uLawPractice Blog

Opponents to LSUC's 'compelled speech' policy lose 38-16

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Dec 8, 2017 5:04:52 AM

In a relatively split decision earlier this month, Ontario’s regulator for legal practitioners squashed a motion allowing lawyers and paralegals to choose whether to submit a controversial “statement of principles’ to the law society by the end of the year.

Read More

Topics: Statement of Principles, lsuc, mandatory requirement, bencher, joe groia, non-compliance, racialized, compelled speech

Law Society of New Brunswick approves uLaw CPD courses

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Dec 6, 2017 5:32:13 AM

More options to obtain CPD credits in New Brunswick for practitioners are opening up, courtesy of uLawPractice.

Read More

Topics: CPD, New Brunswick

NO JARGON: So lawyers can understand legal accounting

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Dec 5, 2017 11:55:57 AM

How Legal accountants work as translators

Read More

LSUC releases guide, benchers mull exemption for statement of principles

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Dec 1, 2017 8:54:57 AM


Voting is now underway at the Law Society of Upper Canada as benchers decide to consider a motion to implement an ability for conscientious objectors to opt-out of signing on to the LSUC’s controversial new statement of principles.

Read More

Topics: Statement of Principles

Secret cameras reveal Thornhill paralegal as insurance scammer

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Nov 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Read More

Topics: Thornhill Paralegal, Anna Kovtanuka, Aviva, Insurance Scam, Auto Insurance Fraud

Lawyers: accounting lingo shouldn't be feared!

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Nov 29, 2017 7:09:00 AM

Lawyers and paralegals have spent years of their lives learning a highly specialized body of knowledge, a whole different language, used to deal with complicated abstract topics few people outside of the profession could ever even begin to understand.

Read More

Topics: lingo, debit, credit, accounting

Lawyer, 67, dodges investigators & misleads Ministry, loses licence

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Nov 22, 2017 12:36:56 PM

 Retirement has finally come for a longtime Thornhill lawyer who was found to be liable for a long list of dubious acts allegedly unbecoming of a lawyer in Ontario.

Read More

Topics: misconduct, trust accounting, client trust ledger, Wayne Sydney Novak, Retirement by disbarment, statements of account

CPDs at Ottawa Court: Disbursements De-Mystified

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Nov 21, 2017 7:48:06 AM
Read More

Topics: CCLA, CPD, Disbursements

Lies, guns and harassment: Toronto Paralegal to surrender licence

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Nov 16, 2017 3:08:08 PM

Four years after pleading guilty to a flurry of indictable offenses a Toronto Paralegal is expected to surrender his licence.

Read More

Topics: Law Society Tribunal Decisions

Let customers pay online, it's good for business, say banks

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Nov 15, 2017 5:19:20 PM

Lawyers are lagging behind when it comes to adapting to consumer demand in the realm of payment options.

Read More

Topics: Scotiabank, Canadian Bankers Association, Firm Profitability Intel