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’Twas the night before Christmas 2008 and Grillo & Associates, a personal injury law firm in Toronto, had closed for the holidays. There were creatures stirring, but they weren't mice.
Monday, 11 May 2009 08:03

An umbrella of compromise

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It is well said that “compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof” and that may be the case with bill 173 amending the Ontario Mining Act.
Monday, 11 May 2009 07:54

THE ACCUSED WILL SPEAK

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On July 20, 1998 four members of a United Nations peacekeeping unit stationed in the mountains of Tajikistan, went missing. Their bodies were subsequently found strewn over a hillside near the wreckage of their vehicle. Each of the men had been shot in the head and chest. The murder threatened the UN peacekeeping mission in Tajikistan and the stability of a tenuous peace agreement which had ended a brutal civil war. As legal adviser to the UN mission, Ronald Poulton was involved in the trial of three members of a fundamentalist army arrested for the murder of the UN peacekeepers. In the following excerpt from his new book being released this week, Pale Blue Hope: Death and Life in Asian Peacekeeping, Poulton depicts part of that trial.
Monday, 04 May 2009 06:26

Editor's Desk - One tough job

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Monday, 04 May 2009 06:22

Censorship in the Internet age

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How would censorship work in the Internet age? Australia gives us a sneak preview of the gong show that ensues when medieval thinking is applied to a wired world.

Participants at the LegalIT 3.0 conference in Montreal last week were told that most judges welcome more technology in the courtroom and its up to lawyers to start using it more and push provinces to improve the technology infrastructure of court systems.

 

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Philip Slayton, in his article entitled “Moral Neutrality is No Longer Enough” (Canadian Lawyer, February 2009), argues that the given the ethical problems of the 21st century, the practice of moral “neutrality” in the legal profession is no longer sustainable and must be left behind.
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 09:48

The ‘thick’ view of professionalism

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You never know when you’ll hit a raw nerve.
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 09:12

Editor's Desk - Less AND more

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Monday, 06 April 2009 06:20

Heated debate over two-for-one

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When looking to spark an incendiary debate, you could certainly do worse than proposing changes to the criminal justice system.
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