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Monday, 01 September 2008 08:13

Clean Tech fuels growing client base

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2008_Sept2008_cover-cl-sep-08.jpgIt's about much more than tha creating sustainability for future generations, exemplifying a conscience for global warming, or generally just making the world a better place — although all of the above add nobility of purpose.
Friday, 29 August 2008 08:24

Big guns go green

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Could going green boost billables? Definitely, says Andrew A. Taylor, an energy and environmental practitioner and co-chairman of Ogilvy Renault LLP’s clean-tech team, which specializes in providing legal services for innovative environmental entrepreneurs. 
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 05:38

Sleepy Hollow no more

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When Pierre Cimon started practising law in his hometown of Quebec City 40 years ago, the picturesque provincial capital was dismissed by many as a sleepy bureaucratic backwater that relied on tourism and government to provide jobs.

Tuesday, 05 August 2008 05:34

Signs of change

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2008_Aug2008_cover-cl-aug-08.jpgWhen clients come to Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Dewar with human rights complaints, the first thing he is apt to say is: “I hope you’ve got some time on your hands.”
Friday, 04 July 2008 09:17

New Brunswick is open for business

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When Frank McKenna was premier of New Brunswick he delivered one consistent message to the world, and he delivered it often: New Brunswick is open for business.
Friday, 04 July 2008 08:59

The going rate

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After a few years’ hiatus, the annual Canadian Lawyer Legal Fees Survey is back and bigger than ever. More than 300 lawyers and firms responded to our online survey, in which we asked about the going rate for 26 different legal matters.

Friday, 04 July 2008 08:59

Pratte-à -porter

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2008_July08_cover-cl-jul-08.jpgIt may have been Sigmund Freud who described us as little more than the grown adults of the children we once were. 
Friday, 06 June 2008 07:50

Making it work: Women in law roundtable

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For decades, probably ever since women began practising law in Canada, there has been no shortage of discussion about how to keep women in the profession. In her groundbreaking 1993 report “Touchstones for Change”, Canada’s first female Supreme Court justice Bertha Wilson stressed the difficulties faced by women lawyers with children, urging the profession to measure a lawyer’s performance by standards other than hours billed.

Click here to read the biographies of the women in law roundtable participants. 

Canada (Justice) v. Khadr is a highly significant judgment, for a number of different reasons. For Omar Khadr himself, the Supreme Court of Canada held that he has a constitutional right to the disclosure of the interrogations conducted by Canadian officials in Guantanamo Bay, some or all of which were shared with American authorities. 
Monday, 05 May 2008 05:51

Lofty Asper-ations

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_May2008_cover-cl-may-08.jpgGail Asper is clutching a metallic, Thermos travel mug of coffee with her left hand and, with the other, swinging a bulging crimson purse near an electronic security pad by the door leading to the Canwest Place underground parkade.
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