News Archives for ‘In the Media’

Welcome to the team, Lori Dubin

Lori studied for her LLB at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduated in 2003 and was called to the bar after a year of Articling for a prominent Toronto firm. She’s trained new lawyers at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program, acted as an articling principle, adjunct professor at various institutions, and commentator on Court TV Canada. Lori is an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association.

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OCLF & OAFM Conference Speaker

Russell Alexander will be presenting at the OCLF & OAFM joint conference alongside Jason Kwiatkowski, Carrie Heinzl, and Carolyn McAlpine. The conference will take place at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario from May 2nd to 4th, 2019. Read the workshop speaker bios on Russell Alexander and other conference workshop presenters online.

Previous Conference Workshops by Russell Alexander:

Saving The Golden Goose, IACP – Seattle, Washington

How To Use Technology To Improve Your Family Law Practice, LSO – Toronto, Ontario

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New Article Published on MyKawartha.com – Ownership of Property Revealed to Spouse After 20 Years

Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset?  And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?

Just prior to their marriage, the husband had bought the property, and led the wife to believe it was owned by a development corporation that had been set up.  In reality, he put title in his own name – a fact he did not reveal in his sworn affidavits and financial statements.

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New Article Published on DurhamRegion.com – Can Someone With Chronic Alcoholism Make a Valid Will?

Did Testator’s Chronic Alcoholism Affect His Ability to Make a Valid Will?

In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision involving a Wills and Estates matter, one of the main questions was whether the testator – a man named Jack – was so impacted by his chronic alcoholism and the after-effects of a heart attack that he did not have the legal capacity to validly make the Will that entirely excluded his wife Loretta.

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The Conundrum of the Difficult Client – Slaw

 

Cited by John-Paul Boyd in Slaw, “Russell Alexander posted some comments yesterday on the recent decision in Kirby v Kirby that has given me pause for thought. As Alexander describes things, this case required an almost inconceivable 17 years to get to a final order, including a 10-day trial, due in part to the wife’s lack of representation.” Read full article heremore »