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Monday, 11 May 2015 08:00

Advanced Adobe Acrobat features

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_BH-Shirt-and-Jacket.jpgIn last month’s column, I provided a brief overview of the new Adobe Acrobat DC, the newest version of the popular program. In this article, I will address some of the features I often use in my daily practice and how they work.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Pascale-Daigneault.jpgBeing a lawyer is what I do and have been doing for the last 28 years. My formative years were spent in what was then considered a large firm in Alberta. Then 25 years ago, at a legal conference, I met the man who would become my partner in law and in life. Taking a major plunge, we decided to start our own firm.
Determined to limit partnership challenges, we chose not to take on other lawyers.
Brian Beamish says one of his main goals is to help institutions deal with the issue of snooping by health care staff into patient records.
Brian Beamish says one of his main goals is to help institutions deal with the issue of snooping by health care staff into patient records.
Personal health information breaches are on the rise and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Ontario is embarking on an internal review of its processes in this and other areas as cases become more prevalent.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_dolman-alexandre.jpgOn April 15, 2015, the Quebec Court of Appeal released its highly anticipated decision in Bertico Inc. v. Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd., a group action brought against Dunkin’ Donuts by 21 of its franchisees in Quebec.
Monday, 27 April 2015 08:00

For fetter or worse

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Ron-Poulton.jpgI found the smoking gun of humanitarian and compassionate decision-making in immigration law. Of all the unlikely places, I found it in Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. It is the only place that has it, I’m pretty sure.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Lisa-Lifshitz.jpgThere is no doubt the world can be a scary and threatening place in which to do business. Cyber attacks are on the rise. Estimates show cybercriminals unleash 3.5 new threats targeting small and medium businesses every second.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_tonywilson.jpg“Saigon . . .  I’m still only in Saigon . . . Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the jungle.”

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_Rick-Kathuria.jpgNote from Scott Jolliffe, chairman and CEO of Gowlings:

When I was asked to write an article about the increasingly important role of “non-lawyers” in law firms, I asked Rick Kathuria, our national director, project management office and legal logistics, to share his views on the subject, particularly given his role in our newly launched legal project management initiative, Gowlings Practical™ — in which Rick has been a vital and driving force. Rick is not a lawyer, but he has credentials as a project management professional, certified management consultant and professional engineer. What follows is his response.

Monday, 27 April 2015 08:00

Video: Making Rain: Be your own gatekeeper

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2015_April_Making_Rain_62.jpgIn this month’s episode, Debra Forman challenges lawyers to be more proactive and hands-on in their professional development by being their own gatekeeper — effectively allocating their own time and executing their efforts.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Kristal-Bayes.jpgOne is the loneliest number — particularly when you are sitting at your desk, eyes glazed over, reviewing a new assignment you are unsure how to tackle. Luckily, we’re not alone — despite how the practice of law may feel sometimes.
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