Gail J. Cohen

Gail J. Cohen

One of  Canada’s most experienced and respected legal journalists, Gail J. Cohen is the editor in chief of Canadian Lawyer and Law Times, responsible for the editorial direction of all the publications in the group, which also includes Candian Lawyer InHouse, Canadian Lawyer 4Students, and the daily Legal Feeds blog. Gail has been covering the legal profession in Canada as a reporter and editor since 1997, putting her in a prime position to access and engage thought leaders in the regulatory, legal, and business realms. Canadian Lawyer and its editorial team have been the recipients of many journalism awards and their publications are highly respected throughout the legal profession in Canada and abroad.

Monday, 03 August 2015 08:00

Video: The Top 25 Most Influential

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2015_August_CL_August_15-1.jpgCanadian Lawyer announces the 2015 Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, now in its sixth year, honours select Canadians in one of five categories: Changemakers, Government/Non-Profit/Associations, Criminal Law/Human Rights, Corporate/Commercial, and The World Stage.  
Monday, 03 August 2015 08:00

The Top 25 Most Influential

Canadian Lawyer announces the 2015 Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, now in its sixth year, honours select Canadians in one of five categories: Changemakers, Government/Non-Profit/Associations, Criminal Law/Human Rights, Corporate/Commercial, and The World Stage.
Monday, 03 August 2015 08:00

The Top 25 Most Influential

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2015_August_CL_August_15-1.jpgCanadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its sixth year. Every year, the Top 25 is the magazine’s most-read, and most commented-on, feature. And once again, the number of nominations as well as votes in our public poll show how engaged our readers are in supporting and highlighting their colleagues who are doing extraordinary things both within the profession as well as beyond it.
Monday, 03 August 2015 08:00

Total ad ban a no go

The Law Society of Upper Canada is looking at making changes to the rules governing lawyer advertising. It has stirred up a hornet’s nest.
Monday, 06 July 2015 08:00

Editorial: Opportunities await

A few weeks ago, I went to the very-well attended launch of LegalX, a new law-focused innovation hub at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The event, held in the airy and inviting atmosphere of MaRS, attracted many of the familiar faces of the New Law movement in Canada. LegalX was the brainchild of Aron Solomon and Jason Moyse, both “reformed” lawyers-turned-entrepreneurs.
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

Editorial: A great Canadian

Last month Canada lost one of its most important and influential voices when Alan Borovoy died of heart failure at the age of 83.
Monday, 04 May 2015 08:01

What's next?

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2015_May_CL_May_2015_cover.jpgLaw firms are broken.

For the profession’s long-term survival, the structure of the traditional partnership — and the traditional partner and law firm management mindset that goes along with that — need to be unpended. Call it NewLaw, call it LeanLaw, call it anything but the same old, same old.
Monday, 04 May 2015 08:00

‘Minivations’: start small

“Minivation.” That’s what Bill Pentney, who runs Canada’s largest law firm, calls the first and most important step to innovation.
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

Seeing justice done

Here’s what we do know: the Law Society of Upper Canada is conducting some type and/or number of investigations into document reviewers working in Ontario. What we don’t know: pretty much everything else.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Recognizing lawyers’ unique role

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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