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Monday, 08 September 2014 10:00

Be a contact curator: developing your contact list

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Simone_Hughes-1.jpgBuilding a list of contacts and turning them into meaningful relationships is your key to long-term prosperity. A steady flow of good work is your ultimate goal.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Margaret_L_Waddell.jpgFollowing the 2010 Supreme Court of the United States decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, there was significant speculation in many quarters that Canada would become the class action haven for internationally scoped securities class actions.
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:00

Tooling around with iAnnotate

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_benhanuka1.jpgIf you are looking for a mobile document review app, consider iAnnotate. It lets you review and share documents using your tablet. It makes for a simple and easy way to navigate through a document, either page by page or guided by annotations or bookmarks — either yours or someone else’s.
Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:11

Video: Worlds apart

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_September_J.-Salomon.jpgJessica Salomon spent five years as a war crimes prosecutor but left law to pursue a career in stand-up. Here’s a taste of her wry humour from a recent gig at Ottawa’s Yuk Yuk’s comedy club.
Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Remembering The Guns of August

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_tonywilson.jpgAnyone who hasn’t read Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer prize-winning book from 1962, The Guns of August should read it this summer, which is coincidentally the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_August_MakingRain54.jpgLawyers who are successful and effective leaders are recognized and trusted by colleagues and clients. This month, executive coach Debra Forman offers  some tips to become more visible and brand effectively.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Stephen-Mabey-2013.jpgDr. Larry Richard, seen by many as an eminent expert on the personality profile of lawyers, has pointed out the following characteristics of lawyers in the past:
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00

The importance of taking a proper affidavit

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During your career, you may be called upon by a friend, cousin, brother, sister, mother-in-law, or others you have known for a long time to swear an affidavit or notarize a document. On many occasions, their requests may not be aligned with the law society rules and other legal or ethical obligations incumbent on us. As lawyers we must follow, without exception, rules incumbent to our integrity in those circumstances — even if doing so might offend the person seeking your assistance. The following are some recommendations to consider when taking an affidavit.
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00

Car hacking is the new car jacking

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Lisa-Lifshitz.jpgIn many respects, today’s new cars are essentially mini-computers on wheels, containing vast amounts of computer chips, sensors, and nanotechnology controlled by thousands of lines of software code.
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00

A present of gratitude

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Twila-E-Reid.jpgSummer has finally “spread her hand” here in Atlantic Canada. The weather is so nice our team decided to close the office early last Friday (yes, we often have to close early for bad weather, and we also — about once a year — close early in the summer when there is good weather).
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