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Billable hour morphing into alternative arrangementsIt may not be in its final hour, but more and more lawyers are conceding the billable hour is being put in its “proper place” and is in steady decline.
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

Our voice, our solutions

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Our voice, our solutionsBased on statistics, a career in law was not in the cards for me. I arrived in Canada at the age of nine from Uruguay. English was not my first language. I attended several high schools in the Jane-Finch area in Toronto. I spent some time away from school before returning to get my high school accreditation. I did not have role models in the profession or a network of legal professionals to encourage me and show me that a career in law was possible for me.
Dan Revington is one of a handful of in-house and public sector lawyers running in the LSUC bencher election this year.
Dan Revington is one of a handful of in-house and public sector lawyers running in the LSUC bencher election this year.
While almost 100 lawyers have put their name forward to run for bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, only a handful of those are in-house or public sector lawyers.
One trend driving M&A is disposition of non-core assets, says Craig Hoskins.
One trend driving M&A is disposition of non-core assets, says Craig Hoskins.
Despite what seems like an uncertain economy rocked by declining oil prices and regulatory impediments to cross-border transactions, Canadian merger and acquisitions are expected to increase in the next 12 months, according to a new study.
Hustling and the growth of Canadian companiesCanadian businesses have an enviable record of being technology pioneers. Unfortunately our startups fail too often to capitalize on their technology lead.
Lisa Chamzuk says the penalties are not ‘designed to punish but to encourage compliance.’
Lisa Chamzuk says the penalties are not ‘designed to punish but to encourage compliance.’
Almost a year after coming into force, the CRTC has issued its first fine and notice of violation under Canada’s anti-spam rules to a Quebec company it says was in “flagrant” violation of the law.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

The rise of ‘HR malpractice’ insurance

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Maureen Quinlan notes damages through Ontario’s human rights system are on the rise.
Maureen Quinlan notes damages through Ontario’s human rights system are on the rise.
Some groundbreaking decisions in labour and employment law may have some companies wondering what they would do if they were ever hit with a major claim they hadn’t budgeted for — could they foot the bill, not only for any damages awarded by a court, but for the legal costs incurred?
Katy Perry’s dancing Super Bowl sharks have become part of an IP battle. Photo: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
Katy Perry’s dancing Super Bowl sharks have become part of an IP battle. Photo: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
Who knew Katy Perry’s goofy dancing Super Bowl shark would become the focus of an intellectual property battle?
Little or nothing to fear even in the face of AIMany years ago, I read the book The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin and first published in 1995. In this book, Rifkin sought to convince the reader that developments in technology and increased automation would result in the mass elimination of work and greater worker alienation for those that were able to save their jobs.
Video: View 2015: Shaping the future with Roger Fulton, Linamar Corp.In the fourth of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Roger Fulton, executive vice president, human resources, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Linamar Corp. in Guelph, Ont., talks about growth at the auto parts manufacturer and tackling risk management issues such as product liability and anti-corruption/bribery.
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