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Wills, Trusts & Estates


Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 3:43 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court upholds ownership agreement in inherited business dispute between siblings

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision finding that two siblings who inherited businesses from their late father had reached an agreement to divide exclusive ownership rights over the companies. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 11:10 AM

Letter from the Editor: Addition of Law360 Canada Pulse and Access to Justice Newsletter

I am happy to announce some exciting new enhancements to Law360 Canada, all at no additional cost to subscribers. Pulse is a new section for Law360 Canada, focused on the business of law. This section combines all the content from our previous Business of Law, Insider and Legal Innovation sections into one enhanced section. Pulse includes a frequent newsletter, delivered to your inbox multiple times per week, covering industry trends, best practices and exclusive surveys of Canadian legal professionals. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2023 @ 9:47 AM

Cybersecurity: Importance of Google dorking Dork

Several years ago, I was asked to prepare and deliver a short presentation on Google dorking, a topic about which I knew nothing at all. The librarian in me went into high gear starting the research, learning everything I could, talking with friends and acquaintances in IT. Given the growing importance of cybersecurity and its relationship with information governance, I thought to share what I have learned with you. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 5:15 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 02, 2023 @ 10:15 AM

Saskatchewan calls on Trudeau to name jurist from that province to SCC’s western vacancy Saskatchewan Minister of Justice and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre

Saskatchewan’s government is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appoint a qualified jurist from there to fill a western vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada, telling Law360 Canada “clearly it is Saskatchewan’s turn” given that the prairie province has been unrepresented on the highest bench for 50 years. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 1:09 PM

Bad and worse advice for law firm associates | Murray Gottheil

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. — Chinese proverb ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 11:27 AM

Importance of law associations, communities | Ciara Ward

Three years ago I joined a local crossfit gym after my trusty discount gym closed down. I thought it would be a lot more nerve wracking going from spin class and aerobics classes to powerlifting with (for lack of a better term) meatheads. I was not prepared to be so utterly wrong, or to find such a valuable and accepting community. This is not dissimilar to joining a law association — you’re getting so much more than access to discounted CPDs and fancy parties, you’re gaining an entire community. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 4:11 PM

‘There’s never been a more important time for law and legal education,’ says Osgoode’s incoming dean Trevor Farrow, Osgoode Hall Law School

As the world deals with a rapidly changing climate and the implications of artificial intelligence (AI), Osgoode Hall Law School’s incoming dean believes “there’s never been a more important time for law and legal education.” ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 12:36 PM

Boolean searches, bulky suits, memories are made of these | Gary Goodwin

I recently attended the 40th anniversary of my call to the bar to see colleagues I have not seen for years. This should normally be a time for personal reflection and spiritual growth. But I did spend the smallest amount of time contemplating the reflection in the mirror to make sure I had not grown too much physically. My decades of working out did treat me well. Yes, colour me shallow, and this was no longer high school. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 11:53 AM

Keep King’s counsel, but with clear guidelines | Gary Joseph

On June 30, 2023, the Attorney General of Ontario reinstated the practice of appointing King’s counsel after a pause in this process between 1985 and 2022. Immediately thereafter the ruling government in Ontario made, in my view, a serious error in judgment by appointing sitting members of the government who were lawyers, King’s counsel. ... [read more]

Friday, July 28, 2023 @ 1:23 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court finds triable issue where estate executor allegedly made transfers for own benefit

The British Columbia Supreme Court has allowed an application to sever and stay parts of a claim pending a determination of a will’s validity, in a case where the executor of the estate allegedly made transfers from the estate for his own benefit. ... [read more]