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“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.

Language rights at the heart of revamped Court Challenges Program

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

The return of the Court Challenges Program (CCP) is “extremely welcome,” Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Canadian Lawyer magazine recently reported that the University of Ottawa was selected to administer the updated federal program following its cancellation back in 2006 during former prime minister Stephen Harper’s first term in office.

In its new format, the CCP will provide financial assistance to Canadians who want to start or take part in test cases involving official language rights and human rights issues that have yet to be heard by a court.

Of the CPP’s $5-million annual budget, $1.5 million has been allocated exclusively to the clarification of language rights.

“There is a great amount of confusion as to what rights people have with regard to services in either of the official languages,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish.

“Many people have no idea, so it’s important to be able to inform the general public, and also the legal profession, about these issues,” she adds.

This article continues here: http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-language-rights-at-the-heart-of-revamped-court-challenges-program.html

ONLINE COURSES TACKLE LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE AND CONTRACTS WEBINARS FOR LINGUISTS – NOVEMBER 16 & 23, 2017

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will share her insights on the language of legal correspondence and contracts with linguists via a two-part webinar series in November.

The first session, The Language of Legal Correspondence: Reading and Understanding Legal Communications, will be held Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

In this advanced course, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will analyze the structure of legal correspondence to assist legal translators. The webinar is designed for experienced translators who will learn how to draft legal correspondence in their target language(s).

The course will include instruction on: how to effectively frame and organize legal writing; basic grammar and style rules such as using correct grammar to enhance clarity; using plain language; complex language structures in legal documents; the use of the passive voice; reported speech and common collocations in legal discourse; prepositions; and the structuring of pleadings, advice letters, legal opinions, letters-before-action, reports, memorandums, emails and legal briefs.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify the various standard components in legal correspondence.

The second part of the series, The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts, will take place on Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. This two-hour course will dissect the standard clauses and terminology found in contracts, as well as analyze the structure of contracts to assist legal translators.

The course will include instruction on: the language of contracts, reading and understanding contracts and standard contract clauses; effectively using shall, shall not, must and will; words and phrases that don’t belong in legal documents; archaic terms in legal English (hereinafter, therein, etc.) and other terms of reference and word formation; keeping contract provisions readable and clear (reducing average sentence length); how to organize a contract and use definitions effectively; and identifying conditional contract clauses.

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to identify the various standard clauses in a contract.

The language of legal correspondence and contracts webinars have each been approved for two American Translators Association Continuing Education points. Each two-hour course is US$99, however, special bundle pricing of US$178 is available for early registrants.

Registration links for both courses can be accessed here.

“MAKE A WILL MONTH” PRESENTATION AT BRAMPTON PUBLIC LIBRARY – Cyril Clark BRANCH – NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will share her insights into wills and powers of attorney at an upcoming session at the Brampton Public Library.

On Nov. 7, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will discuss the reasons why you need a will, updating your current will, probate-free planning, the do’s and don’ts of joint accounts, powers of attorney, and more.

The event will run from 1 – 3 p.m. at the library’s Cyril Clark Branch, located at 20 Loafers Lake Lane in Brampton.

“Make a Will Month” Presentation at Toronto Public Library – Fairview Branch – November 1, 2017

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at the Toronto Public Library this month, to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario as part of the “Make a Will Month” speaker series presented in partnership by the Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Public Library.

On Nov 1. 23 from 1 PM – 3 PM, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have a will, what are powers of attorney and why they are important, and how having a will and powers of attorney can help you and your family.

The event will take place at the Toronto Public Library, Fairview Branch, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, Ontario CANADA.

For more information, click here.

FREE! “Estate Planning Strategies” Information Session by Deliscar Professional Corporation and Scotiabank at 10C – Oct 30/17

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will share some estate planning strategies at an upcoming event in Guelph, presented in partnership with Scotiabank St. George’s Square.

On Oct. 30 from 1-3 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will join Scotiabank investment specialist Michael Appleton to discuss the key components of estate planning and how it can play an important role in an overall financial plan.

The event will be held in The Heritage Room, 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden St. in Guelph. Refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited — for registration information, click the image below.

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“Ask the Lawyer” Day on Wills and Powers of Attorney for Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington – October 23, 2017

Posted on: October 21st, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

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

On Oct. 23 from 10 – 11:30 a.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 will take place at 104 Dawson Rd. Unit 102, in Guelph.

For more information, click here.

More training needed before paralegals can practise family law

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

Paralegals would need additional training before taking on any family law work, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

In a report released earlier this year, former Ontario Court chief justice Annemarie Bonkalo recommended that paralegals be allowed to provide legal services in certain family law matters without the supervision of lawyers as part of a broader effort to boost access to justice.

Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish, says paralegals provide useful assistance to clients in areas of law where they are allowed to practice, such as in small claims court and for non-indictable criminal matters.

“When you’re getting into the domain of family law, it is a vast area, and there are many more nuances to it than some other areas of practice,” she says. “They would need some kind of training if they were to be allowed into court.

“It would be a steep learning curve for any paralegal, even one that has been in practice for a number of years, because this is an area they are not currently allowed to work in,” Deliscar adds.

Bonkalo’s report suggests that limited use of “properly trained and regulated” paralegals would be better than no representation in cases involving custody, access, simple child support, restraining orders, and simple and joint divorces without property.

This post continues at: http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-more-training-needed-before-paralegals-can-practise-family-law.html

Suzanne Deliscar to Share Insights in OBA Panel Discussion for “Enterprising Lawyer” Program- October 4, 2017

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will share her insights in a panel discussion about launching your own practice at an upcoming Ontario Bar Association (OBA) “Enterprising Lawyer” program.

On Oct. 4, “Module 4 — keys to launching your own practice,” part of the OBA’s “Enterprising lawyer: taking care of business series A: starting your own firm” program will explore a practical “how-to” approach to setting up the essential building blocks of a practice.

Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, and her fellow panellists will discuss topics such as LSUC bookkeeping rules for lawyers engaging in real estate, corporate-commercial, family law and commercial litigation, a detailed risk analysis of how and when you can or should charge contingency fees, various types of LawPro coverage that you need for your practice and how transaction levies work. Speakers will also participate in a candid Q&A session.

The session will run from 6 – 8 p.m, including the Q&A period, at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events, located at 20 Toronto St., 2nd floor, in Toronto, or via live webcast.

For more information, click here.

“Ask the Lawyer Day” on Family Law for Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women – October 3, 2017

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

On Oct. 3, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at the Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women discussing family law in Ontario.

From 11 a.m. – noon, Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on the family law process, how to resolve disputes, the steps in the court process and how to find help.

The event will take place at 2350 Finch Ave. W., Unit D, in Toronto.

For more information, click here.