applications for a certificate of appointment, considered issues relating to trust planning, and discussed what happens when a residuary beneficiary disclaims their interest in an estate. The next two Brown Bag Lunch meetings will be held on March 19 and April 16, 2024.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Brown Bag Lunch – December 19, 2023

  • 13 février 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

Members of the Ontario Trusts and Estates bar showed up to the last Brown Bag Lunch of 2023 ready to discuss a variety of interesting topics and practice questions. Discussions centered around appointing a non-resident beneficiary as estate trustee without a Will, a complicated trust scenario and the decision of D’Onofrio v Riley (ONSC).

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Why You Should Take the Chance and Apply for an Exchange

  • 08 février 2024
  • Sapphira Thompson-Bled

If you are debating between what experiences to participate in during your law school journey, I would strongly urge you to consider participating in an exchange. Participating in an exchange was one of the best decisions I made while in law school. On exchange, I had the privilege of living, learning, and meeting more people in a new place.

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