Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Candian Lawyer InHouse.
WeirFoulds partner Kim Mullin and associate Julia Croome speak with Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Jennifer Brown about changes to municipal land use planning processes and aspects of the Development Permit System. To read and answer all of the questions in this month's quiz, go to the digital edition here.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer will be representing Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison for denouncing corruption in that country, in the appeal of a 15-year sentence.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:00

Building boom

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_October_Issue_Ontreport-Opener.jpgMarni Dicker and her legal department at Infrastructure Ontario are running on a tight schedule. The Pan Am Games are a year away and some projects are delayed but have to be finished on time and on budget. Earlier this summer one of the looming deadlines she was dealing with involved the Hamilton Tiger-Cats new stadium — Tim Hortons Field. For a period she met with team representatives every week. It eventually opened for the Labour Day Classic between the Ti-Cats and Argos. It will also host soccer games for the Pan Am Games next year.
Perhaps it was the peripheral buzz of the Toronto International Film Festival happening all around our event, or just the glee of finally seeing the Innovatio Awards take shape at the Four Seasons last month, but from the moment guests started arriving, I could tell it was going to be a really good night.
Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.
Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.
While some of the largest organizations in Canada have established the business case for embracing diversity in the legal profession, some law firms still aren’t buying into the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:23

The next frontier

Photos: Sandra Strangemore
Photos: Sandra Strangemore
The practice of law is always evolving as new influences such as technology add complexity to how lawyers solve problems for their clients. From intellectual property to labour and employment to business law, and beyond technology and evolving business models have created new opportunities for lawyers to do what they do best — resolve disputes and grow their practice areas.
The Competition Bureau is shedding light on the economics tools and techniques it uses when investigating retail mergers.  Photo: Shutterstock
The Competition Bureau is shedding light on the economics tools and techniques it uses when investigating retail mergers. Photo: Shutterstock
Mergers and acquisition lawyers in the retail sector can get a peek into how their next deal might be viewed by the Competition Bureau from an analysis paper issued last week.
Xerox general counsel Don Liu spoke at Hart House in Toronto last week about the importance of diversity in the legal department.
Xerox general counsel Don Liu spoke at Hart House in Toronto last week about the importance of diversity in the legal department.
Law firms who want to do business with Xerox Corp. Ltd. are well advised to complete its survey asking about the diversity of lawyers in their firms. If a firm fails to complete the survey three times, it will be eliminated from Xerox’s roster of legal providers.
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:46

Innovation of the Year: RBC

The general counsel group at RBC took home the Innovation of the Year award from the inaugural Innovatio Awards presented Sept. 4 by Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

The rise of the single services provider

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_September_multiservice.jpgA small Toronto law firm says the move to form an alliance with Deloitte Canada will strengthen its position to help clients better navigate the increasingly complex world of immigration law.
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