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Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month window between July 1 and October 8, 2014. Show More Summary

You've Been Served - On Facebook

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

In a recent decision in Baidoo v Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096, New York County Supreme Court Judge Mathew Cooper permitted substituted service of a divorce summons via Facebook: As recently as ten years ago, it was considered a cutting edge development in civil practice for a court to allow the service of a summons by email. Show More Summary

140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testify FBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all...Show More Summary

Getting Your Legal Writing Right

I remember the time that a favourite client of mine gave me a schooling in the art of legal writing – and proofreading. A retired lawyer (and the consummate gentleman), he had retained me to draft revisions to a fairly complex Last Will and Testament. Show More Summary

In Discussion with Mitch Kowalski, 2015 LSUC Bencher Candidate

I had a good sit-down today with Mitch Kowalski, 2015 LSUC Bencher candidate, who discusses current issues facing the Law Society of Upper Canada, including governance, ABS, articling, professional discipline and the future of paralegals.It's well worth the watch - and sorry for the intermittent audio distortion. Show More Summary

140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of April 6Estate of late D.C. mayor is suing his kidney donor , 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Animal activists try a new gambit to help chickens, coyotes: Walkom Kathleen Wynne still has concerns about prostitution law Why the 2015 LSUC Bencher Election Deserves Your...Show More Summary

10 Years of Wise Law Blog

My calendar tells me that yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the commencement of Wise Law Blog. 3,284 posts later, here we still are.There is so much I could say about the enormous impact blogging has had on our firm - and on the...Show More Summary

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Week of March 30th

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: An Alternative ABS Structure for Better Legal Business Closing arguments to be presented in Boston Marathon trial Roma refugees victims of systemic discrimination in Canada,...Show More Summary

The Working Stay-Cation

I shoulda been in Jamaica, this week. For a variety of scheduling reasons, mostly my significant other’s, that didn’t work out as planned. Which is not at the end of the world, particularly with temperatures hitting 15 degrees in Toronto today. Show More Summary

140Law - Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

Here are the recent legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Ghomeshi case put over to April 28 Former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney seeks $40M in damages after ouster California acts to reject lawyer's 'bullets to the head' anti-gay...Show More Summary

140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio agrees to sanctions for contempt of court Jewish summer camp which barred boy appears to be acting within its rights Target proposes to pay $10M...Show More Summary

Spousal Immunity: You May Or May Not Tell The Courts What Your Spouse Tells You

Should common law spouses be exempt from testifying against their spouse in criminal cases? A recent article by the LawTime’s, Yamri Taddese provides some insight to this complex question.Recently in R.v. Lomond, 2015 ONCJ 109 the Honourable...Show More Summary

Late Lawyers (and Other Musings)

New York City’s embattled, progressive mayor, Bill de Blasio, has in rapid order acquired a bit of a reputation for failing to arrive on time. His tardy tendencies have even launched a new cottage industry in the press, the “De Blasio was Late Again” outrage-of-the-day story.Late the for a St. Show More Summary

Law Society of Upper Canada Honours Lawyers

Every year the Law Society of Upper Canada (the "Law Society") presents its "best of the profession awards". This year awards will be presented on March 27, 2015 at Osgoode Hall. The Law Society was founded in 1797 and is the largest of all Canadian law societies. Show More Summary

Medical Marijuana Law Goes to Canada's High Court (No Pun Intended)

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether Canadians have the constitutional right to consume medically-prescribed marijuana in a manner other than smoking. Currently, it's only legal for medical marijuana users to intake dried-marijuana plants. Show More Summary

Babysitting, a Lucrative Business Venture for 15 Year Old New Yorker

The New York Post recently published an article about Noa Mintz, a mini-mogul, who at fifteen years old is the business genius behind the agency Nannies by Noa, which caters to parents in the New York area.This seems like babysitters club 101, find a group of teens willing to babysit for money, right? Ms. Show More Summary

Apple's i0S 8.3 Reveals More Diverse Emojis

Users have spoken and Apple has created!The Next Web recently reported that consumers requests were heard. Emoji's on the i0S 8.3 will have different skin tones and further country flags. A little taste of what's to come is below. photo taken from The Next Web -Rachel Spence, Law Clerk Visit our Toronto Law Office website: Visit our website:

Louisiana Family Law Lawyer Faces Lengthy Suspension Over "Social Media Blitz"

What professional obligations do lawyers have when commenting on the courts or a judge’s decision? When does commenting through the use of social media cross the ethical line? A recent article by the ABA Journal’s Debra Cassens Weiss examined these questions. Show More Summary

140 Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of March 8, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlies from Wise Law on Twitter: Niqab controversy: Judge struck down ban without referring to charter - Politics - CBC News How the "Blurred Lines" Verdict Might Screw Up the Whole Music Industry | LA Weekly...Show More Summary

Meet Ross: A Computer Program That May Be Your Next Lawyer

What is the future of technology in the practice of law? Will a computer program one day replace your lawyer? Two recent articles from the National Post’s Mitch Kowalski and the Globe and Mail’s Jeff Grayhave examined these questions...Show More Summary

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