Jun 15, 2018

Adam Black quoted in several publications on a recent decision to recognize three adults as the legal parents of a child born within their polyamorous family

“The legislature may need to turn its mind to these issues to have the legislation keep pace with the evolution of what a family looks like today,” Black said.

Jun 13, 2018

All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child's parents by Newfoundland judge — Laurie Pawlitza reviews the landmark decision in the National Post

The decision is the first of its kind in Canada. A judge in Newfoundland and Labrador decided the adults in a three-way relationship would be named as parents of the child born within their partnership.

May 30, 2018

Why Ottawa's changes to the Divorce Act don't go far enough — Laurie Pawlitza discusses the changes in the National Post

While it addresses outdated language, it misses out on catching up on provincial changes to legislation (and even just informal ones) that have long been made in courts across Canada.

May 24, 2018

Sidney Troister to speak at the Ontario Association of Committees of Adjustment and Consent Authorities Annual Conference

The Committees of Adjustment and similar consent authorities are responsible across Ontario for administering portions of the Planning Act including the granting of consents for severances and minor variances from zoning bylaws.

May 23, 2018

Federal government looks to put children first in Divorce Act overhaul — Lorne Wolfson discusses the changes in The Globe and Mail

Lorne Wolfson, a Toronto lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, and head of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, praised the family-law bill, but said the government could have gone further by requiring that alternatives to courtroom litigation be tried first.

May 22, 2018

Loretta Merritt speaks to CBC News about recent sexual assaults occurring at resorts

So many women are speaking out about sexual assault by resort employees in numerous countries, Trip Advisor announced last fall that it would flag hotels where assaults have been reported.

May 16, 2018

When does a separated spouse have to pay rent to an ex?

In her latest column in the National Post, Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview of the lesson learned from a recent case: conduct matters.

May 10, 2018

Barbara MacFarlane quoted about suing a doctor for delay that cost woman her life

Pamela Matthews, 45, died Aug. 18, 2009 in an air ambulance on the way to a London hospital, where was being sent for an emergency liver transplant.

May 04, 2018

Jeffrey Alpert to speak at the 2018 Annual International Factoring Association Conference

This panel of Canadian legal experts will review case rulings that have taken place in various Canadian jurisdictions over the past year and discuss their practical implications for Factors and Asset Based Lenders operating in the Canadian marketplace.

May 04, 2018

Peter Straszynski to host a webinar on cannabis in the workplace: a guide for HR professionals on May 15th

The legalization of recreational cannabis is almost here and it’s time for you to get your workplace ready.

May 04, 2018

Sidney Troister to speak at the County of Carleton Law Association’s 24th East Region Solicitors Conference

This 1.5 day program covers a wide-range of topics to update attendees on current practicing trends.

May 02, 2018

New romantic partners can be dragged into the fray in support disputes

Laurie Pawlitza writes in her latest column in the National Post that although new partners may have no direct or immediate financial obligations to their new spouse, the mere fact of the relationship can put their privacy at risk.

May 01, 2018

Loretta Merritt elected to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

OTLA champions and advocates for the rights of those who have suffered injury and loss through the wrongdoing of others.

Apr 27, 2018

Lisa Corrente honoured with the 2018 Ontario Bar Association Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for Excellence in Health Law

Each year the OBA Health Law Section celebrates one of its members, acknowledged by peers as a leading practitioner and contributor to health law in Ontario.

Apr 27, 2018

15th Annual Real Estate Law Summit

Now in its 15th year, this annual CLE programme offered by the Law Society of Ontario will keep you current on the most pressing issues relating to Ontario Municipal Board Legislative change and condominium law reform.

Apr 26, 2018

Loretta Merritt honoured with the OTLA John A. McLeish Award

The John A. McLeish Award honours a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of a fair trial and access to justice, as an advocate, in legal scholarship, continuing legal education, legal writing, journalism, politics or government.

Apr 18, 2018

What child and spousal support payors (and recipients) need to know at tax time — Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview in the National Post

In the world of family law, April is just one more month where separated spouses feel the financial pain of separation.

Apr 17, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz considers the polarizing issues surrounding the 'Cloud Act' in Canadian Lawyer

Perhaps the one thing that everyone can agree upon is that the Cloud Act is one of the more controversial pieces of legislation passed in the U.S. to date and uncertainties about it continue.

Apr 17, 2018

Sidney Troister to Chair the 15th Annual Real Estate Law Summit, April 18-19th in Toronto

Now in its 15th year, this annual CLE programme offered by the Law Society of Ontario will keep you current on the most pressing issues relating to Ontario Municipal Board Legislative change and condominium law reform.

Apr 16, 2018

Sumeet Dhanju-Dhillon at the Young Professional Women's Symposium on Leadership, May 3rd in Toronto

You are invited to attend the Young Professional Women's (YPW) Symposium on Leadership, featuring special guests the Honourable Harinder Malhi, Ontario Minister of the Status of Women, and His Worship, John Tory, Mayor of Toronto.