Our Take on Things

So You Have Been Garnished – now what?

You got a Notice of Garnishment telling you that your bank, another person who owes you money or your employer has been “garnished”: what does that mean? Well, it usually means that you failed to file a defence to an action you were named as a defendant, and then judgment was awarded against you, usually

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Professionalism Matters

The word professional is battered about a lot these days. When I first went to law school, it was said that the difference between a profession and an occupation is that professionals have to put their clients, students and patients before themselves. That makes a lot of sense, though in this day and age it

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Who gets your stuff when you die?

Often times when drafting your Will, you can feel pressure to pick the right individual for the many roles that are involved in administering a Will.  For example, people have a hard time selecting what they want to do in the event of a family tragedy, or in the Will known as the “failure of

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The Good Lawyer (Part 5) Assertiveness

A few months later, and here we finally are! We present to you the much anticipated (well, we like to think so) final installment of the Good Lawyer!   As a short recap, in our previous posts we have already pointed out the value of having/or being a lawyer who is great at: communication; being resourceful;

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Suing on Principle (Only the Lawyers Win)

Before you proceed with or defending a lawsuit based upon principle, you must ask yourself: is this a good idea?  Most of the time, the answer will be no. Throughout my career, clients have instructed me to proceeded with litigation based on principle, and not upon monetary damages.  For example, I had a client once

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What I’m looking for in a Bencher

If you’re not an Ontario Lawyer, then this Blog is not for you. This is about our upcoming Bencher Election for the Law Society of Ontario. Benchers are elected representatives of Ontario Lawyers and regulate the conduct of Lawyers in Ontario. I’m looking for a Bencher who will not hit me with a surprise agenda.

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