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Small Claims, Big Changes

Early last year, the jurisdiction of Small Claims court increased from $25,000 to $35,000. Given this substantial increase, it is important for lawyers, paralegals and articling students to be effective in this court especially while they are proceeding through Zoom.

Options for Resolving an Insolvent Estate

In today’s featured MLA seminar, our presenter shares his knowledge surrounding options for resolving an insolvent estate. You will recall that being insolvent doesn’t mean bankruptcy (according to the BIA), and an estate trustee would have to take extra steps to file for bankruptcy.

Mental Health in The Courtroom

In today’s MLA featured seminar, we will focus on the ways in which our regulators deal with issues of mental illness in the context of disciplinary proceedings, and the extent to which regulatory assessments of professional conduct take (or ought to take) mental health issues into account.

Brush Up Your Negotiation Skills

In this week’s featured MLA seminar our presenters delve into the benefits of mediating estate litigation matters. Given the ongoing backlog of the courts, having strong negotiation skills is a great strength to have.

How to Run Your Practice as a Business

Today's CCLA seminar features successful defense lawyers who run their own businesses. They will discuss the basics of running a practice from a business perspective and the lessons they’ve learned from doing so.

When Things Get Messy: Shareholder and Partnership Disputes

Shareholder and partnership disputes can be difficult to resolve. In this video, three experienced commercial litigators discuss their own experiences in partnership and shareholder disputes. This MLA seminar will go into detail on common issues and clauses that give rise to disputes; considerations for maintaining the operation of the company while litigation is underway; and practical tips for resolving disputes.

Law & Ethics: How To Defend the Unpopular

For many lawyers, taking on an unpopular cause is viewed as a post of honour. The oath that lawyers swear in Ontario mandates that they "not refuse causes of complaint reasonably founded." Lawyers across the country swear a similar oath. This implies an objective standard, one of a reasonable person. But, what about a lawyer’s conscience?

Stand Out From The Rest

Every lawyer can be a leader - at any stage of their career and from any point on their firm’s organizational chart. The question is, what kind of leader do you want to be?

Real Estate Practice: Issues In Toronto

Keeping up-to-date on local knowledge can help real estate practitioners better advise their clients on aspects of their property and transactional issues. The real estate industry is always changing, which means the law can change with it.

Enforcing Foreign Judgments: Strategies, Tools and Tactics from the Trenches

A successful judgment or arbitral award is often only the first step in obtaining recovery for your clients. The unsuccessful party frequently hides assets or refuses to pay, requiring extensive enforcement efforts, particularly foreign judgments.

Family Law Conference: Part 1 – Divorce Act Amendments

If you are starting out as a Wills & Estates lawyer, or have some experience under your belt but need a refresher, then you’ll want to join our panel of seasoned lawyers.

Wills & Estates Lawyers: A Potpourri of Considerations

If you are starting out as a Wills & Estates lawyer, or have some experience under your belt but need a refresher, then you’ll want to join our panel of seasoned lawyers.

Steps to Success: Building the Foundation and Finding the Right Mentor(s)

Research shows that female lawyers face three main challenges within their profession: gender bias, lack of role models and champions, and exclusion from informal male networks.

Search and Seizure

How can defence counsel fully comply with the notice requirements under the rules of court, without unduly tipping their hand and compromising their tactical advantage?

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