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March 2, 2015
U of T Students’ Law Society holds off on the #OneDayofPay campaign
The #OneDayofPay campaign that asks students who get summer jobs to give a day of pay to help those who only have unpaid jobs didn’t launch as planned.
Cover Story
March 2, 2015
Light through the window
There were two casualties of the Canadian Judicial Council’s inquiry into Justice Lori Douglas. The first was Lori Douglas, by all accounts a competent and hard working associate chief justice of the Family Division of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench. The other was the Canadian Judicial Council itself, which found itself battered and bruised in a four-year inquiry that turned the mirror on itself and its procedures.
March 2, 2015
Nova Scotia’s cyber bullying law is a disaster
I often represent victims of true cyber bullying, including adults whose lives have been turned upside down by malicious online actors, so I am very sympathetic to the nominal goals of Nova Scotia’s Cyber-safety Act. But the legislation fails to take into account — in any way — that all expression is protected by the Charter and can only be regulated or suppressed by reasonable limits, prescribed by law.
March 2, 2015
Women in criminal defence: the good, the ugly, and the truth
Women in today’s society don’t have it easy. We are expected to be well-educated, have a career, a house, a husband, children . . . the list goes on. Managing all these aspects of our lives, while becoming successful professionals is impossible to achieve, right? Wrong.
March 2, 2015
The rise of ‘HR malpractice’ insurance
Some groundbreaking decisions in labour and employment law may have some companies wondering what they would do if they were ever hit with a major claim they hadn’t budgeted for — could they foot the bill, not only for any damages awarded by a court, but for the legal costs incurred?

Current Issue

March 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 3
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Stephen Lautens
    Issue Date: March 2015
    There were two casualties of the Canadian Judicial Council’s inquiry into Justice Lori Douglas. The first was Lori Douglas, by…
    • Subtitle City Report: Winnipeg
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: March 2015
    On a brisk winter morning, with the temperature a mere -20 C and rising, senior litigator Dave Hill had his…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Family Law
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: March 2015
    A few years ago Steven Benmor found himself in divorce court representing an 82-year-old client seeking to end a long-term…


    • Subtitle Law Office Management
    Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: March 2015
    When Craig Burley left Bay Street to open his own tax law practice in Hamilton, Ont., he reveled in his new-found freedom. But he soon discovered the down side of being on his own. Suddenly he was without the support network he once enjoyed at the large firm. Those administrative…
    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Richard Foot
    Issue Date: March 2015
    Aniz Alani says he’s “just a guy with a credit card and some vacation time.”


    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: March 2015
    As the law school year winds down across the country, Canada’s medium and large law firms begin preparations for the annual legal rite of passage — articling. That’s when hordes of lawyer wannabes, fresh out of torts and civil procedure, disperse across law firms, and anxiously seek to dip their…
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: March 2015
    While no lawyer was ever affected by the stringent reporting rules in the federal government’s money-laundering legislation that some said would turn them into “agents of the state,” last month’s unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada has literally set lawyers apart from other professionals on this front.
RT @JusticeCanadaEN: #GoC announces funding for Aboriginal justice programs in Saskatoon #CDNLaw
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