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Jan
22
2024

Krystyne Rusek co-authors article, “You’re Going to Court In Person?!! An update on courtroom technology from your Section Technology Liaisons”

Krystyne Rusek, counsel with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, and with the assistance of Matthew Bradley, co-authored the article, “You’re Going to Court In Person?!! An update on courtroom technology from your Section Technology Liaisons” for the Ontario Bar Association. The article explores the gradual return back to in-person hearings and how lawyers are expected to use technology, with pointers on how to avoid disruptions and pitfalls.

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Jan
22
2024

Krystyne Rusek moderates panel, “Will Validation, Substantial Compliance and Electronic Documents: Updates and Future Changes”

Posted in SNF News

On February 8, 2024, Krystyne Rusek, counsel at Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, is moderating a panel for the Ontario Legal Conference: Family, Estates and Real Estate Law. Krystyne will moderate the panel on “Will Validation, Substantial Compliance and Electronic Documents: Updates and Future Changes” with Liza Saad, Tupman & Bloom LLP, and Demetre Vasilounis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. The panel will address how the law has developed since the Succession Law Reform Act was amended in January 2022 to permit judges to validate wills that are non-compliant with formal requirements under the Act.

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Sep
15
2023

Allison Speigel and Krystyne Rusek Serve on the OBA Executive

Posted in SNF News

Speigel Nichols Fox LLP would like to congratulate Allison Speigel and Krystyne Rusek who will serve the Ontario Bar Association in various roles for the 2023-2024 year. Allison Speigel will act as the Public Affairs Liaison for the Civil Litigation Section Executive and Krystyne Rusek will act as the Technology Liaison for the Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive.

Their dedication and involvement ensure that our profession, clients, and the justice system will be better served. To learn more about the OBA please visit here: https://www.oba.org/Advocacy/About

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Aug
29
2022

Kim Ferreira and Dora Konomi Discuss ‘Following the File’ for the Peel Law Association

Posted in SNF News

Kim Ferreira, a partner at SNF, and Dora Konomi, an associate at SNF, gave a presentation on file organization in the Civil Bar for the Peel Law Association’s Continuing Professional Development program. Kim and Dora highlighted how to prepare a file for filing, what goes on inside a filing office, and how to compose a file for CaseLines.

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Aug
29
2022

Dora Konomi Examines Using Technology to Sharpen Courtroom Advocacy

Posted in SNF News

Dora Konomi, an associate at SNF, gave a presentation on elevating courtroom advocacy for The Advocates’ Society’s Technology for Litigators program. OBA civil participants commended Dora on her use of technology as a tool in the courtroom and her deliverance of practical information that can be implemented quickly.

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Aug
29
2022

Dora Konomi Selected as Greek America’s Forty Under 40

Dora Konomi, an associate at SNF, was named as one of Greek America’s Forty Under 40 for the year of 2020. Greek America is an international foundation that recognizes, honours, and celebrates the brightest and most successful members of the Greek diaspora who excel not only professionally but also philanthropically. As a member of the Forty Under 40 Class of 2020, Dora is in the company of fellow young professionals, changemakers, and community leaders.

Dora is an active member of Canada’s Hellenic community. Notably, she hosts an award-winning radio show and spearheads the Agape Greek Radio Music & Fashion Show, which fundraises for charities and promotes local Greek-Canadian artists. Dora is also an ambassador for the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF).

SNF associate, Dora Konomi, holding an award at Greek America's Forty Under 40.

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Aug
29
2022

Dora Konomi Named Young Advocates Standing Committee Member

Dora Konomi, an associate at SNF, was selected as a Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC) member for 2022-2023. Dubbed “The Voice for Young Advocates,” the committee’s mandate is to represent advocates ten years of call or fewer by providing them with access to a community of peers and colleagues, and a platform within the society. As part of YASC, Dora looks forward to planning interactive events for young counsel to engage with the bench, senior lawyers, and their peers.

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Aug
29
2022

Kim Ferreira Wins Professional Excellence Award from Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business Professionals

Kim Ferreira, a partner at SNF, received the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals’ (FPCBP) Professional Excellence Award. For this award, Kim was celebrated at a gala dinner that recognized Portuguese heritage and success. The award honours an individual who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the provision of services while contributing to the Portuguese-Canadian community.

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Jul
22
2022

Vanguard Legal Magazine’s Article: “Chris Moran — Maple Reinders: Building the Foundation of Trust in Order to Rise”

SNF is proud to partner with and recognize the achievements of Chris Moran and the whole Maple Reinders team.

Read the article here.

Screenshot of Vanguard Legal Magazine's website with article on Chris Moran and Maple Reinders.

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May
03
2021

Insurance Coverage in CCDC Contracts

Posted in Construction, SNF News

For the GCs among you:

We have a new CCDC41 2020. You may think it applies only to a CCDC2 2020 form of contract, but you would be wrong. For example, section 11.1.1 of CCDC2 2008 states:

… the Contractor shall provide, maintain and pay for the following insurance coverages, the minimum requirements of which are specified in CCDC 41 – CCDC Insurance Requirements in effect at the time of bid closing

Section 11.1.1 of CCDC5B 2010 is identical and, I expect, all the other CCDC contracts are the same or similar. The point is: subject to any supplementary conditions, CCDC41 2020 governs insurance regardless which CCDC form of contract you use.

The insurance coverage in CCDC 41 increases most limits from $5mil to $10mil. The extra premium should be included in your tenders and your insurance coverage should comply.

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