Snoop Dogg’s logo could be counter to Cannabis Act marketing rules, says David Lipkus partner at Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP and trademark agent.
While alternative fee arrangements and seeking out external law firms with a diverse roster of lawyers were not top of mind for most in-house counsel who participated in Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Corporate Counsel Survey, the billable-hour model and developing external counsel relationships were.
In an effort to speed up Ontario’s civil justice system, on Feb. 1, the province's Superior Court will begin a case management pilot called the One Judge Model.
“I wanted to be a rock star. And I became a lawyer along the way.”
When negotiating, arranging and implementing wills, trusts and estates, the unique dramas accompanying a family are growing in intricacy.
In a successful motion made by the trustee of a bankrupt estate to access two properties held in a trust, the case turned on the testimony of a typology expert who showed the font used in the trust documents did not exist when the documents were allegedly prepared.
Tax boutiques represent a wide variety of clients, but they all take a public policy perspective
Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.
Insurance defence boutiques are increasingly specializing in new emerging areas to stay ahead
The recommendations of a parliamentary committee looking into the criminal record pardon system is a microcosm of a government that has come up short on their promises for criminal justice reform, say criminal defence lawyers.