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SLAPPs on the wrist

  • Real Estate
Written by Posted Date: January 3rd, 2010

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_2010_January_slapps.jpg So far, only Quebec has introduced legislation to stop lawsuits from big companies that appear to pick on the little guys opposing their plans. Goliath didn’t have the option of suing David for malicious use of a slingshot, but today’s corporate giants can and sometimes do use the law as a blunt instrument to intimidate weaker foes.

 

Snip, snip — technology takes its cut

  • Tech Support
Written by Posted Date: November 23rd, 2009
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_2009_NovDec_snip-snip-tech.jpgFive years ago, the legal department at Lufthansa German Airlines started using Legalbill, a software-based audit and compliance service. Legalbill helps companies monitor — and control — legal spending.

Paying it forward

  • Cross Examined
Written by Posted Date: September 1st, 2009
Not every lawyer can say he has crawled through the belly of an Israeli army tank scrubbing out bilge. “Every 600 hours, they take the engine out for reconditioning,” says Morris Soronow, a B.C. lawyer and litigator. “What is left is a lot of grease, oil, and sand and if this is not cleaned out, when the refurbished engine goes back in, it will gum it up.”

Keeping an eye on the oilpatch

Written by Posted Date: August 31st, 2009
Western Canada’s oilpatch has been of increasing interest to Asian firms seeking to expand their global energy acquisitions. While the purchases by Asian firms have so far involved relatively small-scale operations, it’s expected there will be more as the cost to invest decreases in comparison to the frenzied boom period that was drawing investors three years ago.

Corralling alternative justice

  • Cross Examined
Written by Posted Date: August 2nd, 2009
Newly appointed Alberta Provincial Court Judge Eugene Creighton has rodeo coursing through his veins. A member of the Blood Tribe and Kainai First Nation, Creighton no longer calf ropes, however, he does compete in team roping. But today it is a justice system of fines and incarceration he hopes to corral, in favour of one seeking alternative measures to improve the chances of success for aboriginals.

Shedding the locum stigma

  • Law Office Management
Written by Posted Date: August 2nd, 2009

When exhausted small-firm lawyers, pregnant professionals, and overworked departments in cash-strapped firms are looking for a hero, calling on a legal locum can be the answer to their prayers.

 

The missing link

  • Legal Report: Family Law
Written by Posted Date: August 2nd, 2009

There’s something missing in the courtroom battles over parental alienation syndrome, says lawyer Jeffrey Wilson: the kids.

A tighter, less welcoming Canada

  • The Immigration Line
Written by Posted Date: July 27th, 2009
The immigration bar is up in arms over Minister of Citizenship Immigration, and MultiCulturalism’s Jason Kenney’s recent announcement that foreign nationals from the Czech Republic and Mexico will now require visas to enter Canada.

Tips for lawyers who want to join a non-profit board

  • Exclusive web commentary
Written by Posted Date: July 27th, 2009

Lawyers are frequently invited to join the boards of non-profit organizations in their communities. This can be an excellent opportunity but it is important to have a solid understanding of exactly what is involved in accepting a board position.

 

Opportunities abound for lawyers in small communities

  • Exclusive web commentary
Written by Posted Date: July 20th, 2009
A new initiative of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch is to bring about awareness of the many opportunities that exist for lawyers in small communities. 
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