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Timely News: Cat Cafés, Straw Bans, and the Accessible Canada Act

Timely News: Cat Cafés, Straw Bans, and the Accessible Canada Act

Here at Share Lawyers, we’re committed to providing the best legal service for our clients. We like to keep up to date on the news, and what’s going on in the world. As such, we’d like to share three news articles. From discrimination at a cat cafe to straws and the dawn of a new age for those living with disabilities, here are three of the stories our clients shared with us this month.     The Dawning of a New Age for Persons With Disabilities in Canada The Toronto Star’s Al Etmanski wrote in July about the potential impact of the Accessible Canada Act and the Senate...
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Supports and Resources For Those With Disabilities

Experiencing the real-life effects of being impacted by a disability can leave someone feeling helpless, isolated, and limited. No one with a disability should feel this way, and although there might be different approaches to everyday tasks, there is help for you. Especially for those whose disability is a newer reality, the Share Lawyers team wants to let you know there are many different resources, communities, and services which can provide you with the support and management you need to lead a full life! Getting Around If your disability prevents you from moving...
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“How Would You Describe Your Share Lawyers Experience In One Word?”

On September 26, 2017, Share Lawyers hosted a client appreciation event at our office on Yonge St. in Toronto. At the event, several clients who have demonstrated a passion for wanting to help others in the Share Lawyers community shared their story on video. With the footage, Share Lawyers has been able to create some videos that showcase their experiences with our company, and also provide advice and guidance to the community at large. Please take a look at one of our videos here! We’re so proud to have represented each of these people. In the coming weeks, you will see...
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How My Law School Experience Shaped My Practice

How My Law School Experience Shaped My Practice

I graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983 – which in some ways feels like yesterday, but is really a long time ago. I entered law school after two years of undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where my studies centred on political science and history. Like for most people who attend university and professional programs in their late teens and early 20s, those were highly impressionable years when we all trying to figure out how we hope and dream that our adult lives will turn out. For me it was no different. Entering law school in the late...
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Law Firm Makes Mediation A Less Stressful Process

Law Firm Makes Mediation A Less Stressful Process

Share Lawyers is focused on Disability Insurance Law. There are a number of paths your case can take: mediation, settlement meetings, discoveries … and it is up to us to help make the process as stress-free as possible. “All members of the Share Lawyers team that we dealt with were excellent in coaching us with realistic expectations. On mediation day a step by step counselling ensured a calm stress free day. Thank you. We had no hesitation going with Share Lawyers due to their experience with Disability Claims. We were not disappointed and would recommend them to...
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Ask A Lawyer: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Your Rights

Ask A Lawyer: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Your Rights

Q: My disability claim, based on a recent diagnosis of OCD, was just denied. I feel so alone. Why would the insurance company do this? A: If your filed a disability claim, for OCD or any other disability, has been denied, you are probably unsure of what to do next. Keep in mind that denying a disability claim is a commonly used tactic by insurance companies. While private insurance companies are tight-lipped about their claim-denial rates, government data offers an insight into the prevalence of the phenomenon. For example, most initial applications to the Canada Pension...