Tag Archives: Mediation

Ask Minda: When a Colleague Won’t Pay

Paralegal SCOPE contributor Minda Bowman writes a “paralegal advice” column, based on questions about ethical dilemmas, client management tips and sticky issues that simply are not addressed in typical courses or CPDs. This question is about what to do when a colleague refuses to pay for work performed. Dear Minda: Another paralegal subcontracted several cases […]

New Complaints Resolution Commissioner

Bernard Morrow, an experienced adjudicator and mediator, is the new Complaints Resolution Commissioner for the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. Morrow, who takes over from Stindar K. Lal, QC, will serve for a two-year term. His job is to ensure transparency and sensitivity for members of the public who are involved in the complaints […]

Ask Minda: Keeping Abreast of the Rules

Paralegal SCOPE welcomes a new contributor. Minda Bowman writes a “paralegal advice” column, based on questions about ethical dilemmas, client management tips and sticky issues that simply are not addressed in typical courses or CPDs.   Dear Minda: “I have a client with a new baby. She must bring him to appointments at my office. […]

* Saturday * Raising the Bar — Substantially

A challenging Continuing Profession Development (CPD) event slated for October will provide licensees with substantive information relevant across a broad range of practice. George Brown, CEO of George Brown Professional Corporation, and Director and Secretary of the Ontario Paralegal Network, says the all-day Raising the Bar Substantially CPD starts with an in-depth analysis of contract […]

Co-ops Gain Access to Landlord Tenant Board

Bill 14, the Non-profit Housing Co-operatives Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013, passed third reading Sept. 24, in the Ontario legislature. When enacted, the Residential Tenancies Act and Co-operative Corporations Act amendments will allow co-ops to apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board to resolve disputes. Co-op housing providers and members have had to go to […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Sub Judice”

Sub Judice — Literally, “under judicial consideration,” this term includes publication bans and is related to contempt of court. The sub judice rule governs whether public statements can be made about ongoing legal proceedings. The rule is based on the concept that the courts’ role to deal with legal issues should not be usurped by […]

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