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Ab Initio
on June 29, 2015
Lawyers sexually harassing articling students is a thing
It’s an inconceivable thought for some, including this naïve columnist: a supervising lawyer sexually harassing an articling student. Members of a profession that protects one’s rights violating earnest newcomers.
At least that’s the plan in Alberta, which is updating its articling system
on June 22, 2015
Build an education plan and articles will come
The Law Society of Alberta is launching its new education plan, which will change the face of articling in Alberta for good.
Law School Futures
on June 15, 2015
Rationality not romance needed in articling debate
Tradition is the foundation on which our professional culture is built. It is the centripetal force that holds us together in the face of centrifugal forces wanting to pull us apart. Things like gowning or bowing to the court, or talking about a place called “Upper Canada,” may seem quaint and old-fashioned, but they give us a sense of rootedness and they guard against the human tendency to the arrogance of the here and now.

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Fall 2014, Volume 9 • Issue 2
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