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Monday, 28 March 2016 09:00

Hello? It’s not just e-mail . . .

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Hello? It’s not just e-mail . . .As Canadian and foreign companies that do business in Canada continue to struggle with the complexities of Canda’s Anti-Spam Legislation compliance, some organizations are tempted to just reach for their phones instead and do some old-fashioned “cold calling,” believing themselves immune from legal censure.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

A tale of two standards

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A tale of two standardsI’ll start this column by telling you about what has been referred to as “one of NL’s biggest fraud scandals.” The period of 1999 to 2004 represented both the best of times and the worst of times for local Newfoundland and Labrador real estate development company Myles-Legér Ltd., co-owned by brothers William and Randell Clarke.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

Keeping up with international treaties

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Keeping up with international treatiesUnless you are a keen observer of international human rights, you probably don’t know that earlier this month a United Nations expert committee issued its periodic review on Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. By acceding to this and other treaties, our governments accept the obligation to implement the provisions of the treaties and to report every five years on their progress.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

Obviously hard to prove

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Obviously hard to proveThere exists an overwhelming imbalance of power between the state and the individual.
Monday, 14 March 2016 10:00

Make metrics make you

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Make metrics make youThere are a lot of opinions and emoticons out there in today’s online world. Manage your path forward through research and your destiny through the setting and measuring of success metrics. Let the facts, rather than hearsay, guide you to a successful career.
Monday, 14 March 2016 09:00

The hiring process: Know what you want

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The hiring process: Know what you wantIn a few months, articling candidates and freshly called lawyers will be pounding the pavement looking for positions.
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00

The perfect time for a law commission revival

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The perfect time for a law commission revivalParliament is currently wrestling with the issue of physician-assisted dying. This is an issue that is often religious, perhaps cultural, but always legal. Now is the time that Parliament could benefit from the wisdom and experience of a revived law reform commission.
Electoral ‘reform’ and the legal profession in CanadaThe federal Liberal government’s stated intention to bring about electoral “reform” without a referendum brings to mind Lord Acton’s famous dictum: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Sadly, notwithstanding the legal profession’s historical role in protecting the rights we enjoy in modern Canada, a very large percentage of lawyers are unaware of this intention. They should be.
‘Priming’ the legal brain for effective diversity & inclusion strategiesIn the modern economy, firms and in-house legal departments around the globe understand that adapting to rapid change is the new normal. Organizations that thrive appreciate that change must be managed for them to grow.
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00

Video: Practice Made Perfect – Back to Basics

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Video: Practice Made Perfect – Back to BasicsIn her first episode of Practice Made Perfect, business development coach Jane Southren wants to get back to basics and talk to you about three foundational principles that you can use to help guide you when deciding how to spend your business development time.
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