The purpose of this paper is to provide litigation lawyers and other interested parties with insight into the specific needs of Orthodox Jewish clients. It is important in developing a litigation strategy for those clients to understand how some of the tenets of their faith impact on the litigation of disputes and the financial and personal risk that the clients may be placed in as a result.Read More
Religious Jews live their lives in accordance with religious Jewish law (“Halacha”). When the law of Ontario and Halacha intersect interesting issues arise when the forced heirship laws of Halacha conflict with the law of testamentary independence and or the laws of intestacy. Also of interest is the conflict that arises between the Health Care Consent Act and Halacha’s view of end of life situations.