Law Talk Archive

Law Talk is a series of legal information columns written by students at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law who volunteer in the Community Legal Services and Pro Bono Students Canada programs under the supervision of Faculty Advisor (and Community Law School's Legal Education Coordinator) Margaret Capes. These columns originally appeared in the student newspapers at Western and at Fanshawe College. Given the timeliness of the topics, we thought that they may be of interest and assistance to our Community Law School readers.

The Ins and Outs of Credit: Consumer Reporting Agencies

Law Talk February, 2013 The Ins and Outs of Credit: Introduction to Consumer Reporting Agencies Have you ever wondered why you were turned down for that credit card or new car loan? Your credit information as reported by a credit reporting age

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The Trial

January 2012 On TV, someone is charged with a crime, hires a lawyer, goes to trial, and is acquitted all in the same time it takes to make a President's Choice lasagne. While you do have a right to a speedy trial in Canada, the process is a little

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The Trial

January 2012 On TV, someone is charged with a crime, hires a lawyer, goes to trial, and is acquitted all in the same time it takes to make a President's Choice lasagne. While you do have a right to a speedy trial in Canada, the process is a littl

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Unfair Practices under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

  Law Talk September, 2013  Unfair Practices under the Consumer Protection Act Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (CPA) covers most consumer agreements for goods and services worth $50 or more, if at least one of the part

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Watch Your Step on the Internet!

Law Talk May, 2013 Watch Your Step on the Internet! As almost anyone with an internet connection and an email address can attest, internet scams are distressingly common. Internet thieves, who may be located anywhere in the world, take million

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