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Monday, 26 January 2015 10:35 Written by Debra Forman
Monday, 26 January 2015 10:09 Written by Jennifer Nees
|Tough Crimes: True Cases by Top Canadian Criminal Lawyers, by Christopher D. Evans and Lorene Shyba, Durance Vile Publications, 2014, pp. 224, $22.95.|
I previously wrote an article about how to break into the field of health law. One of my tips was joining the board of a non-profit in the health sector. I have had many followup questions about that piece of advice and thought I’d expand on how lawyers can join their first boards.
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00 Written by Kristal Bayes
Greetings from Winnipeg and Happy New Year to all. I am excited to have the opportunity to share my experiences as a newly minted lawyer as I transition from an articling student to a practising lawyer. For those of you in the same shoes, I hope you’ll be able to relate to the trials and triumphs I share with you over the next 12 months.
Technology lawyers often think of themselves as area experts, with a deep appreciation and understanding of the specific intricacies of their craft and its sub-specialties, which may include outsourcing, e/m commerce, licensing, CASL-compliance, cloud computing, etc. However, good technology lawyers can sometimes add value to their clients simply by thinking outside the technology box by raising practical issues that go beyond our immediate practice areas. The following discussion points may be worthy of a few minutes of time with your clients.
Children have the right to be heard in matters affecting them. This right, which is set out in Art. 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, arises in many contexts. Recently it was noted as one of four foundational principles in dealings with children in the immigration context in an advisory opinion from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Monday, 12 January 2015 10:52 Written by Margaret L. Waddell