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The IT Girl
June 20, 2016
Don’t post that rhino pic
“Please don’t post any of your rhino pictures on social media!”
June 20, 2016
On top of the world: Exploring mental health issues
With a majestic view of Halifax harbour, in the wonderful meeting space of law firm McInnes Cooper, a group of lawyers, along with a law student, a legal assistant, and a law professor, talked about conceptions and misconceptions surrounding mental health, and how to promote law practices that are healthier and more productive, both for lawyers and their clients. 
Border Crossings
June 20, 2016
It’s all in the sentence
Immigration law can be harsh and leave little or no room for discretion, compromise, or forgiveness. This is certainly true for a permanent resident who has committed a criminal offence of a certain calibre.
The Woodshed
June 20, 2016
The war on drugs blindly marches on
After 10 years of tough-on-crime ideology, Canada is back with a new and progressive Liberal government. At least this is the narrative.
In-house Coach
June 20, 2016
Using big data to advance diversity and inclusiveness
In May, I attended the Chief Legal Officer Exchange in Miami. The conference took place over two days and was a great opportunity to network and make new contacts. I also had the pleasure of taking part in a panel of esteemed colleagues to discuss “Moving the Needle on Diversity and Inclusiveness” within the legal profession.
June 20, 2016
More women on boards better for financial returns, CSR
Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan now all require listed companies to annually report their approach to adding more women to their boards and senior management. Gender equality on boards is certainly a live issue in the corporate world.
June 20, 2016
Legal Leaders for Diversity launch aboriginal education program
A Six Nations lawyer whose grandfather was the first registered Aboriginal lawyer in Ontario is challenging the in-house bar to ensure it is doing all it can to give indigenous people equal access to opportunities in the corporate sector.

Current Issue

June 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 6
    • Subtitle Cover Story: Special Report: Intellectual Property
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: June 2016
    If James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine, thought getting a patent for his clunky machine in 18th-century London…
    • Subtitle Special Report: Intellectual Property
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: June 2016
    In the realm of traditional or cultural knowledge, is there an argument to be made that current intellectual property conventions…
    • Subtitle Legal Fees Survey
    Written by Michael McKiernan
    Issue Date: June 2016
    Canada’s uncertain economic outlook has the country’s lawyers spooked, with a healthy majority opting against a price hike this…


  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: June 2016
    Ezra Levant is a conservative media commentator or, if you prefer, an over-the-top right-wing rabble-rouser. He thrives on controversy and conflict. He feeds the flames of intemperance. He’s always having a fight with somebody. He’s rude. He makes people angry and delights in doing so. He’s scoffed at by flaneurs…
  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: June 2016
    Never before has a single law firm done so much to crystalize global debate around offshore banking. Not only has Mossack Fonseca — the Panamanian law firm that will be forever linked to the Panama Papers — managed to focus world attention on tax havens but, at the same time,…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: June 2016
    A little over a year ago, I read an article in The Globe and Mail by Jim Balsillie, the co-founder of Research in Motion, called “Canadians can innovate, but we’re not equipped to win.” The gist of it was that Canadians can’t succeed on the global stage in the new…
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