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French LPP boosts Ontario’s Francophone community

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) French Law Practice Program (LPP) is a boost to the province’s French-speaking bar and broader francophone community, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

The program, offered by the common law section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, is a recognized alternative route to articling — the 10-month process that traditionally serves as the bridge between law school and licensed practice.

It operates entirely in French — the English-language equivalent LPP is run by Ryerson University in Toronto.

The innovative French program is split into an educational component, where candidates receive training in various areas of practice before a four-month work placement gives them more hands-on practical experience.

“It’s a great program for francophone candidates,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish.

“It’s very important to have an alternative to articling available for French-speaking candidates,” she adds, noting francophone postings are particularly hard to come by.

This post continues here: http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-french-lpp-boosts-ontarios-francophone-community.html.

Webinar: “Legal 101: what you need to know as a small business owner” via Company of Women – Feb 20, 2018

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will host ‘Legal 101: what you need to know as a small business owner’ — a virtual event for women who own small businesses.

On Feb. 20 from 1 – 2 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, and Company of Women will host the webinar which will provide attendees with information on how to protect their businesses and discuss legal requirements that need to be put in place. Participants are encouraged to come with their legal questions.

To register for the event, click here

“Wills and Powers of Attorney” – Ask the Lawyer Day – Brampton Public Library – Gore Meadows – Feb 13/

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Feb. 13 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event takes place at the Brampton Public Library Gore Meadows Branch, 10150 The Gore Rd.

For more information, click here: http://suzannedeliscar.ca/presentations/ask-the-lawyer-program/.

“TOP FAMILY LAW AND ESTATES LAW CASES OF 2017” WEBINARS – JAN 25/18 AND JAN 29/18

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is presenting two online sessions in partnership with ezCPD.ca, which will highlight the top cases of 2017 in both family and estate law.

On Jan. 25 at 1 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will present the Top Family Law Cases of 2017. This one-hour course will look at key decisions from Ontario case law that will have the most impact on family law practice. Course materials will include live links to the cases to be discussed.

Then on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m., Deliscar will offer a one-hour webinar on the Top Estate Law Cases of 2017 at 1 p.m., where she will explore key legal decisions that affect estate law. Course materials will include live links to the cases to be discussed.

Each course is eligible for 60 minutes of Substantive CPD content.

For more information or to register, click here.

Free “Ask the Lawyer” Days on Wills & Estates for Peel Region Libraries – January 2018

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day programming at two Peel Region public libraries this month, to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Jan. 13 from 1 – 3:30 p.m., Deslicar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event will take place at the Mississauga Public Library Central Branch, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. in Mississauga.

On Jan. 31 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Deliscar will present a similar ‘Ask the Lawyer’ program at the Brampton Public Library Chinguacousy Branch, 150 Central Park Dr. (inside the Bramalea Civic Centre).

For more information, click here.

Law school language training would boost bilingualism among judges

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Language training for law students could improve the bilingual capacity of Canada’s Superior Courts, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

The federal government recently released a seven-point plan aimed at boosting the number of judges available to hear cases in either official language.

The plan lays out strategies for verifying and assessing the bilingual ability of judicial applicants, as well as promising to examine language training for current members of the judiciary.

But Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish, says that by the time judges are appointed, it’s often too late to significantly improve their language skills. She notes the government would be better served by making changes to law school curricula.

This post continues here: http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-law-school-language-training-would-boost-bilingualism-among-judges.html

MERRY CHRISTMAS, JOYEUX NOËL, FELIZ NAVIDAD 2017

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Please note that the Brampton and Guelph offices of Deliscar Professional Corporation will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays from December 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018. We will reopen on January 8, 2018. We will have limited access to e-mail and voicemail at that time.

Our Orangeville office will close permanently on December 31, 2017. We thank all of our Orangeville clients for the years of patronage, and invite them to visit us at either our Brampton or Guelph locations

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If you wish to book a free thirty (30) minute initial phone consultation, please use our online booking system on our website at www.suzannedeliscar.ca/ and click on “Schedule a Consultation”. Please note that all initial consultations are conducted by phone.

To book a notarization appointment in Brampton or Guelph, please go to http://www.downtown-notary.ca/book-now-online/.

If you are seeking translation services, please e-mail your documents to sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca in order to receive a quote.

We look forward to providing you with excellent legal and language services in English, Spanish, and French once again in 2018, and thank you for your patronage in 2017.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

Suzanne E. Deliscar, B.A., LL.B
Lawyer-Linguist
Deliscar Professional Corporation

sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca
1-855-941-5522 ext. 2
www.suzannedeliscar.ca

“Managing Difficult Clients: How to Stay Sane” Webinar – December 18, 2017

Posted on: December 16th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

On December 18, 2017, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present an online course aimed at providing counsel with best practices in managing difficult clients.

During the Managing That Difficult Client: How to Stay Sane webinar, presented via ezCPD.ca from 1-2 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will outline the importance of managing expectations, being clear about your role, staying calm and acting in a professional manner at all time.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • why you need to be concerned;
  • knowing what your role is;
  • the importance of documenting everything;
  • staying calm and clear about what you will or will not do for the client; and
  • when to say goodbye (doing nothing is an option.)

The webinar is accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes of CPD content for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s CPD requirements.

For more information or to register, click here.

Language rights pilot should be expanded provincewide

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

An Ottawa pilot project that improved the communication of language rights in civil and criminal matters should be expanded provincewide, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

The provincial government recently released its final report on the Seamless Access to Justice in French pilot project, which ran for 18 months from mid-2015 at the Ottawa courthouse.

The report describes the project as the first time a “collaborative effort has been made in a specific location to enhance access to justice in French and to address potential challenges faced by francophones seeking to access services in French, or to exercise their language rights under the Courts of Justice Act or the Criminal Code of Canada.

“This is really helpful because there is a great deal of confusion among francophone litigants as to what their rights are to service in French,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish.

“There also needs to be education of court staff on these points all over the province because people are not always aware, even in areas with a high volume of French speakers,” she adds.

Much of Deliscar’s practice involves family law matters, and she says French-speaking clients would particularly benefit from some of the ideas developed during the pilot project.

For instance, project staff worked with the providers of the family law mandatory information program, which must be attended by all family law litigants, to include sessions with details on how to request a bilingual proceeding, as well as how to contact a bilingual lawyer.

This post continues at this link: http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-language-rights-pilot-should-be-expanded-provincewide.html.

“ASK THE LAWYER” DAY ON WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF PEEL – November 21, 2017

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at the Alzheimer Society of Peel this month, to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. – noon, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event will take place at 385 Brunel Rd., in Mississauga.

For more information, click here.