Jane Arbour

Jane M. Arbour has a law degree from Dalhousie University and began her legal career in private practice in Nova Scotia. She joined the Department of Justice Canada in 1990 and for most of her time with Justice she advised government departments on domestic and international human rights law.  Jane retired from public service in September 2014. She can be reached at arbour.jane@gmail.com.

Column: Human Rights . . . Here & There

Kirk Baert

Kirk M. Baert is is a partner at Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto and a member of the firm’s executive committee. His practice focuses on plaintiff-side class actions. He can be reached at kbaert@kmlaw.ca.

Column: Class Acts

Philip Bryden

Philip Bryden is a professor in the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. For the 2014 fall term he will be taking up a visiting appointment as the Schulich Distinguished Visiting Professor at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He can be reached at pbryden@ualberta.ca.


Column: Law School Futures

Ted Flett

Ted Flett is in his second year at University of New Brunswick Law where he is also the chairman of OUTLaw, the school’s society for LGBTQ law students and allies. Off campus, he’s a writer, traveller, avid figure skater and “Uncle Teddy” to three nieces and two nephews. He can be reached at eflett@unb.ca or follow him on Twitter @tedflett.

Column: Ab Initio

Debra Forman

Executive coach Debra Forman is a professional certified coach and principal at Pinstripe Coaching. She can be reached at debra@pinstripecoaching.com.

Column: Making Rain

Ben Hanuka

Ben Hanuka may be reached at ben@lawworks.ca.  Ben has been practising commercial litigation with an emphasis on franchise disputes since 1998. He is the principal of Vaughan, Ont.-based Law Works P.C., a small boutique firm founded in 2012, whose files are in the cloud and feet firmly on the ground.

Column: The Future Files

Simone Hughes

Simone Hughes has been strategically leading marketing, business development and PR functions for law firms, an HR consultancy and banks for over 15 years in regional, national and global spaces. She is CMO and sits 'at the management and strategy' table for Field Law. Simone leads profitable and people-sensitive change in firms by blending her business, academic and volunteer background into achievable and profitable programs. shughes@fieldlaw.com  

Column: Make it Count

Fred Krebs

Fred Krebs, is a senior adviser to the Association of Corporate Counsel, a strategic adviser to Clearspire, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School. He served as president of ACC from 1991-2011. He can be reached at krebs@fredkrebs.com and follow him on Twitter @FrederickJKrebs.

Column: In-house Coach

Lisa R. Lifshitz

Lisa R. Lifshitz is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group, specializing in technology and privacy law and is the leader of the firm’s Technology, Privacy and Data Management Group. Lisa has been nationally and internationally recognized for her technology law expertise and enjoys writing and speaking on technology law issues. She is currently the president of the Canadian IT Law Association and can be reached at llifshitz@torkinmanes.com. The views presented here are the author's alone.

Column: The IT Girl


Stephen Mabey

Stephen Mabey, is managing director of Applied Strategies, Inc., which has a long-term contract to provide the chief operating officer function to Atlantic Canada law firm Stewart McKelvey. As well, Applied Strategies works with only small to mid-sized law firms outside of Atlantic Canada providing strategic tactics planning, crisis management, organizational development, financial analysis, and private coaching to lawyers involved in law-firm management. He has written articles on law firm management that have been published in various legal industry periodicals.

Column: Definitely Mabey

Jennifer Nees

Jennifer Nees is a Toronto-based business immigration lawyer working with Egan LLP. She is also past-chairwoman of the Canadian chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and has served on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association's Immigration and IT sections. She can be reached at Jennifer.Nees@ca.ey.com.

Column: The Immigration Line

David A. Paul

David A. Paul, is a senior lawyer and mediator who practises at the boutique law firm Paul & Co. in downtown Kamloops, B.C. His firm’s web site is www.kamloopslaw.com and he can be reached at (250)828-9998.

Column: David Paul's Field Notes

Damian J. Penny

Damian J. Penny, a native of Mt. Pearl, Nfld., is a family law practitioner with Bedford Law in Bedford, N.S. His blog can be found at www.damianpenny.com and his Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/damianpenny. He  can be reached at damian@bedfordlaw.com.

Column: Law Library

Renato Pontello

Renato Pontello is legal counsel to Solantro Semiconductor Corp,.  He was formerly vice-president legal, general counsel and corporate secretary to Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. He can be reached at renatopontello@aol.com.


Column: Practising In-house

Twila Reid

Twila Reid has a passion for labour and employment law and is a partner at Stewart McKelvey www.stewartmckelvey.com.  She lives in Logy Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador and is a gymnastics/dance/swim/soccer/hockey mom to her two young kids. Twila values your perspective.  Share it by e-mailing her at treid@stewartmckelvey.com

Column: The Twila Zone

Lindsay Scott

Lindsay Scott is an associate at litigation boutique Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP in Toronto. Lindsay’s column will focus on the early years of legal practice, and all that comes with it. She welcomes your feedback and can be reached at lindsay.scott@paliareroland.com.

Column: Trial by Fire

Bill Trudell

Veteran criminal defence lawyer Bill Trudell brings the conversation around to issues of importance to the criminal bar and the legal profession as a whole.

Column: Sidebars

Margaret L. Waddell

Margaret L. Waddell is a senior partner at Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP in Toronto.  She has a varied advocacy practice including a broad range of complex commercial and shareholder litigation, professional liability cases, class actions and appellate advocacy.  She can be reached at marg.waddell@paliareroland.com.

Column: Trials & Tribulations

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is a franchise, licensing, and intellectual property lawyer at Boughton in Vancouver and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. He is a regular business law columnist with The Globe and Mail and other publications. He is also the author of Manage Your Online Reputation, a book written to guide individuals and businesses on how to monitor and protect their personal and corporate reputations on social media. The views expressed are strictly those of Tony Wilson and do not reflect the opinions of the Law Society of British Columbia, CBABC, or their respective members.

Column: Letter from Law Law Land

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