Karen Busby

Karen Busby likes to write about sex, politics and religion. She is a law professor and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba as well as author of Manitoba Queen's Bench Rules. She can be reached at Karen_Busby@umanitoba.ca.

Column: Rights Matter

Kevin Cheung

Kevin Cheung is an associate at Fleck Law.  He is the CLE Liaison for the Sole, Small Firm and General Practice Section of the Ontario Bar Association.  He will be tackling issues facing sole and small firms.   He can be reached at kcheung@flecklaw.ca. 

Column: Soul & Small Practice

Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia is the General Counsel for Nissan Canada, Inc. Fernando’s duties include providing strategic and legal advice on Canada-wide dealer operations, labour relations and employment law, government affairs and all general legal matters. He holds an MIR from the University of Toronto, and LLB/BCL from McGill and recently completed an MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University. He can be reached at:  fernando.garcia@nissancanada.com.

Column: In-house Coach

Ian Holloway

The dean of law at the University of Calgary, and former dean at Western’s law school, Ian Holloway’s column will focus on the future of legal education in Canada.

Column: Law School Futures

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

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 the immediate past 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

Courtney March

Courtney March is in her second year of law school at the University of Windsor. She is a citations editor for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and vice president of the Cycling Association of Windsor Law. For the past nine years, she has worked in the fitness industry as a group exercise instructor, as well as a personal trainer. She can be reached at marchc@uwindsor.ca.

Column: Ab Initio

Naveen Mehta

Naveen Mehta is General Counsel and Director of Human Rights and Diversity at UFCW Canada.  He is a sought-after Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Facilitator & Speaker with CulturWorks | Growth Strategies. He is also a Board Member of Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy, a member of Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusiveness, the Federation of Canadian Lawyers and North American Regional Diversity Expert for the ILO. He can be reached at naveen@culturworks.com
ca.linkedin.com/in/naveenpmehta/ and Twitter: @naveenpmehta.    

Column: Diversity

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

Ron Poulton

Immigration lawyer Ronald Poulton will attempt to steer the reader over the ever changing land scape of immigration law and policy to ask the question; What's law got to do with it? He can be reached at Ronald@poultonlaw.com.

Column: Border Crossings

Jane Southren

Jane Southren is the principle of Jane Southren Consulting. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience as a practising litigator and almost five years as an in-house business development coach at a mid-sized law firm, Jane works with lawyers to help them build their practices into strong, sustainable businesses. She writes and speaks regularly about issues facing lawyers building practices in today’s market and can be reached at jane@southren.ca.

Column: Practice Made Perfect

Michael Spratt

Michael Spratt is a partner at the Ottawa criminal law firm Abergel Goldstein & Partners. He has served as a director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and vice president, of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. He is an award-winning blogger and podcaster who frequently appears as an expert witness before the House of Commons and the Senate. Check out his continuing work at michaelspratt.com and on Twitter @mspratt.

Column: The Woodshed

Steve Szentesi

Steve Szentesi is a competition and advertising lawyer based in Toronto. He is a former adjunct professor of competition law at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, author of a number of competition law publications and is lawyer-editor for Practical Law Canada Competition. He writes regularly with particular interest in competition policy and innovation and law. He can be reached at steve@szentesilaw.com.

Column: Competing Interests

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

Mark Warner

Mark Warner is an Ontario and New York attorney specializing in competition, trade and investment law. He has practiced law in leading law firms in Toronto, Washington, New York and Brussels, has served as counsel to the OECD in Paris, and is a former Director of Legal Services for Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, Ministry of Research & Innovation and Ministry of Consumer Services. In 2015, Mark was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He can be reached at mark.warner@maawlaw.com.

Column: Meet the Competition

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson QC is a franchise, licensing, and intellectual property lawyer at Boughton Law in Vancouver, an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and Sessional Lecturer at  Thompson Rivers University Law School, where he teaches Ethical Lawyering. He is a regular business law columnist with The Globe and Mail and a Bencher of The Law Society of British Columbia. He is the author of Manage Your Online Reputation and Buying a Franchise in Canada. The views expressed herein do not reflect the opinions of the Law Society of British Columbia or any other organization.

Column: Letter from Law Law Land

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