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Articling D-Day set for November
Law Times
Law Society of Upper Canada benchers set the stage for a D-Day on articling this November after proponents and opponents of its complete abolition laid out their cases at last week's Convocation.

Worker paid $1.25/hour gets 2nd chance to prove case
Law Times
In a rare reversal, a panel of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has decided that a St. Catharines, Ont., employee with a disability who earned $1.25 per hour since the late 1990s did in fact file her complaint on time.

Law department budgeting 101
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
If your in-house team is feeling squeezed for resources you might want to look in the mirror and ask how you're already delivering value - before someone else does the asking.

LSUC sends message to lawyers who attack judges
Law Times
A Law Society of Upper Canada hearing panel has sent a message about how lawyers can criticize the judicial system in its decision disbarring Kimberly Townley-Smith.



Hot debate over future of articling
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Despite the Law Society of Upper Canada's decision last Thursday to defer the contentious debate on articling until next month, a vigorous public discussion took place simultaneously online.

Judge calls for changes to rules around rental disputes
Law Times
A disturbing series of events for the landlord was enough to cause an Ontario judge to call for significant changes to the rules around rental disputes.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of October 29 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Former CRTC chair joins JAMS
Law Times
Konrad von Finckenstein, former chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, has joined the Toronto office of JAMS. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

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Politicians deserve slap for SLAPPs
Law Times, editorial
Memo to municipal politicians: if you're going to try to silence critical commentary about yourself through a lawsuit, don't do it during an election campaign.

Government looking at inspecting home inspectors
Law Times
Just a few months after announcing a comprehensive public consultation on the Condominium Act, the provincial government announced it's also taking a similarly comprehensive look at the potential regulation of Ontario's home and property inspection industry, writes The Dirt columnist Jeffrey Lem.

Video: Making Rain - Remove your mask
Canadian Lawyer, online
With Halloween just days away, executive coach Debra Forman explores a common block to effectiveness: hiding your true self behind an inauthentic and, too frequently, convenient mask.

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