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Ad & Marketing Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Misleading Advertising and Labeling Know your rights. The Competition Act provides criminal and civil remedies and prohibits false advertising claims or misleading representations and deceptive marketing practices. It also prohibits making false or misleading ordinary selling price representations, or  claims which are not based on adequate and proper tests, any misleading warranties and guarantees, untrue testimonials, bait and switch selling, double ticketing and the sale of a product above its advertised price.

Energy Oil & Gas  Lawyer Referral  Service >>

Canadian energy and natural resource laws govern the use and taxation of renewable and non-renewable energy.

Entertainment Lawyer Referral Service >>

Entertainment and Media law involves intellectual property law for example, trademarks and copyright. Entertainment law also usually deals with employment law, labor law, contract law, torts, bankruptcy law, immigration, International law securities law, agency, right of privacy, defamation, advertising, security interests.

Mergers and Acquisitions Law >>

Mergers and acquisitions deal with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies are part of a strategic management, corporate finance and management program.

What is Administrative Law? Canadian administrative law deals with the actions and operations of governments and governmental agencies.

Motor Vehicle Lawyer Referral Service >>

Our motor vehicle law referral service will find you the best motor vehicle lawyers or law firm. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident ask our motor vehicle law lawyer for help. Have you been arrested or charged? CanLaw will locate the best  defence lawyer in motor vehicle law or the best criminal law firm to defend you.

Environmental Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Environmental law regulates the impact of human activities on the environment. Environmental law covers a broad range of activities that affect air, water, land, flora or fauna.

Municipal Law Lawyers Referral Service >>

Municipal Law is the law specific to a particular city or county (known legally as a "municipality"), and the government bodies within those cities or counties. This can include police power, zoning, education policies, and property taxes.

Banking Lawyer Referral Service >>

If you have a problem with lenders like banks, credit unions, insurance companies and pension funds, our Banking Law legal services referral service will find you the best Banking Law Services available.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency Lawyer Referral Service >>

To get detailed information about filing an assignment in bankruptcy or a consumer proposal contact a bankruptcy trustee and discuss your options. The discussions will be confidential and not show on your credit report unless you file. There is usually no cost for a consultation and no obligation to proceed with bankruptcy.

Estate Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Wills and Estates. Planning ahead with respect to your personal affairs can save your family problems and expense. Talk to an estates lawyer now. Estate law regulates wills, trusts, probate and other matters related to the management of another's property. Your estate is your net worth at any point in time alive or dead. It is the sum of your assets, legal rights, interests and/ or entitlements to property of any kind , less all your liabilities at that time. especially on a question of bankruptcy and/or death of a person.

Native & Aboriginal Lawyer Referral Service >>

Native & Aboriginal Law legal services referral service will find you the best Aboriginal Legal Services available.  Find a first nations land management act LAWYER. If you've got any type of legal or aboriginal rights problem you need a top ranked Aboriginal Legal Services lawyer.

Natural Resource Energy Lawyer Referral Service >>

Canadian energy and natural resource laws govern the use and taxation of renewable and non-renewable energy. It deals with the area of natural resources, energy and environmental law, and facilitates collaboration and interaction with related disciplines, institutions, governments, the legal profession and the community.

Business Lawyer Referral Service  >>

What is Business Law? Business law applies to the rights, relations and conduct of companies and or persons carrying on commerce, trade, merchandising,  services and sales.

Family Lawyer Referral  Service  >>

Family law lawyers deal with family matters and domestic relations, including divorce, marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships and the like. This includes separations, divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards. It can also deal with paternity testing and paternity fraud. Paternity should never be taken for granted.

Pensions & Benefits Lawyer Referral Service >>

Pension law is heavily regulated and very complex. Pension regulation in Canada falls mostly within provincial jurisdiction. You really need a lawyer's guidance.

Civil Litigation Lawyer Referral Service   >>

UPDATED13 Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions

Class Actions Lawyer Referral Service >>

A class action is a lawsuit in which one or several persons sue on behalf of a larger group of persons. While class action lawsuits can vary widely, two factors are almost always present for every class action The basic reasons for the law suit are common to all members of the class. There are so many people wanting to sue that it is not practical to bring them all before the court.

Collections Lawyer Referral Service  >>

What to do when the Collection Agency calls. A debt collection lawyer is an individual licensed to practice law who primarily focuses on helping others collect debts. CanLaw also posts the best collections law and credit law lawyer directory in Canada including all credit law lawyers

Computer Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Computer law relates to issues such as Internet law and the patent and copyright aspects of computer technology, intellectual property rights, copyright, piracy and software. Computer law deals with the special conditions relating to the use of computers, as in computer crime or software copyright.

Condominium Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Have conditions, covenants, and restrictions that govern how the individual unit owners are to share the space. In addition, unit owners are responsible for all maintenance, repairs and upkeep of the building, the property, and all common areas. Condo owners who fall behind on maintenance payments and such can be forced to sell and move.

Constitutional Lawyer Referral Service  >>

All laws of Canada, provincial and federal, must conform to the Constitution, the Charter of Rights. Any laws inconsistent with the Constitution have no force or effect. However it can take years for a law to be overturned and many people languish in jail waiting for a ruling.

Construction Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Construction Law governs all aspects of the legal process, from the initial bidding on the project, to the negotiation including all contracts, agreements and warranties. If workers are injured, workers’ compensation law is also a subset of construction law.

Consumer Protection Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Credit reporting agencies must collect, maintain and report your credit and personal information in a responsible manner Payday Loans Acts provides rights when you borrow from a payday loan shark. Cooling-off periods come under Consumer Protection laws Generally it is illegal for a business or individual to give you false information about themselves or the product or service they offer.

General Practice Lawyer Referral Service >>

General practice lawyers do not limit their law practice or specialty to one particular area of law. Instead the lawyer practices law in several areas such as family law, accident and personal injury law, criminal law, litigation, bankruptcy, business law, estate planning, insurance law, and real estate.

Health Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Health law covers a large number of legal areas, including malpractice, ethics, criminal law, administrative law, privacy, civil rights, reproductive rights, constitutional law, and statutory drafting and interpretation

Human Rights Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Human Rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. The right to life and liberty, civil, political rights, freedom of thought, freedom of speech/expression, equality before the law, social, cultural. economic  rights, the right to education, a right to food, and a right to work.

Immigration Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Canada needs a flood of immigrants Immigration and citizenship. Apply to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection.

Incorporation Lawyer Referral Service >>

CanLaw's  Incorporation Law referral service will find you the best Incorporate Divorce lawyer or law firm. If you've got any type of corporation problem you need a top ranked Incorporation Law lawyer. CanLaw will refer you to the right Incorporation Law lawyers.

Insurance Lawyer Referral Service >>

Insurance law deals with insurance obviously. This includes insurance policies and claims. here are three major areas, regulation of the business of insurance regulation of the content of insurance policies, especially consumer policies regulation of claim handling.

Intellectual Property Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Intellectual property law refers to protecting creations of the mind. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada

International Lawyer Referral Service  >>

International law is the body of rules established by custom or treaty and recognized by nations as binding in their relations with one another.

 Personal Injury Lawyer Referral Service  >>

If you are seeking a slip and fall lawyer , our Toronto Personal Injury referral service will find you the best Toronto wrongful death lawyer or law firm. If you've got any type of legal problem you need a top ranked Toronto medical malpractice lawyer.

Real Estate Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Real estate law covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent man made additions attached to it. This includes deeds and mortgages as well as the right to hold interests in real property, permissible interests in real property, relations between owners. owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations, the transfer of interests in real property, and real property financing.

Securities Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Canadian securities regulation is managed through laws and agencies established by Canada's 13 provincial and territorial governments. Each province and territory has a securities commission or equivalent authority and its own piece of provincial or territorial legislation.

Small Claims Court Lawyer Referral Service  >>

 

Generally, Small Claims Courts in Canada provide a way for the average person to resolve simple disputes concerning money or property with a neighbour, a merchant and even a customer for amounts up to $25,000, (varies in each province). They are quicker and cheaper than regular courts and are run fairly informally.

Taxation Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Tax lawyers represent and defend the interests of individuals, businesses and organizations trying to make their way through the intricacies of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Torts Lawyer Referral Service >>

Tort simply means wrong. Tort laws offer remedies to individuals harmed by the unreasonable actions of others. Tort claims usually involve provincial law and are based on the legal premise that individuals are liable for the consequences of their action if it results in injury to others

Trademark & Copyright Lawyer Referral Service >>

UPDATED45 Our Trademark Law referral service will find you the best Copyright Law lawyer or law firm.

Corporate & Commercial Lawyer Referral Service >>

Our Corporate & Commercial Law referral service will find you the best Corporate Law  lawyer or law firm.

Investment Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Investment law lawyers can help you with banking, project finance, real estate finance and private equity finance, and similar issues. Financial lawyers may specialize in one of these subcategories or have broad industry knowledge. Lawyers generally work in an office setting and may frequently travel to see clients

Traffic Tickets DUI Texting Lawyer Referral Service >>

Even if you are guilty, you should file a defence to protect your licence and prevent horrendous insurance increases. If you were charged with any provincial offence you should act immediately.

Criminal Lawyer Referral  Service >>

Criminal law is controlled by the Federal Government in Canada. although the provinces have "quasi criminal" offences The Criminal Code of Canada regulates social conduct and proscribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It details the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law varies according to jurisdiction.

Defamation Libel Slander Lawyer Referral Service >>

Defamation includes libel and slander and is generally whether written or spoken, any intentional false communication that harms a person's reputation or decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person. It can even be defamatory to question a women's "honour" which is pretty laughable now.

Employment and Labour Lawyer Referral Service  >>

Employment law is very complex with numerous government agencies  each with their own seemingly contradictory  rules and regulations. It is not an area for the average consumer to handle on his/her own. A lawyer is highly recommended. in Canada generally refers to the law disputes involving wrongful dismissal, severance, overtime, benefits, workplace harassment and human rights matters. Canadian labour law regulates the rights, restrictions and obligations of trade unions, workers and employers.

Landlord & Tenant Lawyer Referral  Service  >>

Bad Tenant Problem? If you are seeking to evict a residential tenant or have been served with a notice of termination consult a CanLaw lawyer

Malpractice Lawyer Referral Service  >>

UPDATED38 All health care professionals, including specialists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical technicians and alternative health practitioners including chiropractors are negligent if the treatment of a patient under their care is below the minimum standard regarded as acceptable by the medical profession.

Maritime Lawyer Referral Service >>

Admiralty law or maritime law governs maritime questions and offenses. It includes both domestic law governing maritime activities, and international law governing the relationships between private entities that operate vessels on the oceans.

Mediation ADR Lawyer Referral Service >>

Mediation is a voluntary way of resolving disputes where a trained mediator helps parties of relatively equal bargaining positions to resolve disputes about family issues. Mediators are usually social workers, lawyers, psychologists, or other professionals Mediation is a way to resolve legal disputes together without going to court.

Welfare Law Lawyers Referral Service >>

Welfare is also called social assistance, income support, income assistance, welfare assistance. Welfare refers to government programs of last resort that provide financial assistance on the basis of a test that takes into account the applicant household's financial resources and needs

 

Wills & Trusts Lawyer Referral Service >>

Our Wills and trusts law referral service will find you the best Wills and trusts lawyers or law firm.

If you've got any type of Wills and Trusts legal problem you need a top ranked Wills and trusts law lawyer.

Workers Compensation Lawyer Referral Service >>

Workers' compensation provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured on the job in exchange for waiving the employee's right to sue his or her employer for negligence. Workers' Compensation programs protect employees from the financial hardships associated with work-related injuries and occupational diseases.

Estate Lawyer Referral Service >>

What does an Estate Lawyer do? Every estate needs an Executor who needs a lawyer to handle winding up and distributing the assets and paying the debts etc of the deceased. The estate lawyer acts on instructions from the Executor. The estate lawyer's will advise and assist the Executor in dealing with accounting and tax issues, obtaining a Clearance Certificate from Revenue Canada, and assisting in distributing the estate.