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Workshop to outline guidelines, policies protecting students

Education lawyer Sheila MacKinnon will present a workshop on the regulations and policies in place to protect students at the upcoming Ontario Public School Boards’ Association annual general meeting.

On June 12 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., MacKinnon, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP, will present the ‘How are School Boards Protecting Students’ workshop, which will review and examine some of the numerous guidelines, regulations, policies and legislation in place. MacKinnon will also discuss the top-10 lessons learned from the most recent school closing case.

The annual general meeting will run from June 11 to 13 at Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, located at 220 Mountain Dr. in Collingwood.

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Posted May 20, 2015 0 comments 0 recommendations

Decision provides clarity for condo arbitration appeals

Decision provides clarity for condo arbitration appeals, A recent Superior Court of Ontario decision provides guidance on the appropriate standard of review of an arbitrator’s decision in the context of an award held pursuant to the Condominium Act, says Toronto condo lawyer Armand Conant. 

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Posted April 13, 2015 0 comments 0 recommendations

Empathy, boundaries can go a long way with difficult clients. Shibley Righton's Deborah Howden says in a recent Lawyers Weekly article

Deborah Howden says a client who veers into abusive or mean-spirited territory often is reacting to other things happening in their lives. She says it’s important for a lawyer to be genuinely empathetic and supportive, while making it clear that abuse will not be tolerated. Be calm and professional when making this point, she advises, so that the behaviour neither continues nor escalates. 

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