TLA PUBLICATIONS

TLA issues a variety of publications to keep our members current.

The TLA Update:
A weekly e-newsletter, distributed to members and Friends of the TLA. It’s our blast to you featuring important updates from the government, Courts, legislation and the legal community at large. We include our upcoming TLA events - education, social events and training.

TLA Weekly Verdict:
A weekly e-digest of curated legal articles from across the country, delivered right to your inbox. Exclusive to TLA members.

TLA Newsstand:
Powered by Lexology, a biweekly newsfeed tailored to your practice area. Exclusive to TLA members.

Toronto Law Journal:
The TLJ is a juried monthly publication from the TLA, focused on providing practical updates on developments in the law. Each publication contains four concise, well-researched articles designed for busy legal practitioners. The Journal is circulated to the TLA’s membership and then made available on our website. Journal articles are also indexed in the Index to Canadian Legal Literature.  Prospective authors are encouraged to submit articles of between 800 and 1,500 words, with footnoted citations, by email to the  editor-in-chief, David Rankin ( drankin@osler.com ).

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COVID-19 and Court houses

23/09/2020

Our partner, the Federation of Ontario Law Association (FOLA), participates in a weekly meeting with senior courthouse staff (OCJ, SCJ, and Ontario Court of Appeal) to discuss the issues affecting the profession and clients access to justice, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, and will be our voice at the table.

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The High Cost of Low-Cost Online Insurance

21/09/2020

By Lawyers Financial 

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COVID-19 UPDATES FOR LAWYERS

21/09/2020

TLA is monitoring the LSO, MAG and other organizations for updates of particular interest to lawyers, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. While we will provide news in the TLA Update and Friday Focus, all information will be centralized on this page and accessible whenever you need it.

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TLA response to MAG proposal to move to Mandatory Mediation and a One Judge Model

11/09/2020

Submission sent on September 11, 2020 to The Honourable Doug Downey, MPP Attorney General

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TLA response to LSO proposal to remove fee exemption for practitioners over 65 years of age

10/09/2020

Submission sent on September 8, 2020 to James Varro, Director, Office of the CEO and Corporate Secretary, Law Society of Ontario.

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TLA Submission Re: Urgent need for funding for Legal Aid Ontario

04/09/2020

Submission sent on September 3, 2020 to The Honourable David Lametti - Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

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Lawyers, needing lawyers (or students or other juniors).

30/07/2020

By Joan Rataic-Lang, executive director and library director of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

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What a new routine could mean for you

24/07/2020

By Lawyers Financial - We don’t pretend to know what the future holds but we do see some changes to the daily routine that could affect your practice in positive ways.

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TLA Submission to MAG Re: Virtual Commissioning Regulations

23/07/2020

We are in receipt of MAG’s “Proposal to establish a regulatory framework that enables virtual acts of commissioning”, posted on July 14, 2020, and wish to offer some constructive feedback.

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TLA Submissions RE: Possible Amendments to the Courts of Justice Act and Potential Elimination of Civil Jury Trials in Ontario (Your Reference No. M-2020-6430)

16/06/2020

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A Statement of Solidarity in the Wake of Loss

08/06/2020

The Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA) expresses its sorrow and revulsion by recent acts of anti-Black violence across North America.

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Re: Toronto Civil Chambers Appointments and case conferences

12/05/2020

We have received some queries regarding the TLA Special Communication we sent: Toronto Civil Chambers Appointments and Case Conferences.  The response from the Court is as follows.

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COVID-19 and Legal Aid Ontario Update

21/04/2020

All Legal Aid Ontario information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak will be centralized on this page and accessible whenever you need it.

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Legal Industry Facing Sea Change

15/04/2020

By Joan Rataic-Lang, Executive Director/Library Director, Toronto Lawyers Association

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Message from RSJ Firestone

14/04/2020

We are in unprecedented times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the health and safety of all court users and to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus,

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Job searching – We got you covered

14/04/2020

Job Seeker Strategies

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Scheduling in the age of Covid-19

07/04/2020

On March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a Notice to the Profession (the “Notice”)

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Expansion of SCJ’s virtual court operations in each region, effective April 6, 2020

03/04/2020

To protect all court users during the COVID-19 crisis, all but urgent hearings in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) were suspended, effective March 17, 2020.

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Important Notice to Court Users Regarding Ontario Court of Justice Proceedings During COVID-19

30/03/2020

Please see message below and attached Notices on behalf of Chief Justice Maisonneuve sent on March, 28, 2020.

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How to move matters forward in the civil justice system until normal operations are restored – case comment

23/03/2020

By Ranjan Das and Peter Smiley

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*Important message* TLA response to COVID-19 - UPDATE

13/03/2020

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Ontario to Fill Judicial Vacancies Faster

28/02/2020

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Job Searching in 2020 is easier than ever

06/01/2020

Get to the right job faster.

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Do a solid for charity, cue up team for Billiards with the Bar

08/11/2019

Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) executive director Joan Rataic-Lang is hoping those in the legal profession will take the cue and sign up for Billiards with the Bar: Chalk One Up Against Hunger  2019 in support of Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry.

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TLA response to “Putting Drivers First: $2M Catastrophic Impairment Default Benefit Limit” Consultation Paper

17/09/2019

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TLA response to “Putting Drivers First: Care, Not Cash” Consultation Paper

17/09/2019

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Internet Defamation: Observations on Magno v. Balita

03/09/2019

By David Potts, Barrister | On May 23, 2018, Justice Ferguson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision involving a claim for internet defamation or “cyberlibel”.

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Estate and Insurance Planning Impliations of Medical Assistance in Dying

03/09/2019

By Suzana Popovic-Montag and Nick Esterbauer, Hull & Hull LLP | A major turning point with respect to the legality of physician-assisted death (also known as medical assistance in dying, or "MAID" for short) came in 2015 with the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Carter v Canada (Attorney General).  

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Courthouse Library 'data hounds' hunt down research for lawyers

31/08/2019

The Courthouse Library, run by the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), ensures equal access to justice

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TLA courthouse libraries the ‘great equalizer’ for lawyers

17/07/2019

Lawyers looking to do research can find the information and professional support they need at the Toronto Lawyers Association’s Courthouse Library.

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TLA SUBMISSIONS TO LSO PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMITTEE

30/05/2019

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Addressing legal aid cuts, new courthouse top TLA priorities

17/05/2019

As in 1885, when it was founded, a proposed courthouse is again a priority for the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), new TLA president Margaret Waddell says.

Founded as the County of York Law Association, its members at the time pushed for the construction of a new courthouse at what is now Old City Hall, she says. 

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TLA responds to the LSO Access to Justice Consultation

09/05/2019

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'Distinguished' Court of Appeal justice Sharpe to speak at TLA event

02/05/2019

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has secured a dynamic speaker and one of the best legal minds in the province for an upcoming event that promises to be an informative night for members, TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells AdvocateDaily.com

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133rd AGM: Remarks by Dirk Derstine, Outgoing President of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

23/04/2019

This past year has been a very busy one for the TLA. All worked hard to make this one of the most dynamic years in my time at the TLA.

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133rd AGM: Remarks by Joan Rataic-Lang, Executive Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

23/04/2019

Estee Lauder said, “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
I think that should be our moto too.

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New Scales of Justice bike rack

23/04/2019

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TLA honours justice and lawyer during awards gala

05/04/2019

A Supreme Court justice and a lawyer renowned for her commitment to youth in the criminal justice system have been honoured at the Toronto Lawyers Association(TLA) Awards Gala, says executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

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Breaking news for TLA Estate Practitioners

03/04/2019

The Divisional Court has released its decision in the Milne case and has upheld the validity of a basket clause in a primary will. Our cudos and thanks to Ian Hull and Tim Youdan, counsel to TLA as Intervenor, for their tremendous efforts.

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TLA helps lawyers of all ages develop better research skills

01/02/2019

Young lawyers have the most to gain from the Toronto Lawyers Association’s (TLA) practical approach to teaching legal research skills, its executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells AdvocateDaily.com

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TLA collaborating with the NCA Network

02/01/2019

A new collaboration between the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) and the NCA Network promises to bring together a legal community of diverse backgrounds, and educational experiences, says TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

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TLA intervenes in appeal over Superior Court wills decision

21/12/2018

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) is looking forward to an appeal decision that will provide clarity for the Ontario bar and the association's hundreds of members who practise in the estates and trusts area, says executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

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TLA Intervenes in the Milne Appeal in Divisional Court

13/12/2018

On Tuesday December 11, 2018 the TLA was well-represented by Ian Hull and Tim Youdan, who intervened in the Milne Appeal. It was heard by Justices Morocco, Swinton and Sachs in a packed Osgoode Hall courtroom.

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Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot - Police Division

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