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In my plaintiff-side practice, I help survivors of sexual violence obtain financial compensation for the harms they have suffered as the result of sexual assault and sexual abuse. When speaking with potential clients, one of the most common questions I am asked is whether they will have to use their real name if they sue their abuser or an institution that may be vicariously liable for the abuser’s actions.
Monday, 23 November 2015 09:00 Written by David Wotherspoon & DJ Larkin
It is often the case that discussions of “access to justice” revolve around legal aid funding and alternative dispute resolution processes, and with good reason. In a climate such as British Columbia, where members of the legal profession once took job action to draw attention to the dire need for investment in legal aid, the courts remain inaccessible to many.
Monday, 23 November 2015 09:00 Written by Bill Trudell
A study published in 2015 in the journal Nursing Research found no link between lunar cycles and various events such as hospital admissions, births, patterns of criminal behaviour, menstruation, depression, car accidents, and surgery outcomes. As The Huffington Post reported, “The idea that lunar cycles exert any meaningful influence on human affairs is sheer lunacy.”
Monday, 02 November 2015 09:00 Written by Pascale Daigneault
As sole and small firms, we likely have limited resources to manage disasters unless we plan ahead. Decades ago, the advice was to store important files and office information offsite. This advice still applies, but we now have the benefit of online cloud storage, providing us remote access to our data anywhere.