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- Trials & Tribulations
On May 25, I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend a special session of Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada during which it granted the Law Society Medal to some of the profession’s inspired leaders, including Ron Slaght, Alfred Mamo, and Cynthia Petersen. In addition to the LSM, two other awards were presented: the Lincoln Alexander Award and the Laura Legge Award.
- Human Rights . . . Here & There
In a recent Al Jazeera report, doctors working in a hospital spoke of how they found Viagra and condoms in the pockets of dead Libyan army soldiers. Putting this together with the reports of rape of women adds important details to the picture of an army not only armed with the hardware of war such as guns, rifles, tanks, and bombs but also the chemical and protective gear to carry out yet another way to attack — rape.
- A defence counsel on drowning in the politics of fear & loathing
I don’t wish to be the criminal lawyer who cried wolf. But, I am going to, because I believe we have some good reasons to be worried about our future. I believe that we are currently drowning in the political climate of fear and loathing. I believe that we are leaning towards the old school, Old Testament, retribution agendas. I believe we are slowly going to lose some of our rights guaranteed to us in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Written by Debra Forman Posted Date: May 30th, 2011
In this May episode of Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman offers thoughts on how to lead project teams to provide effective and efficient client service. click here to view video
- Wine can often be the most illiquid asset in an estate
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- The Immigration Line
As an immigration lawyer, I have seen first-hand stories of individuals who arrived to Canada as skilled workers, highly trained and very well educated, who find themselves unable to find work in their field. Lack of Canadian experience, “foreign” accents, and great expense for accreditation of foreign credentials all become insurmountable barriers for many of the world’s foreign skilled workers who come to Canada.
- The IT Girl
Many people associate client data protection (CDP) with large global transactions. Outsourcing-related deals in all likelihood contemplate some form of access to and transmission of, and possibly the retention, storage, and/or destruction of client data. But it is also true that if you have resources (people) supporting your projects from oversees (Europe or India) or you have servers outside the jurisdiction in which services are being delivered, you need to think about whether there are contractual provisions in place and laws that apply to you with regard to data (be it personal, health, relating to children, etc.) that isn’t yours.
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