Darryl Singer in the News

Darryl Singer believes in speaking his mind, contributing to the legal profession, and standing up to do the right thing. He is frequently quoted in The Law Times and has been published in The Globe and Mail. He is regularly featured on Newstalk 1010, Toronto’s largest talk radio station. He is a member of AdvocateDaily.com. He is the wellness columnist for The Lawyers Daily.

08/30/2017

ADVOCATE DAILY - 'Wellness crisis' brewing for racialized lawyers

For years, the legal profession turned a blind eye to the reality that racialized lawyers experience challenges that are different than those of non-racialized licensees — but the prevalence of these unique hurdles has finally become an accepted fact, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.

07/17/2017

THE LAWYER'S DAILY - Wellness: What one law school is doing about student health and welfare

When the editors of The Lawyer's Daily gave me the opportunity to write this column I was excited. Monthly I would have the opportunity to continue speaking about wellness issues, something that in our profession is often overlooked. Despite the fact that such issues are not talked about openly within our profession I have found that every article and every talk about my own struggles with addiction and depression, and my success in overcoming the obstacles, have hit a chord.

06/15/2017

THE LAWYERS DAILY - Does the Law Society Tribunal have a duty to accommodate

How does this duty to accommodate play out with professional regulatory bodies such as the provincial law societies? The Law Society of Upper Canada, for example, is not an employer in relation to its almost 70,000 member licensees, and its mandate is to protect the public; the LSUC is a self-regulating body. It is responsible for granting, temporarily suspending and revoking a licensee’s ability to practice law and thus earn a living.

05/23/2017

ADVOCATE DAILY - Early wellness intervention crucial for law students

The financial and emotional pressures facing law students and recent graduates can be crushing and could lead to problems later in their careers — which is why it is vital for them to have a safe space for difficult conversations about stress and wellness, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.

05/17/2017

ADVOCATE DAILY - Paralegal family law courses should be standard, LSUC-mandated

Although he broadly supports a motion calling for the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to introduce several requirements if paralegals are allowed to expand into family law, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Lawyer’s Daily that the educational component of the proposal should be amended.

05/15/2017

COGECO TV - Darryl Singer is a guest on "Get Legal, with Samantha Glass" (90 sec.)

Darryl Singer gives tips on what to bring to your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer. Bring a copy of the accident report (from either the police officer or from the Collision Centre) as well as the other driver's licence number, address, phone number and email. Also, take a photo of their insurance pink slip. As well, take photos of the other driver's licence plate as well as any damage to both cars.

05/11/2017

THE LAWYERS DAILY - Motion on expanding paralegal scope of practice tabled at LSUC meeting | Darryl Singer, wellness columnist

A motion regarding paralegals expanding their scope of practice into family law raised heated debate, and was eventually tabled, effectively adjourning the discussion for now, at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s annual general meeting on May 10. Civil litigator Darryl Singer supports allowing paralegals to practice Family Law, providing that they have additional training.

05/11/2017

ADVOCATE DAILY - Paralegal family law courses should be standard, LSUC-mandated

Although he broadly supports a motion calling for the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to introduce several requirements if paralegals are allowed to expand into family law, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Lawyer’s Daily that the educational component of the proposal should be amended.

05/09/2017

ADVOCATE DAILY - Lack of mediation at LAT problematic: Singer

The elimination of mandatory mediation under Ontario’s new Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule was a mistake, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Law Times.

05/07/2017

THE LAWYERS DAILY - Wellness: The stress of graduating $150,000 in debt | Darryl Singer, wellness columnist

Lawyers are three times as likely as non-lawyers to be addicts and alcoholics and more than three times as likely to suffer some form of significant mental health episode. In fact, perhaps one in every five lawyers will face some sort of serious addiction or mental health issue in the course of their career.

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