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  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Addressing disconnect

    Mar 4, 2019

    With the clock ticking down before the April 30 election for benchers for the Law Society of Ontario’s next Convocation, Law Times has been looking hard at different issues facing the profession.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    #BencherElection2019

    Feb 25, 2019

    By now, if you’re a regular reader of Law Times, you may have heard about the upcoming election for Law Society of Ontario benchers to take place on April 30.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    The special case of private mortgages

    Feb 25, 2019

    Consumers are increasingly turning to private lenders for mortgage financings and re­financings. Whether this uptick is caused by mortgage stress tests, rising interest rates or borrowers simply wanting to cash in on the equity in their homes, the fact is that, in my opinion, lawyers are being asked to close a growing number of real estate transactions involving private lenders.

    Kenneth Pimentel
  • Doron Gold

    Perfect not the enemy of good

    Feb 18, 2019

    It’s no easy task writing a piece on how lawyers should avoid perfectionism. It’s like writing about how a basketball player shouldn’t make such a fuss about physical fitness.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
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    Do your client a favour and stay away from partial summary judgment

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has, for the third time, delivered a clear message to Ontario litigants: Stay away from partial summary judgment motions. If there is any risk (no matter how small) of inconsistent findings at trial, the motion will likely fail.

    Daniel Waldman
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Small firm, big firm

    Feb 11, 2019

    This week, I had two separate conversations with two lawyers, one at a large, established firm in Toronto and the other at a small firm in rural Ontario.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Real news is where it’s at

    Feb 11, 2019

    All things considered, it wasn’t the most auspicious start to what is now near universally, if still unofficially, considered to be the pre-election pre-show for the upcoming federal election.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Generational change

    Feb 4, 2019

    This issue contains different stories involving issues facing young lawyers and their representation at bodies such as the Law Society of Ontario. The issue is top of mind in the lead-up to the upcoming bencher election, which will take place in April.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Act impacts estate litigation

    Feb 4, 2019

    On Jan. 1, 2004, the Limitations Act, 2002 came into force in the province of Ontario. It has since acted as a restriction to the commencement of proceedings in civil litigation claims, including estate litigation.

    Jonathan Friedman
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The election cometh

    Jan 28, 2019

    If the hundreds of people who tuned into a Law Society of Ontario webcast on the upcoming bencher election is any indication, this could be a very exciting race.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter

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