Ehancing A2J: Accepting the Idea of Change

It is questionable how much the Canadian legal profession, as a general matter, has taken up the Chief Justice’s call to “accept the idea of change”, including the reality that some tasks that have been traditionally carried out by lawyers can now be more effectively...

Police, Trespassers?

When Can Police Enter Your Home? The ruling of R. v. Zargar, 2014 ONSC 1415 affirms that police cannot generally enter a person’s home without permission except under very limited circumstances. The case also establishes that a person can use a reasonable amount of...

Understanding Peace Bonds

A peace bond is a court order imposed by a judge in a criminal proceeding. Agreeing to a peace bond or having one imposed on you can have significant legal consequences. What is a peace bond? A peace bond is an official promise made by someone to the Court to abide by...

Lawyers gradually getting their heads in the cloud

“Sometimes three months down the road a client will say, ‘Hey, we never got all the records.’ It could take 40 hours to prepare a closing book. You don’t want to jeopardize the relationship by sending them an additional bill…..when a one-click solution is a...