Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Sana Halwani says the intent of a recent pro bono effort was to achieve some certainty on gene patents.|
Monday, 14 March 2016 09:46 Written by Renato Pontello
A key role of in-house legal counsel is to decide when, why, and where to farm out legal work. At times, the appropriate and most efficient thing to do is to retain the work in-house. In other instances, necessity dictates it be referred out; however, the selection of external legal advisors can be fraught with conflict.
Monday, 29 February 2016 10:17 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 22 February 2016 10:21 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Brian Radnoff says a letter of reference from an MP for someone before the courts could be seen as a member of the government trying to influence the court.|
Recently, an esteemed colleague of mine wrote on her Facebook page that a successful senior lawyer told her, in discussing the difficulties experienced by articling students in finding placements, that if students are alumni from specific Canadian law schools, their likelihood of future success was minimal, and that their investment in their legal education was not worth it.
Monday, 15 February 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Big Data is here and it is here to stay. Retailers collect and analyze billions of customer purchases every hour, looking for buying trends to better target their marketing efforts. Credit card companies constantly analyze incoming transactions searching for indicators of fraud. Social media platforms curate, store, analyze, and sell data that is invaluable to advertisers. As WikiLeaks has demonstrated, governments scour, record, and analyze massive amounts of information daily, including data mined from their closest allies.