Articles 2023

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How a Condominium Status Certificate Can Help Prospective Purchasers Limit Risk

  • 25 septembre 2023
  • Ashley Bennett

In this article, Ashley Bennett explains why reviewing a condominium status certificate is a crucial step to assist clients in purchasing residential condos. Further, she highlights how litigators can use status certificates to assist purchasers who experience issues after closing.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Your First Mediation

  • 25 septembre 2023
  • Jill Lewis

There are many "firsts" as a young lawyer: a first client intake meeting, first case conference, first motion etc. In this article, Jill Lewis breaks down top tips to keep in mind when preparing for a mediation for the first time.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Solving the Canadian Insolvency Puzzle: Unmasking the Directing Minds or Piercing the Corporate Veil?

  • 14 septembre 2023
  • Divi Dev, restructuring & insolvency associate at Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

When attempting to determine liability for the actions of a corporation, two common law doctrines come into play: the doctrine of lifting the corporate veil and the corporate attribution doctrine. Both are employed when the status of a corporation as a separate legal entity requires a distinction from the acts of its officers, leading to exceptions to the principle of limited liability or separate legal entity. However, these doctrines diverge in their applicable tests.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Going In-House: Tips to Make the Move and Start Strong

  • 11 juin 2023
  • Mark Asfar, associate at Dentons LLP in Ottawa

In this article, Mark Asfar provides young lawyers with practical tips on how to make the transition from private practice to in-house counsel.

Association canadienne des conseillers et conseillères juridiques d’entreprises (Section de l’Ontario), Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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From Breakout Rooms to Boardrooms: Navigating Practice in a Hybrid World

  • 31 mars 2023
  • Alexander Evangelista

Covid-19 fundamentally changed the way we work and practice law. Now, as the world opens up again, I've repeatedly asked myself: how do you build a practice in a world of hybrid work? Here are a few tips that I've picked up from friends and colleagues as I've been trying to answer this question.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

The Corporate Divorce

  • 31 janvier 2023
  • Jessica Byles-Nolet, lawyer at Sicotte Guilbault Legal Services

In this article, Jessica sets out the key reasons that shareholders ought to enter into a Unanimous Shareholder Agreement at the outset of the business relationship and the remedies that are available to those who have not.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

A Ruff Day in Family Law: Deciding Who Gets the Family Pet in a Separation

  • 31 janvier 2023
  • Olivia Koneval-Brown, Mann Lawyers LLP

Many people consider their pet to be a member of the family, but what happens to the pet when there is a breakdown in the human relationship? In this article, Olivia sets out the factors that a Court will look at when determining pet ownership after a separation.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Going and Growing Solo: Tips from the Moguls for Starting your own Firm

  • 04 janvier 2023
  • Nancy Sarmento Barkhordari

A mentor once told me that he knew it was time to do his own thing when he grew to dislike the colour of the walls at the firm where he worked. At that instant, he wanted to change everything about where and how he worked. He wanted to choose the colour of the walls in his office. He wanted to call the shots; he wanted to work for himself. My mentor is not alone. Here are practical tips from lawyers who have gone out on their own and found incredible success in establishing their own firms.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division