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Star Trek fan-fiction copyright suit tests ‘fair use’ defenceNot all space battles these days are being fought on the big screens.
Monday, 16 January 2017 09:00

Why plea bargains can be a deal with the devil

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Why plea bargains can be a deal with the devilThe plea bargain is a deal with the devil — at least according to many members of the public. The public may be right, but the real question is: Just who is the devil in the plea bargain equation?
Fighting corruption: SCC case on protecting third-party informants will helpRecent case law and commentary suggest that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in World Bank Group v. Wallace has provided Canadian courts with the necessary framework to better protect third-party informants, paving the way for Canadian law enforcement to engage more aggressively in the fight against global corruption.
You say you want a resolution? A mediator reflects and regretsNew Year’s resolutions are made to be broken — or at least revisited — even if they are not, technically, “resolutions.”
Strong, compelling personal profiles — why it pays off and how to get startedIt’s that time of year when we make New Year’s resolutions and clean up after the holidays. What better time to establish a new habit? Book a recurring meeting with yourself each month to update and freshen up your profile.    
Monday, 09 January 2017 09:00

Three ways to improve your practice in 2017

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Three ways to improve your practice in 2017Do you make New Year's resolutions for your practice? This exercise can be a valuable opportunity to make meaningful changes in your firm. The following are three resolutions to consider for 2017.
Video: Mental health within the legal professionMental trauma often plagues legal professionals, but there is help available.
Globe and Mail columnist hates B.C., wants rampant cancer and every whale deadThe headline above is a “word-for-word” tweet from someone who didn’t like Gary Mason’s column in The Globe and Mail on Dec. 2, called The Rest of Canada Needs Pipelines. It’s worth a read. Mason’s argument is that in Alberta, tens of thousands of people have been out of work for almost two years and have used up their EI benefits and are now on welfare.
Many will lose their homes to foreclosure. Oil workers in Newfoundland have been affected as well.
People in Vancouver, he says, “need to get out of their idyllic little bubbles and see how things are in the rest of the country. Not everyone has locked into a small fortune as a result of home ownership. Many people across this country live day to day.”
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 09:00

Storytelling mastery: Why it matters to lawyers

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Storytelling mastery: Why it matters to lawyersThroughout history, people of influence have recognized stories as a highly effective means of creating connection, loyalty and trust among people, making ideas memorable and persuading and inspiring people into some kind of action.
It’s time to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian ActIn early December, two Parliamentary standing committees heard submissions on Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), which represents yet another chapter in the struggle for equal treatment by indigenous women denied Indian status under the Indian Act
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