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July 28, 2014
TRU law class embrace the Wiki
Thompson Rivers University professor Margaret Hall’s mandatory first-year legal perspectives class has historically been a difficult one to teach.
The Immigration Line
July 28, 2014
How do you fix a problem like immigration?
The headline is tongue-in-cheek because really, the first step towards “fixing” immigration is to realize the immigration program as a whole, and even our temporary foreign worker program, in part, are not necessarily broken. Yes, there are people who misuse, misunderstand, or downright abuse the system, but a watch isn’t broken because someone forgets to wind it.
A counterpoint to Bob Rae
July 28, 2014
The new constitutional order
Bob Rae’s sunny and upbeat assessment of the state of aboriginal law, in the July edition of Canadian Lawyer, warrants a counterpoint response.
Ab Initio
July 28, 2014
Etiquette and student recruitment: what’s the fuss?
“Etiquette shmetiquette,” I thought to myself when I noticed one of the University of New Brunswick law career development seminar topics was essentially Manners 101. I didn’t think I needed it. I’m no Emily Post but I don’t offend people by talking politics or religion on first meeting and I hold my pinky finger out when sipping tea.
Class Acts
July 28, 2014
A steeper hill for securities class actions
The plaintiff’s securities class action bar takes on substantial risk when they bring a claim seeking leave under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act. Often, all counsel knows is there has been some wrongdoing at a company that has led to a dramatic decline in the price of a share. The diligent counsel reviews the company’s historic public disclosure, wherein the company’s health has been, without fail, viewed through rose-coloured glasses. Once the corrective disclosure occurs, the
July 28, 2014
Appeal court rules in favour of UBS in fight with former CEO and director
It won’t change or strengthen any laws around executive compensation but a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal should have boards giving sober second thought to how they grant big bonuses and golden parachutes to top executives.
July 28, 2014
Video: Making Rain - Stay in the driver's seat
In this month’s Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman reminds you that when it comes to balancing your career desires you are ultimately the person responsible for your success.

Current Issue

July 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 7
  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: July 2014
    Ask Marshall Pawar what brought down Heenan Blaikie LLP and the corporate lawyer slyly dodges the question, telling a reporter…
    • Subtitle 2014 Canadian Lawyer Legal Fees Survey
    Written by Michael McKiernan
    Issue Date: July 2014
    Associate salaries are back on the upswing, but new lawyers may have to do more for their money in the…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Family Law
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: July 2014
    Guidy Mamann was at a former employee’s wedding when he received a phone call. “The community called me to tell…


    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Peter Small
    Issue Date: July 2014
    For 33 years Jim Lowry put accused criminals in jail. Now he’s defending them.


    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Bob Rae
    Issue Date: July 2014
    It’s an exciting time to be a lawyer, and an even more exciting time to be practising aboriginal law.
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: July 2014
    It seems the federal government has pissed lawyers off again, this time over who’s applying for spots on the federal bench. “I was just so pissed off,” Avvy Yao-Yao Go, a well-known social justice activist and lawyer, wrote in the Toronto Star after Justice Minister Peter MacKay made comments at…
RT @LegalFeedsblog: New blog post: #SCC sets high standard for Mr. Big confessions
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RT @damianpenny: I largely agree with what the #SCC says about Mr. Big cases, and yet I still have trouble with Hart's confession being rul…
RT @LawTimes: SCC dismisses appeal in Mr. Big case
RT @LawTimes: Confessions during Mr. Big stings presumptively inadmissible, #SCC rules; Crown can overcome by showing probative value outwe…

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