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Firm wins big at Court of Appeal regarding Unclear Employment Agreements

What happens when employers terminate employees and try to rely on unclear written employment contracts? That was the question in Andros v Colliers where our employee client was terminated on the basis of a written employment contract with a questionable termination clause that attempted to severely limit his severance package.

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Patrick James Will Once Again Participate As Visiting Faculty At The University Of Notre Dame Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program

In late February 2019, Patrick James will once again participate as Visiting Faculty as part of the University of Notre Dame’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Course. This prestigious program is regarded by many as one of the top trial advocacy programs in the United States.

Patrick James Appointed To The University Of Ottawa Alumni Advisory Board

Patrick James was recently appointed by Dean Adam Dodek to sit on the University of Ottawa Alumni Advisory Board, which will provide mentorship and advisory support to lawyers in the profession.

CENOBAR PARKER PRESENTED AT THE LAW SOCIETY’S RECENT ‘DRAFTING PLEADINGS: A GUIDE FOR PARALEGALS’

Cenobar Parker presented at the Ontario Law Society on February 26, 2018 on the best practices for drafting pleadings before administrative tribunals and the Small Claims Court.

PATRICK JAMES PARTICIPATES AS VISITING FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL’S INTENSIVE TRIAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM

On February 24th and 25th, 2018, Patrick James participated as Visiting faculty as part of the University of Notre Dame’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Course. This prestigious program is regarded by many as one of the top trial advocacy programs in the United States.

Robert tarantino presented at the recent six-minute employment law conference

On June 20, 2017, Robert Tarantino presented his paper entitled Frustration of Contract in Employment Due to Employee Disability and Illness at the perennially popular Six-Minute Employment Lawyer conference hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Robert was pleased to present his paper alongside esteemed colleagues and friends in the employment bar across Ontario.

On May 30, 2016 Robert Tarantino spoke at the Bike Summit 2016

On May 30, 2016 Robert Tarantino spoke at the Bike Summit 2016 on a panel entitled “Managing Risk and Interpreting the Law”.

On December 16, 2015 Pinto Wray James was delighted to sponsor Eat, Drink and Be Charitable

A holiday fundraiser in support of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The event, which was organized by one of our own associates, Cenobar Parker, was a huge success! With over a 100 young professionals and leaders from across the legal profession in attendance, Cenobar and her co-organizers raised about $8,000 for MSF! PWJ is thrilled to support such a great cause.

PATRICK JAMES APPOINTED CHAIR OF EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE ONTARIO BAR ASSOCIATION’S MAGAZINE

Pinto Wray James LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick James will serve as Chair of the Just. Magazine Editorial Board effective July 1, 2015. Just. is the official magazine of the Ontario Bar Association, shedding light on industry developments and providing a wide range of fresh perspectives on issues that matter to today’s lawyer. It is circulated to 17,000 lawyers, judges, students and law professors across the province of Ontario.

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Cenobar Parker Joins the Pinto Wray James Legal Team

We welcome Cenobar Parker to our legal team of professionals. Cenobar has a vast array of experience and provides advice and assistance to clients in all our practice areas including civil litigation, workplace law, and administrative and regulatory law.
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Good Faith Practices and Bad Faith from Coast to Coast

Niiti Simmonds of Pinto Wray James LLP will be presenting a paper on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s Long Term Disability Conference: Good Faith Practices and Bad Faith from Coast to Coast.
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Big Win For Pinto Wray James LLP

No Contracting out of Limitations Act, 2002 for Group LTD Policies: Ontario Court of Appeal

Kassburg v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2014 ONCA 922, a decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal released on December 29, 2014, represents a big win for Long Term Disability (“LTD”) claimants and provides much needed clarity on the law of limitation periods applicable to group LTD insurance contracts in Ontario.