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Witness Tips for a Virtual Trial

Giving evidence in Court can be intimidating and nerve-racking. Most people have never been into a Courtroom let alone been forced to answer questions in front of a Judge. With the move to virtual trials, witnesses face different challenges when they are told they need to testify in Court. Here are some tips for getting comfortable with the process and presenting your evidence as clearly as possible.

Zoom and the Practice of Law

Attendant Care Moves into the Digital Age

In recent years, the Ontario legislature has slowly eroded accident victims’ access to Attendant Care benefits available under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). Since 2010, an accident victim must either hire a professional caregiver or prove that his/her attendant has incurred an economic loss – such as lost income – while providing attendant care. Both requirements are fraught with complications. When attendant care in …

Ride at your own risk: The perils of ride sharing services

This past year the app-based ride sharing service, Uber has come to Canada. Uber denies that it is a commercial transportation company; rather, it describes itself as a technology company only offering a matchmaking service to connect riders with drivers. Uber is currently operating in Toronto and Ottawa. Uber operates through a smart phone app or web browser. If someone needs a ride, the person requests …