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July 6, 2015
Careers derailed
After five years spent at ground zero of a spreading financial disaster known as the Hollinger newspaper swap, Elizabeth DeMerchant was acutely aware of its toxicity. As the Torys LLP counsel watched from the sidelines, the reputations of one director, auditor, or legal counsel after another had been laid waste by scandal or suspicion.
July 6, 2015
Fencing through law school
Louise Fournier who is about to enter her final semester of law school at McGill, finished 51st out of 70 fencers, in epee style category at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea this past Saturday. She won two bouts of pool against a student from China and one from Hungary and lost 15-10 in direct elimination against a student competitor from the United States. She was the only female fencer representing Canada on a seven-member team from Canada.
Listening, understanding, and education all key to moving this country forward, he says.
July 6, 2015
Legal community should take lead on aboriginal issues: Rama GC
The general counsel for the Chippewas of Rama First Nation is calling on the legal leaders of Canadian companies, institutions, and law firms to think about how they can take action around recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation report and on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.
June 29, 2015
The overseers of the enterprise
For our 10th annual InHouse Annual General Counsel Roundtable we went to the great city of Montreal where five experienced corporate counsel, who clearly love their work and are passionate about the role they play in enabling business, discussed at length the issues that consume their days and what makes for strong external law firm relationships.

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June 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 6


    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: July 2015
    When Vassilios Apostolopoulos had fallen to the lowest depth of his life, he didn’t have to go back to law, after all he had made mistakes, given up practising, and been disbarred. He could have chosen to take other routes on the road to rebuilding his life. He had other…


  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: July 2015
    My latest project is Abella! It’s a rock musical about the Supreme Court of Canada, featuring Rosie Abella, its most interesting and colourful justice. There will be singing and dancing. “It’s madness,” the editor of this magazine told me. I don’t think so. I’m just going down the path laid…
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: July 2015
    A few weeks ago, I went to the very-well attended launch of LegalX, a new law-focused innovation hub at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The event, held in the airy and inviting atmosphere of MaRS, attracted many of the familiar faces of the New Law movement in Canada. LegalX…
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