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Imagine a jail so devoid of humanity that guards stand idly by while a pregnant woman gives birth on the cold concrete floor of her jail cell; a jail so lawless that guards can brutalize inmates and then cover up the abuse with impunity; a jail so overcrowded inmates are forced to sleep in wet shower cells; a jail so short-sighted that people presumed innocent are warehoused without access to any rehabilitative programs; a jail so horrible the inmates are literally driven insane.
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:00 Written by Karen Busby
What if the Canadian census form required participants to choose either English or French in answer to the question, “Which language do you speak most often at home?” Many Canadians — one in five, according to the 2011 census — would be perplexed about how to answer this question, since neither is correct.
Succession planning for lawyers is a topic law societies across the country are emphasizing. Understandably, much of the discussion has been directed towards exiting lawyers. With an increasing number of lawyers reaching retirement age, many practices will require a succession plan and succeeding lawyers.
Monday, 09 May 2016 09:00 Written by Julien Rheault
Monday, 02 May 2016 09:00 Written by Elizabeth Grace
The cover story of this month’s Canadian Lawyer magazine underscores how little has really changed in the criminal justice system in terms of prevailing attitudes against women.