Wednesday, 04 March 2009 10:32

War of the words

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“Without knowing the force of words,” Confucius said, “it is impossible to know men.” He was right of course. It seems he always is. Words start fights and stir yearning hearts to acts of bravery and bloodshed. We use words to debase others and exalt ourselves. We pray with words. We shout, organize, slander, teach, threaten, understand, share ideas in Internet chat rooms, and boast in blogs. Words of our lovers, mothers, and enemies roll around in our heads when we can’t sleep making us mad with jealousy, regret, revenge.
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 07:55

The grinding wheels of justice

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It was a high-profile terrorism case that took four years to conclude from arrest to judgment, but the trial of Mohammad Momin Khawaja could have gone on even longer.
Friday, 09 January 2009 08:31

January 2009 - Law School Survey

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Canadian Lawyer's new-style Law School Survey does away with rankings, instead offering an overall review of each school with some input from students and alumni.


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Thursday, 01 January 2009 08:16

Time to streamline the societies?

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How much is independence worth? Canadian lawyers may be asking this question as they prepare to pay their annual law society dues. If the rest of the world is any indication, the self-governing model that underlies Canada’s legal profession may soon face a day of reckoning.
Wednesday, 31 December 2008 08:05

The eye of the storm

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In late October, after fighting off lawsuits by suppliers for outstanding bills, forestry company Thunder Bay Fine Papers found itself in court facing a bid to put it into receivership.
Monday, 17 November 2008 06:39

Mr. Congeniality

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Even in the thick of some of Canada’s most distasteful cases, Vancouver lawyer Richard Peck’s class shines through.
Monday, 17 November 2008 06:25

Room for Improvement

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2008_November2008_corp.-counsel-survey.jpgOur annual survey of in-house counsel shows that 85 per cent of the time law departments don’t rate the services of outside law firms as any more impressive than their rivals.
Monday, 17 November 2008 06:18

A Little Less Chaos

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Not everyone thinks the new spousal support guidelines are perfect, but they do go a long way to eliminating wildly different decisions on awards.
Monday, 06 October 2008 07:43

Suing for Equity's Sake

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A former McCarthy Tétrault lawyer is suing the firm over sex discrimination. Diane LaCalamita speaks exclusively with Canadian Lawyer about the case.
Monday, 06 October 2008 07:42

Exploring the New World

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South America may not be the easiest place to do business, but the work and opportunities available for resource-based industries — and the lawyers who represent them — can be most interesting and very profitable.
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