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Monday, 06 January 2014 08:00

Developing a personal brand during articles

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The purpose of articling is primarily to provide law students with 10 months of legal training before becoming licensed lawyers. Understandably, the focus is often on developing the skills required to draft documents, research points of law, or prepare a closing agenda.

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_Ryan-Edmonds.jpgGenerally speaking, employees cannot take and misuse confidential information when they leave a company. In the past, allegations that a former employee misused client contact information turned on characterizing the source of that information. At the risk of oversimplifying the issue, did the information come from a “Rolodex” (confidential trade connections) or from a “telephone book” (publicly available contact listings)?  
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Monday, 30 September 2013 09:00

Re-shaping organizations

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_October_ih-inclosing-federique.jpgIn the past 10 years, we have witnessed a transformation of the role of general counsel. Responsibilities have diversified and expanded. Where the fundamental duties of general counsel were confined to corporate and contractual matters and the management of contentious issues, the function has stretched to new territories.
 
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Monday, 26 August 2013 08:00

Video: Q & A with Osgoode's Peter Jenkins

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_August_peter_jenkins.jpgOsgoode Hall Law School adjunct professor Peter Jenkins discusses a new course called Legal values: Law, ethics & social media.
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Monday, 26 August 2013 09:08

Q & A with Peter Jenkins

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_September_qa-peter-jenkins2.jpgAdjunct professor Peter Jenkins teaches a course at Osgoode Hall Law School called Legal values: Law, ethics & social media. Offered for the second time in the winter 2014 term, it’s a small first-year course open to 20 students, with five spots reserved for upper-year students. Jenkins spoke with 4Students assistant editor Heather Gardiner about the course.
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Monday, 06 May 2013 08:00

A new kind of case commentary

Illustration: Dushan Milic
Illustration: Dushan Milic
R.v. Ryan
is an important case for an unusual reason. It introduced a new kind of case commentary, one made possible by social media. If this novel form of commentary catches on, it will change the way the public sees and evaluates the justice system.
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Monday, 26 November 2012 08:00

A brief intro to lawyers on Twitter

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_damian-j-penny.jpgSarah Peterson Herr, a research lawyer with the Kansas Court of Appeals, recently learned the hard way that putting your opinions out on Twitter can get a lawyer in trouble. After calling a former state attorney general now facing ethics charges a “douche bag,” Herr found herself out of a job.
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Monday, 27 August 2012 09:00

Are you a curse-mailer?

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_darcy_merkur.jpgYou have all received “curse-mail” from other lawyers. You know, the snarky e-mail that draws you into a punch-back response — the bullyish “how dare you” threatening e-mails that critique your view as “preposterous,” “ridiculous,” and “outlandish.”
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_sarah-dale-harris.jpgSo many of us connect and market ourselves by way of social media sites. We have personal profiles, professional profiles, public and private personas. We put so much information about ourselves out into the ‘public’ domain and while most of us are aware on some level that this information is or might be personal information, we post it nonetheless and rely on site-related policies and the law to protect us from intrusive access, collection, and exploitation of information about us.
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Lawyer Daniel Sorensen says you need to be extremely cautious about what you post on Facebook.
Lawyer Daniel Sorensen says you need to be extremely cautious about what you post on Facebook.
You might want to think twice before posting that photo of you skiing on Whistler Mountain — you never know where it could end up.
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