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• The Toronto Star has a story about how Walmart Canada has linked up with a new discount law firm - Axess Law - designed to provide "fast and affordable legal services to time-pressed shoppers. Simple wills are $99. Notarized documents are $25, plus $19 for each additional document." (The firm will add uncontested divorces to its suite of services later this year.)

There are four such Axess Law offices open in Walmarts now, with more to come; they are open seven days a week until 8 p.m.

The story notes that Axess was founded by two Toronto lawyers, Lena Koke and Mark Morris, "who met at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management while completing their MBAs."
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