Monday, 20 October 2014 08:00 Written by Philip Bryden
The subtitle of the CBA’s Futures Report, “Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada,” reflects the ambitious scope of the report. The subject matter of its 22 recommendations ranges from alternative business structures for the delivery of legal services to the collection of better information about the legal profession and its makeup, the regulation of the legal profession, and the education of Canadian lawyers.
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:00 Written by Brett Hughes
|Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Rosalie Abella were given honorary degrees by Victoria University. (Photo: Alexandra Wong)|
Sunday, 12 October 2014 08:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
You never know how your story will turn out. After completing my undergraduate degree and finding myself in the middle of a recession, I turned to the Canadian Forces but a back injury stopped me dead in my tracks. I regrouped and found myself at Western Law, but the job market wasn’t getting any better. In my first article for Canadian Lawyer 4Students, I talked about my past and about the next steps in my journey. I told you I was ready to seize my opportunity and that opportunity is here. This marks the first in a four-article series I will be writing to document my experience with Ontario’s new Law Practice Program, an alternative to the traditional model of articling in Ontario. I will tell you a bit about the program and, in doing so, a bit about me and how the experience is preparing me for my own legal practice.
Monday, 06 October 2014 08:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:00 Written by Ted Flett
There is rising doubt as to whether the voice of law and articling students is being heard in respect to decisions pertaining to the future of the profession. Case in point: the Law Society of New Brunswick’s special meeting on Sept. 13 to reconsider the council’s Trinity Western University accreditation decision.
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
|A screenshot of the new web site, JustBalance. Law students can find information and helpful links as well as community-based services for those whose law schools have joined the initiative.|