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So the Law Society of Upper Canada, Pro Bono Law Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario, and Legal Aid Ontario teamed up to study the civil legal needs experienced by low and middle-income Ontarians. Their Report of the Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project was released yesterday. The gist of the report is that, with respect […]

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Part of my conversation with Garry Wise the other day included a discussion about: what to do with the Ontario Reports which every lawyer in Ontario receives on a weekly basis from the Law Society of Upper Canada? As a new lawyer, I’ve been keeping them with the belief that they may have something useful […]

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So, as a follow up to my previous post about Ontario lawyers advertising their fees and the Law Society’s Rules of Professional Conduct concerning doing so, I did some basic research on the Law Society’s disciplinary hearing/decision website. I’m not sure if this website reflects all of the matters that have gone before the Law […]

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So this blog is all about Ontario lawyers’ advertising their fees. Take the following example: a lawyer states, quite unequivocally, that they will charge $500 for a basic will and that this amount does not include disbursements (e.g. photocopying, faxing, printing, long-distance phone calls, etc.) or GST (at 5%). What could be wrong with doing […]

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Part of my conversation with Garry Wise the other day included a discussion about: what to do with the Ontario Reports which every lawyer in Ontario receives on a weekly basis? As a new lawyer, I’ve been keeping them with the belief that they may have something useful one day. Older and wiser lawyers have […]

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I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a list of 10 FREE and useful resources for individuals involved in family law matters in Ontario. These resources include relevant laws, forms, and websites. Please keep in mind that, if you need a Toronto or Ottawa family law lawyer to advise or represent you, you […]

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There are about 35,000 lawyers in Ontario. Among other things, Ontario lawyers are called Barristers and Solicitors, attorneys, licensees of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and counsel. A person who is called to the bar in Ontario is only entitled to practice Ontario law. Not many people understand or appreciate this fact. So if […]

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Average people in Ottawa have various avenues to pursue in trying to find the right lawyer for their particular case. Regrettably, most of these avenues are inconvenient and sometimes very costly (e.g. an initial meeting with a lawyer could run you a few hundred bucks!). More often than not, people find a lawyer through word […]

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There are many avenues for average Torontonians to find not only a lawyer, but the right lawyer for their particular case. Unfortunately, most of these avenues are inconvenient and sometimes very costly (e.g. an initial meeting with a lawyer could run you a few hundred bucks!). More often than not, people find a lawyer through […]

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Mar

22

Toronto Attorneys and Toronto Lawyers: go to Dynamic Legal Forms to make a post of your legal issue(s) and have Toronto Attorneys and Toronto Lawyers respond with information and quotes. What’s the difference between “Attorney” and “Lawyer”? Well, in Ontario, people who have studied law in law school, passed the Bar Admissions test, and have […]

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Legal People? Who are they and what are they capable of? Well, here’s a short description of the more popular legal people that you’ve always wondered about but never really knew what it was all about: Lawyer: A person who goes to school for a long time to get trained in analytical and legal reasoning. […]

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In Kate Lunau’s most recent article in MacLean’s magazine (entitled “How to Pay for Some Justice – Special Report – Legal insurance could be just what Canadians need” on March 9, 2009), she discussed how legal insurance could benefit Canada’s middle class – who earn too much money to qualify for legal aid but who […]

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