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“Ask the Lawyer” Day on Wills & Powers of Attorney – Four Corners – Brampton Public Library – May 17, 2018

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

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 May 17 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 Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen St. E., Brampton.

For more information, click here.

Charges stayed after police breach linguistic rights

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

An Ontario judge’s decision to stay criminal charges against a francophone man because the police failed to serve him in French is a reminder of the importance of linguistic rights, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

The CBC recently reported on the case, which involved a Sudbury, Ont. man arrested in 2016 for impaired driving after registering a blood alcohol three times the legal limit.

Although he could speak English, the man told the news network that he repeatedly asked for the police to communicate with him in French due to the stress of the situation.

The charges were stayed by a judge who found that the police’s failure to accede to his requests resulted in a violation of s. 10(b) of the Charter, the article states.

“This isn’t simply a preference, it’s an entrenched Charter right,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “I frequently tell people to ask about their linguistic rights.”

She says she sees first-hand the effect that a pressurized environment can have on her clients’ language skills.

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“French Legalese for Lawyers” Webinar Series starts April 10, 2018

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is partnering with ezCPD.ca this month to offer a three-part webinar series for lawyers exploring French legalese.

Participants will learn both French and English legal terms, enabling them to work more effectively with French-speaking clients or when clients have French matters. Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will lead this interactive workshop, which includes tests and polls to encourage participant engagement.

At the end of the course, lawyers will have expanded their knowledge and vocabulary of French legal terms to assist in communicating with clients and reading legal documents.

The first session, French Legalese for Lawyers- Civil Litigation, takes place on April 10 from 1-2 p.m.

Then on April 17, French Legalese for Lawyers – Corporate-Commercial takes place from 1-2 p.m.

The third part of the series, French Legalese for Lawyers – Real Estate, takes places on April 24 from 1-2 p.m.

For more information on the webinar series, click here.

“ASK THE LAWYER” DAY ON WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF PEEL – April 10, 2018

Posted on: March 31st, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

On April 10, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program, discussing wills and powers of attorney.

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 from 11 a.m – noon at the Alzheimer Society of Peel, 385 Brunel Rd., Mississauga.

For more information, click here.

Official French version of Constitution long overdue

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

It’s time Canada’s Constitution was made fully bilingual, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

At its recent annual general meeting, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) passed a resolution demanding the federal government enact French versions of portions of the Constitution that never made it onto the statute books.

“It’s a very important issue, and I’m glad the CBA is pushing it,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “It’s a good reminder that the Constitution is a collection of documents, rather than a single one.”

When the Constitution Act, 1982 passed Parliament, s.55 required that French versions of all the documents listed in the schedule “shall be prepared by the Minister of Justice of Canada as expeditiously as possible.”

This post continues at http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-official-french-version-of-constitution-long-overdue.html.

“Ask the Lawyer Day” for Mississauga Public Library – Valley Branch- March 24, 2018

Posted on: March 10th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

On March 24, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program, discussing wills and powers of attorney.

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 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Valley Branch of the Mississauga Public Library1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

For more information, click here.

French LPP boosts Ontario’s Francophone community

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

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.

‘Ask the Lawyer’ day coming to Wellington County- February 23, 2018

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is offering a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program in Wellington County to provide general information on current legal issues.

On Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will be available to answer any legal questions attendees may have.

The event takes place at the East Wellington Community Services, 45 Main St., Erin.

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

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

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: https://suzannedeliscar.ca/presentations/ask-the-lawyer-program/.