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Year in review – Iler Campbell LLP – 2020

December 23rd, 2020 by Iler Campbell LLP

2020 began like a normal year. We were gearing up for our regular work, conferences, vacations, and personal milestones.   Suddenly we were thrust with our clients and the rest of the world into uncharted waters. Like everyone else, we started “pivot”, “social distance”, “mask‑up”, “zoom”, and, of course, figure out how to work mostly from our home offices. Continue reading “Year in review – Iler Campbell LLP – 2020”

New normal – same commitments

April 9th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Most of us at Iler Campbell LLP are completing our fourth week of working from home.  We are pleased and proud to have found new ways to support our clients’ legal needs and to communicate among ourselves.  We are grateful for the patience you have shown us as we become familiar with new technologies, work in spaces that were designed for other purposes, and for some, grapple with the now increased demands of our home lives.

We know that you are all doing the same.   We’re all saying it – this is a marathon, not a sprint.  Continue reading “New normal – same commitments”

Legal issues to keep in mind as we navigate uncharted waters

March 24th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

We are living in very unusual times. While we have adopted a physical distancing policy with many of us working from our home offices, we are very much up and running, ready to serve client needs.

In the last few days, we have been asked a variety of questions that, frankly, are new to us. We know that you are struggling with them too. This article attempts to highlight some of the issues that you may already have faced or may be facing tomorrow. Remember, if or when these issues arise, we are here for you.

We’ve tried to group them according to legal topic. Some of these will relate to you and some not. There is no legal advice in this blog. Just information that might help you know when it’s time to call for assistance. Continue reading “Legal issues to keep in mind as we navigate uncharted waters”

Looking back on 2019 and wishing you a happy holidays and new year!

December 23rd, 2019 by Iler Campbell

This year we walked, talked, listened, made big plans, passed big milestones and big tests, and welcomed new life into the world. Read on to see what we got up to in 2019.

We’ve put together a little website looking back on 2019. Check it out!

Meet Karly Wilson – our articling student

October 30th, 2019 by Iler Campbell

Karly Wilson

By now, many of our clients will have had the opportunity to work with our articling student, Karly Wilson. Karly started with us in July and her articling term runs until May next year. Readers of our blog may also recognize her name as the author of our August article on prison reform. We’ll let Karly introduce herself in her own words:

I’ve always wanted to help people, and my ability to do so with just an English degree was a bit limited, so I went to law school.

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Fall Event Roundup

October 1st, 2019 by Iler Campbell

While the warm weather makes it hard to believe we’re into fall, we are certainly into the full swing of fall activity.

In September, we were pleased to attend two 25th anniversary parties for housing co‑ops – one in Whitby and another in Pickering. So great to see co‑ops do what they do best – celebrate strong, inclusive community.

In late September, we also delivered an IC Education workshop for housing co‑ops. We were delighted to have Alterna Savings and Credit Union  sponsor the event, allowing co‑ops to attend for free. Thanks to the Central Ontario Co‑operative Housing Federation (COCHF) for co‑organising this with us. Although it was held at a co‑op in Waterloo and many attendees were from COCHF co‑ops, we were delighted to have people attend from Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, Peel Region and the Niagara Peninsula. If you have ideas about in‑person training and have the space to accommodate it, please be in touch. If we can find a way to deliver training in a way that is cost‑effective for you, we will.

ONPHA has its annual conference, themed “Owning our Future”, on Nov 1‑3 in Toronto. Iler Campbell lawyers are honoured to be on the program a few times: on Friday, Nov 1, Safia Lakhani will help housing providers understand their current obligations to their employees; and Celia Chandler will be part of a panel discussing medical assistance in death and how that relates to housing. On Saturday, Nov 2, Michael Hackl will pair up with another housing lawyer to discuss cannabis in housing; and Celia will return to the conference to offer thoughts on Building Successful Tenancies and Strong Communities with two community mediators.

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