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Marin, cities at loggerheads
Law Times
Visitors to the Ontario ombudsman's web site will immediately see a harsh greeting indicating André Marin's pitched battles with a number of Ontario municipalities over their co-operation with his office's investigations.

Ain't no mountain high enough
Canadian Lawyer
In this month's cover story, Canadian Lawyer profiles Sandra Leduc, who is ready to take on any challenge, physical or legal, be it Mt. Everest or the war zones of the Middle East.

Former lawyer continues 30-year battle with RCMP
Law Times
Paul Temelini isn't letting bygones be bygones. After all, he says, he lost a profitable law practice because RCMP officers didn't do their jobs properly when they charged him with fraud 30 years ago.

Managing information in-house
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
When it comes to implementing technology systems to streamline workflow in corporate law departments, Canadian in-house teams are trailing their peers in the U.S. - but some are adopting systems that are paying off.

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Embracing regionalism
Canadian Lawyer
Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the territories are in a sweet spot right now.

Court punishes man twice for same contempt order
Law Times
Refusing to follow a court order more than once can land you in double trouble, according to a recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling.

Moving away from the judicious-parent test
Canadian Lawyer
Recent rulings signal an increased reluctance to vary a will when a parent gives a legitimate explanation for deciding to disinherit a child.

Class action firm appeals order to pay $700K in costs
Law Times
A law firm on the hook for a $700,000 costs award after a failed class action certification motion is appealing the decision over its claim that its indemnity agreement with the representative plaintiff resulted in a boost to the amount awarded.

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Litigation support software conundrum
Canadian Lawyer
Most Canadian litigation firms rely on a legacy version of Summation but changes - perhaps both good and bad - are coming.

Law firms need document retention policies too
Canadian Lawyer
If your law firm doesn't already have a document retention and destruction policy for both paper and electronic files, it should implement one as soon as possible.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of October 1 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Interpreter shortage a 'serious situation'
Law Times
The lack of accredited interpreters continues to be a challenge for the court system, a new ruling indicates. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story

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Governments failing at transparency
Law Times, editorial
A number of recent situations both provincially and federally indicate that governments in Canada have a problem with transparency.

Where to go now?
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
Access to justice in Canada is becoming harder and harder for the average Canadian. In every area of the law from civil, to criminal, to family justice, access to justice is waning. And there are many culprits.

Mind your manners: An etiquette guide for students
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Maureen Salama offers some tips on etiquette for law students during the recruitment process.

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Pastore completes trilogy of cases protecting accident victims
Law Times, online
Only one marked or extreme functional impairment due to a mental or behavioural disorder is necessary to qualify accident victims for enhanced catastrophic impairment benefits, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in a welcome decision last week in Pastore v. Aviva Canada Inc., writes Darcy Merkur in his Personal Injury Law column.

Preparing for OCIs
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
A current student at a large, commercial law firm gives advice on how to prepare for your on-campus interviews.

Wife's use of gift for family home prior to separation not unconscionable
Law Times
The Ontario Court of Appeal may have expanded the sphere of equalization litigation with its recent decision in Ward v. Ward, writes Family Law columnist Marta Siemiarczuk.


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