Tim Wilbur http://canadianlawyermag.com Tue, 23 May 2017 10:50:58 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The solution to court delays http://canadianlawyermag.com/6425/The-solution-to-court-delays.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6425/The-solution-to-court-delays.html Did the Supreme Court of Canada help anything when it released R. v. Jordan last July, giving courts a timeline before criminal charges are stayed due to delay? Regardless of how you answer that question, you can’t deny that the decision has had an effect. The SCC essentially launched a grenade into the debate about trial delays and how to fix them.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 01 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Readers' Choice http://canadianlawyermag.com/6421/Readers-Choice.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6421/Readers-Choice.html More than 1,600 readers cast votes for their preferred suppliers and vendors in more than 40 categories. Highlighted are the results (listed in alphabetical order) of the five categories — Financial Services, Legal Technology, Litigation Support & Consulting, Real Estate, Recruiting, Staffing & Outsourcing —  determined to be of most relevance to you, the readers of Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Issue Archive Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:01:05 -0400
Artificial intelligence is not robot lawyers http://canadianlawyermag.com/6396/Artificial-intelligence-is-not-robot-lawyers.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6396/Artificial-intelligence-is-not-robot-lawyers.html When we look back at 2017, will we describe it as an age of anxiety? It certainly feels that way at the moment.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400
The culture of entrepreneurs http://canadianlawyermag.com/6365/The-culture-of-entrepreneurs.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6365/The-culture-of-entrepreneurs.html Every year, we at Canadian Lawyer aim to connect with law firms and lawyers across the country in person to find out what is happening in their world. Last fall, I travelled to Nova Scotia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. My colleagues went to Quebec and B.C. and we all meet with many lawyers at our home base in Ontario. In our daily reporting, we speak and correspond with lawyers in other regions on a regular basis as well.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500
What’s fair? It depends http://canadianlawyermag.com/6323/Whats-fair-It-depends.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6323/Whats-fair-It-depends.html Lawyers are often criticized for a lack of decisiveness. When clients come seeking legal advice, what they are often looking for is strategic advice, and a muddled answer can drive clients crazy. They may ask a lot of questions, but “what should I do?” is usually the most important one, and “it depends” is most often not the answer they want.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500
Canada’s excellent justice system http://canadianlawyermag.com/6279/Canadas-excellent-justice-system.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6279/Canadas-excellent-justice-system.html Canadian lawyers often complain about our justice system, as they should. There are countless problems that need fixing, both large and small. Our governments have severely underfunded legal aid, indigenous people are incarcerated at a disproportionate rate, the courts are run with antiquated paper-based technology and millions of Canadians can’t afford to pay for proper legal advice.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500
Innovation is not progress http://canadianlawyermag.com/6233/Innovation-is-not-progress.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6233/Innovation-is-not-progress.html The word innovation has become the biggest buzzword of our time, and nowhere is this more evident than in the area of technology.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0500
Hiring for diversity http://canadianlawyermag.com/6183/Hiring-for-diversity.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6183/Hiring-for-diversity.html Our cover story this month is on the federal process for appointing judges, and as several experts told us, it is a highly secretive process. But the fact it lacks transparency is not really the biggest problem — it is the lack of diversity once the judges are picked.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400
Change is constant http://canadianlawyermag.com/6136/Change-is-constant.html http://canadianlawyermag.com/6136/Change-is-constant.html I have been in legal journalism for more than 10 years, but I am very excited to begin a new phase in my career at the helm of Canadian Lawyer. From my vantage point, there has never been a more exciting time to cover the legal profession. Many of the disruptive changes hitting the profession now were only just getting started when I was first covering the law.
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tim.wilbur@thomsonreuters.com (Tim Wilbur) Commentary Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400