This Week's Issue
|Yamri Taddese - Monday, May 20, 2013|
Lawyer and therapist Doron Gold has had many patients who told him they couldn’t open their e-mails.
They know they should but they can’t.
At times, those e-mails are from a Law Society of Upper Canada investigator seeking information in relation to a complaint against them. No reply often means another notice of application for failure to respond to communications from the law society.
“The reason they were not replying to the law society was because they were too afraid to open the law society mail,” says Gold, a staff clinician at Homewood Human Solutions.
“That’s mental health. They weren’t covering up; they were just so wracked with anxiety that they were paralyzed. That’s not them...
OTTAWA — How much do criminals actually cost society? The federal government is looking to answer that question through a new effort to study the cost of a life of crime in Canada in a bid to bolster the case for youth crime prevention.
Lawyers are hoping for more consistent rules for international arbitration across Canada as plans are in the works to smooth out differences between the provinces and territories.
Several court decisions dealing with cost recovery have emanated out of condo land lately. While the ratios vary, the scattering takes on a distinct shape when viewed as a group that’s trending away from generous cost awards for condominium boards that are successful in their litigation against unit owners. While most of these cases arise out of s. 134(5) of the Condominium Act, they also provide valuable insight and guidance to all lawyers on the law of costs.
- LSUC hearings consider alternatives to disciplining lawyers with mental-health issues
- Lawyer ‘devastated’ after 28-year employee took $3M
- Ontario ruling sheds light on massive scam targeting law firms
- Litigant decries ‘post-traumatic court disorder’
- Speaker's Corner: LAO refugee changes amount to cutbacks
- Editorial: Making legal services by web, phone more useful