Self-Represented Litigants in the Courts: How They Are Shaping the Jurisprudence
The influx of self-represented litigants (SRLs) into the family, civil and appellate courts (family: 50% across the country, up to 80% in some urban courts; civil between 30-50%; appellate around 30%) is transforming the justice system. And not, as many would say, in a good way.
Brian Goldfinger on Building a Personal Injury Case in Ontario
A personal injury case requires a lot of advance planning, practical and sometimes unique design for the case; quality materials in the form of records/reports, along with experienced and skilled lawyers to optimize a superior result on behalf of the client.
How do you measure up?
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) conducts examinations to ensure regulated service providers are meeting their legal obligations. The results for 2017-18 show that compliance rates for the service provider sector are lower than FSCO expects. Generally, other sectors exceed 90 per cent compliance. We believe that over time, service providers will also achieve this same compliance rate.
What Changing the ODSP Definition of Disability Would Mean
On November 22, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced proposed changes to the social assistance system in Ontario. One change would make the ODSP definition of disability more like definitions used in federal government benefit programs.
The WSIB is Denying Most Chronic Mental Stress Claims