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Ontario homicide investigation leads to 2 arrests

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Saturday March 31, 2018.

Two men are in custody and authorities are looking for a third in connection with a high-profile murder case.  The men -- 19 and 22 years of age -- have been charged with the homicide of a 26-year-old Ontario man while he was approaching his parked car. Police are searching for the man who they say drove the get-away vehicle. The two men were recently arrested after cops searched five residences pursuant to...
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Violent crimes: 2 arrested in armed home invasion in Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday March 26, 2018.

Two men, ages 23 and 30, have been arrested in connection with a recent home invasion in Windsor. Armed invasions such as this one, are considered to be violent crimes in Ontario. The men allegedly used a firearm to force four people into a bedroom where they demanded money and other goods. The authorities claim that both were wearing ski masks and one was carrying a gun. One of the victims supposedly recognized...
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Ontario cop facing sexual assault charge

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday March 20, 2018.

An inspector with the Peel Regional Police is in hot water. The Ontario police officer is facing a sexual assault charge after being investigated by the provincial Special Investigations Unit (SIU). The former homicide squad investigator supposedly assaulted a female police officer. A well-known Ontario newspaper broke the story despite the fact the SIU had not made the charge public. An SIU spokesperson said it was trying to keep the identity of...
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Violent crimes: Suspect arrested in Oshawa shooting

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday March 13, 2018.

A 26-year-old man is in police custody in connection with a 2017 shooting incident that left a 22-year-old man seriously injured. The accused, of no fixed address, allegedly shot the man during the day. The victim -- an Ontario resident from Oshawa -- was riding his bike when he was apparently approached by the accused, who demanded the jewellery the victim was wearing. The accused left the scene after allegedly shooting...
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Dealing with accusations of professional misconduct as a teacher

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Thursday March 08, 2018.

Professional misconduct among educators in Ontario can take on different forms, and the severity can range from allegations of harm done directly to students to acts that could be detrimental to the profession. Misconduct charges against educators do not always involve actions that occurred on campus, nor do they always involve members of the school or college community. Unfortunately, almost all allegations of misconduct are severe and could have dire...
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Fraud incidents in Ontario becoming more prevalent

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Sunday March 04, 2018.

There is a new law on the books that makes it illegal to sell anything related to utilities by going door to door. The Consumer Protection Act in Ontario was recently amended to clearly state that things like air conditioning, water treatment units, purifiers, duct cleaning, furnaces and the like can't be peddled by knocking on someone's door. Some people have been scammed by fraud associated with these types of sales. The...
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CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger