Kristal Bayes

Kristal Bayes is a first-year associate at Fillmore Riley LLP in Winnipeg. Her experiences on the first rung of the law firm ladder will resonate with lots of readers.

Column: Trial by Fire

Pascale Daigneault

Pascale Daigneault is a former president of the Ontario Bar Association and former partner at Fleck Law, a small firm near Sarnia, Ont. She will be tackling issues facing small and sole firms.

Column: Soul and Small Practice

Ted Flett

Ted Flett is in his third year at University of New Brunswick School Law where he is presently on exchange in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is a member and former chairperson of OUTLaw, the UNB'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 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

Column: Making Rain

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:

Column: In-house Coach

Ben Hanuka

Ben Hanuka may be reached at  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

Gillian Hnatiw

Gillian Hnatiw is a parnter at Lerners in Toronto. She can be reached at

Column: Trials & Tribulations

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.  

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 currently the president of the Canadian IT Law Association and can be reached at The views presented here are the author's alone.

Column: The IT Girl

Jennifer Nees

Jennifer Nees is a Toronto-based business immigration lawyer working with Egan LLP. She is the chairmwoman of the immigration section of the Ontario Bar Association and  past-chairwoman of the Canadian chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Associations. She can be reached at

Column: The Immigration Line

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 and his Twitter feed at He  can be reached at

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


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

Column: Border Crossings

Twila Reid

Twila Reid has a passion for labour and employment law and is a partner at Stewart McKelvey  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

Column: The Twila Zone

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

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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