Category: Happenings

Serving Legal Documents in the Age of Social Media

A Ontario court has taken constructive notice and service of legal documents into the age of digital social media. Hashtag #Served According to Canadian Lawyer magazine, Ontario lawyer, Tara Vasdani, recently convinced the court to allow for service of legal documents over Instagram and LinkedIn. Vasdani first attempted to serve the defendant on Sept. 1, [..]

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Lawyers Face Challenges Interpreting Emojis

Chipmunks, kissy lips and champagne bottles are becoming bones of contention in legal disputes; a court considers the ‘:P’. Lawyers face challenges interpreting emojis Lawyers gathered at the Atlanta office of a big law firm were debating a head-scratching legal question. What does the emoji known as the “unamused face” actually mean? They couldn’t even [..]

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Child Rights Toolkit Launched – Children and Estates

The CBA took advantage of a conference dedicated to children’s access to justice earlier this month to launch its Child Rights Toolkit and this has implications for children involved in estate matters. The launch took place at a May 11 session of the Access to Justice for Children – Child Rights in Action Conference in Vancouver [..]

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Paul’s Recent Speaking Engagements

New York State Trial Lawyers Association Estate Planning Council of Kingston Columbia Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Queen’s University Faculty of Law Scotia Private Client Group Elder Abuse Ontario

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