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Cover Story
October 15, 2014
The lure of Mexico
When Guillermo Cruz Rico moved to Canada in 2005, he left behind a life as a criminal lawyer in Mexico City, the megalopolis where he’d been born and raised. But in less than a year, he had settled down in Toronto and was working as an in-house consultant for Greenspan Partners LLP, the reputed criminal defence firm.
October 14, 2014
Toronto human rights lawyer to represent Canadian detained in Cuba
A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer will be representing Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison for denouncing corruption in that country, in the appeal of a 15-year sentence.
Practising In-house
October 14, 2014
Does your organization have a contagious illness policy?
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus should remind employers they are required to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Employers need to create and implement policies and procedures to protect their employees while minimizing their impact on normal business activities.
Trials & Tribulations
October 14, 2014
OCA confirms challenges to ‘misclassification’ overtime class actions
The particular challenges inherent in misclassification class actions were highlighted in the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal upholding the denial of certification in Brown v. CIBC.
The Future Files
October 14, 2014
Presentations of the less-scripted variety
As lawyers, many of us are often called to make a presentation of an issue or an argument in one form or another; be it internally in a firm, for a client, for an industry group, as part of a CLE, or even in court or during an arbitration.
Articling student Megan Strachan shares her tips for making good choices
October 13, 2014
Healthy living for lawyers-to-be
A “healthy routine” can mean any number of things. For me, it means mainly two things: trying to stay active and eating food I cook, rather than eating out or binging on packaged foods — like the ubiquitous free firm snacks. Saying no when all I want to do is stress eat Oreos is a daily challenge.  
Tips on enhancing your experience and leaving a long-lasting impression
October 13, 2014
Excelling at articles
As law students, we constantly worry about our future career: whether it’s on landing an articling position, successfully completing it, or getting hired back afterwards. So how can you make the best out of your experience?
October 12, 2014
Lakehead’s Faculty of Law named in honour of former chief justice Bora Laskin
What’s in a name? For Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, it represents quite a legacy.

Current Issue

October 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 10
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: September 2014
    The practice of law is always evolving as new influences such as technology add complexity to how lawyers solve problems…
  • Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: September 2014
    In 2011, an RCMP officer called Karen MacKinnon at her home in Drumheller, Alta. and asked her to come into…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: E-discovery
    Written by Shane Schick
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Anne Glover will admit it: She sometimes misses all those banker’s boxes. Well, maybe not all the banker’s boxes. “I…

Departments

    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Dale Smith
    Issue Date: September 2014
    There are many words to describe Donald Bayne, a member of the defence bar for some 43 years, but one of his associates has a choice few. “You would expect him to be incredibly intimidating but he’s not so at all,” says Meaghan Thomas, one of Bayne’s colleagues at Bayne…

Columns

    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Law firms looking to secure their future need to hire more technology experts, not lawyers. It’s one of the key takeaways from the “Legal Technology Future Horizons” report from the International Legal Technology Association.
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: September 2014
    A generous amount of this month’s issue of Canadian Lawyer is dedicated to technology and the law. Technology in its various forms and permutations have and continue to transform legal practice and while this issue began with a plan for a special report on e-discovery, it organically morphed into a…
 
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