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September 30, 2013
Doing business with China
If anyone understands the potential for Canadian business to benefit from China’s evolution towards a more open market it’s Joe Bradford. Bradford is vice president, joint ventures and legal, at CNOOC Canada Inc. Prior to the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Co. International’s contentious $15-billion acquisition of Canadian oil and gas company Nexen Inc. earlier this year, his team was focused on managing CNOOC’s 35-per-cent interest in the Long Lake, Kinosis, Cottonwood, and Leis
Ab Initio
September 30, 2013
OCIs: consider ‘how’ you want to work
This time last year, my 2L peers and I were on edge waiting to hear back from employers after submitting OCI applications.
September 30, 2013
ABA law school report resonates in Canada
The American Bar Association’s task force on the future of legal education released a draft report on Sept. 20, shining a light on the need for change.
The Immigration Line
September 30, 2013
Flexibility needed in foreign worker rules
I know I keep saying it, but change has officially become the only constant in the immigration universe.
September 30, 2013
When lawyers trust their intuitions
Most civil lawsuits settle out of court. If this were not so the legal system would be quickly overwhelmed. When a case settles later than it could have, or a case that should have settled goes to trial, there are costs and consequences for both litigants and society as a whole, and the reputation of counsel may suffer.
September 30, 2013
Video: Making Rain: Bring all your values to the table
In this month's Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman discusses how to gauge your success. If you are similar to many lawyers, you gauge it by money, but you have many more attributes that hold value and can play pivotal roles in your success.

Current Issue

September 2013 • Volume 37, Issue 9
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: September 2013
    Beside the name plate outside Hartley R. Nathan’s 21st-floor downtown Toronto office is a small white ceramic plaque with the
    • Subtitle Top Ontario regional firms
    Written by Charlotte Santry
    Issue Date: September 2013
    Ontario law firms see opportunities and risks in an era of consolidation and slow economic growth. Clients who are released
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Mining Law
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: September 2013
    It’s no secret it’s been a tough year in the mining sector, especially for those in the exploration and development

Departments

    • Subtitle Tech Support
    Written by Dera J. Nevin
    Issue Date: September 2013
    We are living in an era of big data. What does this mean for litigation and for its requisite discovery effort? Lots — and the future is intriguing. The rise of big data forces a shift not only in thinking about the point of e-discovery, but also the approach taken

Columns

    • Subtitle Top Court Tales
    Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: September 2013
    We all know judges, particularly those on a country’s highest court, make law and decide social policy. Should they take public opinion into account when they do it? And should they take into consideration how their decisions might affect the way people subsequently think and behave?
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: September 2013
    According to Vincent Polley, there are two kinds of law firms: those that know they have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked.
 
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