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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
Monday, 12 January 2015 08:00 Written by Tony Wilson
Lawyers of a certain age will remember a case of the British Columbia Court of Appeal called Vander Zalm v. Times Publishers, where then-Minister of Human Resources for B.C., Bill Vander Zalm, was the subject of a scathing political cartoon drawn by Robert Bierman, depicting Vander Zalm happily pulling the wings off flies.
Monday, 29 December 2014 08:00 Written by Hilary Dudley
Regulators on both sides of the border have made it a priority to try to police complex insider trading schemes. The aggressive approach by the Ontario Securities Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in particular the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has yielded stunning headlines over the last few years, but 2014 was marked by a series of setbacks in insider trading enforcement.
Monday, 29 December 2014 08:00 Written by Stephen Mabey
Monday, 29 December 2014 08:00 Written by Debra Forman
As the last month of the year, Making Rain columnist Debra Forman says it’s the best time to take a final inventory on where things currently stand with regard to your client service and relationships. It's a golden opportunity to clear 2014 of any outstanding matters or doubts that will diminish your year’s success.
In the first part of this two-part series, I talked about the importance of keeping up with trends in technology, particularly if we choose to use technology to better serve our clients and help manage our practice. However, technology is also a rapidly changing area that requires periodic updates on where it sits now, and where it is going.