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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President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.
President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.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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Monday, 07 July 2014 08:00

Everybody need apply

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 a recent Ontario Bar Association meeting that women and visible minorities aren’t applying for judge jobs and that’s why they’re under-represented on the bench. He reportedly also said a woman’s bond with her children might also be the reason few would apply for judicial positions on the federal “circuit courts” where they may be forced to travel away from family (say for a week in another big city or something crazy like that).
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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:00

Defining roles

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_shutterstock_152657705.jpgWhen it comes to related-party transactions, are the roles of in-house counsel, audit committees, and external lawyers always clearly defined?
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgIn the spring of 1963, Bob Jarvis graduated with an LLB from the University of Alberta. He moved to Ontario and wanted to enter the Law Society of Upper Canada’s bar admission program. He was informed his University of Alberta LLB did not satisfy the LSUC’s education requirements for entry into the program.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_benhanuka1.jpgAs legal professionals, we must keep our clients’ information confidential. At the same time, cloud storage of client files is starting to become popular. The benefits of cloud services are significant; not only for the end user, but also from a security perspective.
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