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The Use Of Rule 31.06(2) In Medical Malpractice Cases

It has been said many times that the introduction of the Rules of Civil Procedure in January 1985 was designed to broaden the scope of documentary and oral discovery. An important, and perhaps overlooked, facet of the Rules is the right to obtain the identity of persons who might have knowledge of the matters in issue. Rule

Statement of Allan Rouben, Candidate for Bencher

Dear Fellow Members of the Law Society of Upper Canada: I am running for Bencher because I have loved practicing law these last 20 years, and believe I can make an important contribution to the legal profession through service as a Law Society Bencher. I will bring the important perspective of the small practitioner to

Mentorship Comments

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Those sage words are the guiding spirit behind the OTLA mentorship program. There are few things more worthwhile than mentorship. For the mentor, it provides the satisfaction of helping others. For

The Quality of Mercy and the Case of Justice Ted Matlow

Canadians are justifiably proud of the integrity of their judicial officers. The removal of a Federally appointed Superior Court judge for misconduct is exceedingly rare. There has been only one such instance in Canadian history, dating back to 1967. On December 3, 2008, the Canadian Judicial Council, by a vote of 17-4, decided not to