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March 23, 2015
Attacks under the guise of parliamentary privilege
We are Canadian Muslim lawyers concerned about a new spate of fear mongering reminiscent of McCarthyism being promoted through parliamentary institutions.
March 23, 2015
Doing business with the bear
When Canada introduced its first sanctions against Russia, back in March of 2014, it was the big players like Bombardier and Kinross Gold that landed on the radar screen.
The IT Girl
March 23, 2015
Think before you click
We all know it is generally a good idea never to click on that dubious, unexpected e-mail link from Canada Post, FedEx, a bank, or government department because of malware concerns. However, recently technology users are finding themselves wary of a newer threat: ransomware.
March 23, 2015
This election is about Stephen Harper
An interesting political theory is that if an election campaign is all about someone, they will lose. In the upcoming election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper should be the issue.
March 23, 2015
Cloak and dagger: privacy and defamation in social media
Parody accounts have added some levity to our daily social media browsing but they can also cross the line on occasion. Whether it’s our favourite political target like Stephen Harper, or an entertainer like Bill Murray, parody accounts seemingly have the ability to say publically, under a cloak of anonymity, what we would never dream of saying to someone one-on-one.
March 23, 2015
Three articling myths
It’s no secret articling can be stressful. For many students, this is their first time working in a law office. Even those who have summered have probably heard stories about how different articling is, and have preconceived notions of how their lives will change over the year. In this article, I hope to dispel some of those myths.
Managing Partner Forum
March 23, 2015
Could your firm benefit from a client relationship manager?
Providing a valuable customer experience is an essential, and at times neglected, ingredient for law offices. Ultimately, clients are coming to you for advice on how your services can support their current needs, but the product they are buying into is you.

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.
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RT @cmathen: #SCC dissent would strike down law that destroys the data, but not order its transfer to Quebec. Resolution must be thru "poli…

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