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Monday, 09 June 2014 08:00

Link in to law through social media

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It is hard to believe 10 months of articling have come and gone. With that comes the end of this series of articles about articling.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 02 June 2014 08:00

New money

Illustration: Pierre-Paul Pariseau
Illustration: Pierre-Paul Pariseau
Small businesses and startups across Canada look set to gain much wider access to capital under proposals to permit equity crowdfunding. In recent months, securities regulators in Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia have all released plans that would allow businesses to raise cash in this way.
Published in Features
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgI recently wrote an article that described how supporting an early stage startup requires, what I perceive to be, a different mindset and service model compared to a later stage startup or mature organization. In this article I set out to sharpen the discussion to companies in the social media space, and intend to discuss the role in-house counsel can play in driving growth in companies that have the potential to go viral — and avoiding missteps.
Published in Latest News
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.

Published in Latest News
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)?  
Published in Web exclusive content
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.
 
Published in Issue Archive
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.
Published in Latest News
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.
Published in Issue Archive
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.
Published in Commentary
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.
Published in Web exclusive content
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