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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.
Ask any lawyer and she will tell you that practising law is hazardous to your health, and that the guilty party is stress.
Monday, 09 March 2009 07:04

Editor's Desk - Exercising free speech

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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 10:37

Should this circus be in Canada or the U.S.?

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Within days of his inauguration, President Barack Obama issued an executive order shutting down the prison for terrorists at Guantanamo Bay — but only after another year of operation.
In today’s unstable economic environment, Canadian businesses will look to cut costs where they can. Law firms, big or small, will be no different. Most law firms fall into the small business category of less than 99 employees, which make up 97.8 per cent of all businesses operating in Canada, according to StatsCan.
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 09:38

Editor's Desk - A new hope

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