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Monday, 24 April 2017 09:01

Mapping out an e-discovery strategy

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Mapping out an e-discovery strategyThe numbers on e-discovery projects can be staggering both from a dollar and document perspective. E-discovery can represent 50 per cent of the cost in a litigation matter. It can also be a process where 50,000 documents are looked at for 200 that really matter.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:01

In search of the right expert witness

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In search of the right expert witnessWhile it may seem at times that in the world at large there is increasing resistance to facts and expertise, this is not the case in the courts. Expert evidence often plays a key role in the ultimate decision made by a trier of fact. It is also one aspect of litigation that is unlikely to decrease in importance, says a former Ontario Court of Appeal judge who headed the comprehensive public inquiry into pediatric forensic pathology in the province, known as the Goudge Inquiry.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:01

Readers' Choice

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Readers' ChoiceMore than 1,600 readers cast votes for their preferred suppliers and vendors in more than 40 categories. Highlighted are the results (listed in alphabetical order) of the five categories — Financial Services, Legal Technology, Litigation Support & Consulting, Real Estate, Recruiting, Staffing & Outsourcing —  determined to be of most relevance to you, the readers of Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:01

Getting ready for GDPR

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Getting ready for GDPRFor years, Canada and the European Union have enjoyed a safe and comfortable relationship when it comes to data privacy. Next year, that will change. In May 2018, the General Data Protection Act comes into force. This privacy legislation imposes stricter requirements than its predecessor, the Data Privacy Directive, and unlike that instrument is not open to interpretation by national governments. Its shockwaves will travel beyond the EU’s borders.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Gender identity and expression

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Gender identity and expressionBritish Columbia amended its Human Rights Code in July 2016 to add “gender identity and expression” as a protected ground. This means that, in B.C., it is now prohibited to discriminate in areas including employment based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression. Neither gender identity nor gender expression are defined in the B.C. code, so employers, and counsel to those employers, need to look outside the code for assistance in interpreting these terms.
CETA bringing changes to pharma patents in CanadaOn Oct. 30, 2016, Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union. Just one day later, Bill C-30: An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures was introduced.  
Stretching the long arm  of the law?Two recent decisions suggest that Canadian courts are ever more inclined to assume jurisdiction over civil claims brought by foreign plaintiffs against Canadian multinationals operating abroad.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Building future wealth for First Nations

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Building future wealth  for First NationsHoward Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

School board confidential

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Photo: Charles Verworn Design
Photo: Charles Verworn Design
Brenda Stokes Verworn left private practice to go in-house many years before doing so became a popular path for lawyers looking for a different way to apply their legal skills. After several years in the law firm environment, she discovered the appeal of providing legal advice in-house in the public sector at the level of local government.
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