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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 @ 4:08 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court dismisses request to prevent former employees from competing with insurance business

An Ontario court has dismissed a motion brought by a First Nations specific claims insurance business seeking an injunction on former employees from competing with the business, finding that there was no legal or factual basis to support the request. ... [read more]

Friday, July 28, 2023 @ 1:50 PM

Online mediation makes an efficient system even better | Avril Hasselfield and Susan Rai

Mediation is arguably the best way to settle legal disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner, especially when it is done online. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 4:56 PM

Need to tackle relationship between artificial intelligence, civil liability: legal institute Kristen Thomasen, University of British Columbia school of law

The current revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world but raising many questions — among them the question of who is, or should be, liable for choices made by intelligent machines operating autonomously, and what happens when a robot commits a tort. And a British Columbia-based legal think tank is undertaking a project aimed at helping to answer some of those questions. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 1:59 PM

Expanded bill lacks protection for physician’s privileges | Brooke Shekter

The Ontario government has expanded the scope of OHIP-insured services that can be provided to the public at private facilities. The goal, under the Your Health Act, SO 2023, c 4, Bill 60 (Your Health Act), is to expand access to publicly funded health-care services in order to improve patient wait-times. The problem is that the new legislation is missing an entire procedural framework for physicians: a process by which they can protect their privileges to practise at these private facilities.  ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 12:56 PM

LSO allows ‘virtual verification of client identity with authentication’ effective Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, 2024, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will “allow virtual verification of client identity where the licensee determines that the client’s government-issued photo identification is authentic.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 @ 1:45 PM

Wrongful death caused by health-care professionals: Options for claimants Stethoscope with heart

While there are several options available to those who have lost a family member due to the negligence of a trained health-care professional, having to navigate the legal world in addition to mourning is not an easy task and one shouldn’t have to do so alone. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 @ 1:44 PM

McCague Borlack adds insurance lawyer

McCague Borlack welcomed associate Christopher D. Gallo to the firm. He will work out of the offices in Toronto and Barrie, Ont. ... [read more]