Friday, 20 May 2016
"How can I do it all?"
I am proud of what I have achieved in my life. I have a wonderful, loving and patient husband, two incredible and active daughters and an amazing and rewarding career.
I often am asked “how I can do it all”? How I can be a wife, mother and full time lawyer?
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Every day, millions of children in Ontario are dropped off at their schools and left in the hands of their teachers, principals and school administrators. They spend a quarter of their young lives in the hands of non-parental supervising figures. While education is certainly the primary aim of any school, safety should not be second fiddle.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
As of June 1, 2016, the definition of catastrophic impairment will undergo significant changes. Corey Sax writes about some of those changes and the impacts it will have on injury victims.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
When a young person joins the Canadian Armed Forces they have signed an obligation that may require putting themselves into harm’s way. They do this knowingly, willingly, because they believe in the ideals of our nation and are prepared to defend them with their life.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Many politicians were lawyers prior to entering politics. Once they decide to go into politics, they must put their career as a lawyer on hold, as most political offices require a full-time commitment. For them, maintaining a legal practice and properly servicing clients, while representing and effectively advocating for constituents, is simply not possible.
Thursday, 14 April 2016
When you sustain injuries, you may be obligated to notify the responsible party of your intention to sue them for compensation. Giving notice to another party alerts them to the fact that you’ve been injured, and intend to hold them responsible.
Wednesday, 06 April 2016
The Income Replacement Benefit (IRB) is for people who have been employed prior to being injured in an accident. The IRB is designed to provide payments every two weeks to partially replace a loss of income. Tania Fleming provides more information on qualifications, requirements and benefits compensation.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Interestingly, there is specific legislation in Ontario which governs dog ownership. The Dog Owner’s Liability Act sets out that the owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a dog bite or attack on another person or domestic animal.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Living in a large urban centre, I encounter no shortage of hazards on a regular basis as I engage in my travels around town. Having spent over 20 years representing victims of accidents caused by poorly maintained properties, I find myself acutely aware of the many common defects we all come across as we are simply out and about in the city each and every day.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
According to All That is Interesting, here is a sample of crazy and interesting laws out there still on the books.