Blog Archive: 2021 |

Blog Archive: 2021

Litigation Funding for Commercial Claims in Canada

When does litigation funding for commercial claims make sense? Clients see litigation funding as a means of advancing claims, while sharing or offsetting the risk and cost.

Drafting Employment Contracts to Avoid Disputes

Employment contracts represent an attempt to create certainty in an employment relationship. However, they will only create certainty if they are properly drafted.

Pre-Trials for Young Lawyers: Virtual Chat with the Honourable Madam Justice Akbarali

Are you a young lawyer looking to sharpen your Civil Pre-Trial Conference advocacy skills? In this video from the TLA, the Honourable Madam Justice Akbarali will share her tips and tricks and answer your questions.

Avoiding Common Human Rights Pitfalls in Organizations and Businesses

Do you know the three most common human rights pitfalls many organizations and workplaces experience? You may want to watch this seminar...

High Tech Practice Management

The High-Tech Practice Management course teaches lawyers practical lessons that they can put into use right away to improve how they practice law. These skills will help you excel in all aspects of your practice.

Ethics and civility in personal injury!

Are you up-to-date on your ethical and professional obligations in personal injury cases?

The Real Estate Update – environmental indemnities, and other practical information for solicitors

How does broader "factual environmental matrix" affect the interpretation of an indemnity? Do environmental indemnities enure to the benefit of others? These are a few of the questions we need to ask.

Serious Illness Planning

We all know it’s important to designate an attorney for personal care for ourselves and our clients. However, most planning doesn’t go beyond making such a designation. Our thinking is often limited to "end of life" decisions.

Embracing LinkedIn - Make Your Profile Work For You

With our pre-COVID lives in the rear-view mirror, social media is integral to your professional success. LinkedIn is growing in popularity as the place to connect, share and raise your profile with colleagues, referrers and prospective clients. But is your LinkedIn profile working for you?

Top Practice Tips for the Commercial List

As you know, Toronto’s Commercial List is a specialized court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice comprised of judges with experience in managing complex commercial litigation.

Waksdale: Back to the Drawing Board?

The Supreme Court of Canada recently refused to hear the appeal of the Waksdale case. As such, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision stands, demanding a review of all employment contracts.

Parole, Temporary Release and Covid-19

Criminal lawyers are experts in preliminary hearings, trials and sentencing, but what about representing a client after they have been sentenced, in a Temporary Absence or a Parole Hearing?

Virtual decisions: Judging in pandemic times

In our continuing series on helping you litigate within the confines of a post-pandemic world, today we are focusing on balancing the technological adaptations required by the global pandemic with effective yet ethical advocacy.

Professionalism in the Year of COVID

The CCLA Professionalism Panel is a beloved annual fixture on the CPD calendar. This year's edition focuses on the impact of COVID on issues of Professionalism.

Addressing the issues of systemic discrimination

Allyship means something different depending on who you talk to. According to Justice O'Bonsawin, it is a synonym of partnership. She asserts that everyone should be working towards a common goal of teamwork, regardless of race or gender.

2021 Commercial Litigation Update

In this week's update we're going to focus on some recent case comments in the Commercial Litigation field. In this video, the MLA panel will speak on three distinct topics.

Tips for Remote Preparation for Litigation

As we continue to practice physical distancing, working remotely has become the norm. As in-person meetings have become so uncommon, how do you effectively navigate your practice and prepare a witness or a client for any given step in the litigation process, especially if they have any special needs or challenges?

Three Judges Provide Their Top Advocacy Tips

As family lawyers, we often wonder what we are doing right and what we are doing wrong when appearing before a judge.

Unconscious Bias in Litigation

In this transformative age when actions against unconscious bias and social injustice have swiftly gathered momentum, we bring you an enlightening Q & A on what this means for us as people, as a profession, and as propellers for change.

2SLGBTQ+ Creating Positive Space

Have you considered any proactive ways to include and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community in areas where you have influence and authority?

Personal Injury Update

Our first content highlight of 2021 comes fresh from the MLA Personal Injury Update. In this video you'll get multiple useful and insightful briefings on the following topics...

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