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Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

Not to be dismissed

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgLast semester, one of my columns questioned whether law school students are being heard. I was encouraged to revisit the subject given the discussion it spurred among my peers and a recent event that again questions whether students are taken seriously.
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The LSSO has concerns about the placement portion of the LPP.
The LSSO has concerns about the placement portion of the LPP.
The LPP is a program divided.
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Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

Predictions for 2015

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgFor last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
― T.S. Eliot
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Monday, 29 December 2014 08:00

Ethical lawyering in the 21st century

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpg“. . . [T]he legal profession is in a period of stress and transition; its economic models are under duress; the concepts of its professional uniqueness are narrow and outdated; and, as a result, its ethical imperatives are weakened and their sources ill-defined.”
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_BH-Shirt-and-Jacket.jpgThis is my last column for 2014. One of my columns addressed some of the relevant provisions of lawyers’ competence in the Rules of Professional Conduct, as they relate to technology.
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Monday, 08 December 2014 08:00

100 years of legal education in Manitoba

Class of 1914
Class of 1914
This year has been a busy one for the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, as 2014 marks our centennial year. Our law school, uniquely in Canada, was created as a joint venture of the University of Manitoba and the Law Society of Manitoba in 1914. Prior to that, the law society ran an apprenticeship program of articles of clerkship, just like other law societies across the country, and the university ran a “reading” program with exams in law that the law society recognized to reduce the number of years of articling.
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President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.
President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.
How much weight should a law student’s grades be given? Does a student’s sub-par academic performance automatically mean they would be a sub-par lawyer? Are exams a fair way to measure professional competency? How much consideration should each individual’s backstory be given?
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Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Showing leadership on a divisive issue

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_tonywilson.jpgThere’s a wonderful scene in the third season of Sherlock, where Benedict Cumberbatch, playing Sherlock Holmes, explains to Phillip Anderson, a Scotland Yard forensic expert, how the BBC’s favourite sleuth faked his own death.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgThere is rising doubt as to whether the voice of law and articling students is being heard in respect to decisions pertaining to the future of the profession. Case in point: the Law Society of New Brunswick’s special meeting on Sept. 13 to reconsider the council’s Trinity Western University accreditation decision.
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Bull by the horns

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_Bull.jpgEntrepreneurship is a catchword in the practice of law these days, but it’s also a skill you could use when articling in a small law firm, where there is less structure and more room to innovate and create the kind of experience you want.
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