Welcome Home to Browne & Associates Legal Services Professional Corporation

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TO READERS:  STAY TUNED FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF OUR NEW ASSOCIATES AND STAFF IN THE FIRM OF BROWNE & ASSOCIATES LEGAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION.  BRINGING PEOPLE ON BOARD TO PROVIDE MORE SERVICES IN VARIOUS AREAS OF LAW TO MEET YOUR NEEDS!  THEIR PICS AND BIOS WILL BE ADDED BEFORE THE END OF MARCH 2019.   […]

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CONTRACT PARALEGAL OPPORTUNITY

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Browne & Associates Legal Services Professional Corporation is growing again … We have a Contract Paralegal Opportunity MUST BE:  Licensed and in good standing with Law Society of Ontario Able to work out of our downtown St. Catharines office Comfortable with the use of technology Can work as part of Team and enjoy a relaxed […]

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Avoid Costly Errors at Your Next Eviction Hearing

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What Often Happens at Hearings I sit as an observer at the Landlord and Tenant Board.  I often do this when waiting for one of our firm’s cases. Today’s hearing blocks were for matters of arrears of rent.  On rent arrears days, landlords often try to do ‘self-help’.  That is, I see many of them […]

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Landlord and Tenant Matters (General)

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What is the Landlord and Tenant Board Like many of Ontario’s administrative tribunals, the Landlord and Tenant Board has a direct impact on the lives of many people.  Its functions include arbitrating disputes between landlords and tenants, governing over rent increases and enforcing the Residential Tenancies Act.  This Board stands out more than most of […]

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The New Standard Lease for Residential Tenancies- Additional Terms for use

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How the Standard Lease came to be…. The New Standard Lease, a solution in search of a problem, came into being April 30, 2018.   For most folk in the industry, Landlords and Tenants alike, this was not an issue. It wasn’t a pressing issue, it just wasn’t an issue at all. Industry players and pundits alike […]

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Resource – Sample Additional Clauses for the Standard Lease for Landlords and Tenants

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Sample Additional Terms for potential use in Section 15 of the Standard Lease,  Residential Landlord and Tenant issues in Ontario PLEASE NOTE – legal disclaimer, these are sample clauses designed to demonstrate the types of clauses that can be used to upgrade and personalize the Standard Lease.  The sample clauses do not and are not […]

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Workplace Bullying/Harassment: What Is It and What Can You Do?

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 Introduction If you are reading this, you might be wondering if what you are experiencing can be considered “workplace harassment” or “workplace bullying”. Most of us heard about it discussed in the news, reports of people getting charged with harassing somebody they worked with, or heard others complain about getting “harassed” at work. Maybe you […]

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The Art of Written Communications with the Court

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or Why you want to hire Browne and Associates Legal Services Prof Corp to draft your claim/defence/motion! Pleadings are often mentioned in legal proceedings, mostly giving rise to a perplexed look from the individuals involved in pursuing the legal action. What is a “pleading” and why does it matter? Do you want one, and what […]

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Why use Paralegals? Should Paralegals be in Family Law?

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At the present time, paralegals are not involved in Family Law matters.  However, an ongoing crisis has been noted in Family Law,  approximately 60% of people in family court have no legal representation. At their most vulnerable, the legal system is failing the average person in Ontario.  In response, the Attorney General and the Law Society […]

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