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Monday, 01 February 2010 05:12

Video: Legal aid boycott effective

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Video: Legal aid boycott effectiveEditor Gail Cohen discusses the Ontario legal aid boycott and other highlights from the February issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine. click here to view video

In our times we are unfortunately in the thick of a fiercely contested struggle between the present constitutional order that has given Canada democratic government under the rule of law within a workable federalism, on the one hand, and an activist adventurism that would fragment Canada internally into hundreds of sovereign jurisdictions, on the other.


The dawn of a new era of civil litigation in OntarioThe start of this new decade coincides with the beginning of a new era in civil litigation in Ontario with the coming into force of the most significant amendments to the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure since 2005.


No absolute time bar for assessment of accountsSometimes it pays to not take what you read on the Internet at face value. While there are significant benefits in making legislation and court decisions freely available to the general public through government web sites such as e-Laws as well as CanLII, sometimes the provincial legislature does not keep up with judicial decisions that effectively repeal or modify provincial statutes.


Monday, 25 January 2010 04:14

The art of 'CYA' compliance

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The art of 'CYA' complianceDuring the past few years of practice, I have noticed that clients are seeming to take far less responsibility for the processing of their applications and the overall process, while at the same time the requirements and accompanying practice have become more strict.


Monday, 18 January 2010 09:37

Snow Job: lightly entertaining, but a bit long

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Snow Job: lightly entertaining, but a bit long This is 72-year-old William Deverell’s fourth Arthur Ramsgate Beauchamp Q.C., Brian Pomeroy legal mystery. Beauchamp, the aged criminal defence war horse of the British Columbia bar and civil libertarian, has gone green and inhabits the Gulf Islands, like the narrator-writer, when he isn’t slouching in Costa Rica.


But I thought you got the assignment from Dave! Now what are we going to do?


Monday, 11 January 2010 07:20

Should you incorporate your legal practice?

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In 2001, many provincial governments changed their incorporation laws to include professionals. Since then, lawyers have been eligible to incorporate their legal practices in Ontario.


Bill C-300: A road to redemption for mining companies Bill C-300, “an act respecting corporate accountability for the activities of mining, oil or gas in developing countries,” has generated heated public debate, as well as strong opposition from the Canadian mining sector.


Monday, 11 January 2010 06:49

January Canadian Lawyer video profile

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January Canadian Lawyer video profileCanadian Lawyer editor Gail Cohen chats with Marc-André Blanchard who becomes the new CEO and chairman of McCarthy Tétrault this month. click here to view video
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