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E-commerce — it’s a buzzword so old it can hardly be called a buzzword anymore, and something everybody thinks they understand. I’ve talked to countless startup founders and CEOs who talk about doing business online like it’s the easiest thing in the world to set up a web site, advertise a product, and start collecting money hand over fist. Simple as that. Nothing to it.
- Trial by Fire
I often fantasize (when I’m not at work, of course) about whether one could really predict the future. What a life I would lead if only I could pick the best investments, predict the next big technology, or warn the authorities about impending natural disasters (I throw this last item in lest I be accused of using these potential powers only for personal gain!). Unfortunately, in real life, my predictive powers are relatively amateur — I sometimes lose those court cases I expected to win, and sometimes win those court cases I expected to lose.
- Human Rights . . . Here & There
- The Accidental Mentor
- Letter from Law Law Land
What you need to appreciate about Vancouver in the summertime is that there's a general sense of “unreality” here, in part because many people think (or want to think) it's northern California, the Mediterranean Coast, or that area between Lugano, Switzerland and George Clooney’s house on Lake Como for a good part of the year.
- The Future Files
- Class Acts
The individual issues sections of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, give the trial judge broad discretion to fashion proceedings for the resolution of individual issues. In particular, a court is authorized to dispense with any procedure it considers unnecessary, and to direct special procedures where necessary.
- Trial by Fire
As a junior lawyer, and relatively new to this self-regulating profession, I am a touch sensitive to any communications from the Law Society of Upper Canada. So, when I recently got an e-mail from the law society reminding me I hadn’t entered into the portal any of my continuing professional development time this year, I had a mini-panic.