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We are hearing about more and more cases where the time limitations for filing have lapsed due to a failure by a plaintiff’s legal representative to meet deadlines. Claimants should stay informed of what is happening with their files and forms and ask the questions about filing dates and limitations. Please see some of the decisions and articles listed at the bottom of this page for details

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Fifteen per-cent contingency fee cap won’t cover lawyers’ costs

A 15-per-cent cap on contingency fees could harm accident victims by driving plaintiffs’ lawyers out of the business, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Victoria Boddy.

Earlier this year, Toronto MPP Mike Colle introduced a private member’s bill, the Personal Injury and Accident Victims Protection Act, that, if passed, would enact amendments to Ontario’s Solicitors Act and its Law Society Act to limit lawyers’ fees to 15 per cent of the total settlement received by their personal injury clients. The bill, which passed first reading in the provincial legislature, would also ban referral fees paid between lawyers for files.

http://www.advocatedaily.com/victoria-boddy-fifteen-per-cent-contingency-fee-cap-wont-cover-lawyers-costs.html

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Practical Strategies Webinar: June 1st In Review

Thursday, June 1 , 2017 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This webinar is FREE

This Practical Strategies webinar is designed to provide health care professionals and lawyers with important updates on the law. This webinar is hosted by a panel of experienced personal injury lawyers, and health care providers. The goal of this webinar is to keep you informed and up to date.

https://pialaw.ca/news-events/events/practical-strategies-webinar-june1st-in-review/

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Legal clinic offers services to less fortunate

SIMCOE – The Community Legal Clinic of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk has been offering free legal services for decades in Brantford and area to those who can’t afford a lawyer.

Perhaps lesser known are the same services offered for more than 12 years to Haldimand and Norfolk residents from the legal clinic’s satellite offices in Simcoe and Dunnville.

http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2017/05/15/legal-clinic-offers-services-to-less-fortunate

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Does Law School Make People Into Jerks?

Enough about my law school going down the chute. I’m tired of writing about it, and I’m sure you are tired reading about it. The fat lady hasn’t sung yet so the story isn’t over, but it’s time to move on to other things. Suffice it to say that there are very cranky Whittier alumni and current students who justifiably have their hair on fire.

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/does-law-school-make-people-into-jerks/

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LSUC Responds to Criticisms of Referral Fee Practices

Recent news articles that featured the referral fee practices of a select few personal injury legal firms have cast a negative light on personal injury lawyers specifically, but on lawyers as a whole. In response to the widespread criticisms made in the press, by the government, and the public of these few large corporations the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has undertaken a careful review of the situation, and in my opinion they have reacted in a fair and measured way.

https://www.deutschmannlaw.com/blog/post/lsuc-responds-to-criticisms-of-referral-fee-practices

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