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  • What does a user-centred court form look like?

    In the article “What does a user-centered eviction court summons look like?”, Margaret Hagan answers this question. Her analysis can be applied to most court forms. The key design principles outlined are as follows: Have a clear visual hierarchy. Put the first and second most important information i … Read more »

  • Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario

    Heather Douglas Law is happy to announce the publication of Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario. It is an online textbook, published by CanLII. Heather Douglas co-authored two chapters in the esteemed online textbook. The chapters are: Rules of Civil Procedure Chapter, General Matters, Rule 2 – … Read more »

  • Why do Similar Legal Cases Have Different Outcomes?

    Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The doctrine of stare decisis asks judges to treat like cases alike. “The term comes from the Latin phrase stare decisis et non quieta movere, which means ‘to stand by decisions, and not to disturb settled points’”. –  The Honourable Justice Malcolm Rowe and Leanna Kat … Read more »

  • The Tort of Internet Harassment

      Nowadays, a person’s life can be turned upside down by a comment made on the internet. Just ask Harvey Weinstein. Despite the power of the internet, we are just beginning to regulate it. In Ontario, the laws regarding decorum on the internet are in their infancy. The law on internet harassment has … Read more »

  • Addressing the Backlog in the Courts in Ontario

    Addressing the Backlog in the Courts In the article” Ontario Civil Justice Reform in the Wake of COVID-19: Inspired or Institutionalized?” by Suzanne E. Chiodo, Professor Chiodo remarks that “Ontario’s justice system is already facing an overwhelming backlog, and the courts’ inability to function at … Read more »