• Michael Spratt

    SNC-Lavalin controversy could contain key to Wilson-Raybould's shortcomings

    Feb 11, 2019

    Maybe I was wrong all along. Maybe Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, was honestly trying to follow through on the government’s progressive pre-election justice promises.

    Michael Spratt
  • Rob Miller

    Why law firms can’t compete

    Feb 11, 2019

    Law firms are failing. They are failing society and clients by not providing accessible and affordable legal services and by offering the wrong services. They are failing their internal stakeholders by assuming only senior lawyers contribute to law firm success.

    Rob Miller
  • Lisa R. Lifshitz

    OSFI unveils new technology and cybersecurity breach requirements

    Feb 11, 2019

    In addition to ensuring their compliance with Canada’s new federal mandatory data breach and breach-of-security-safeguards reporting requirements under the private sector Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, federally regulated financial institutions will soon have additional regulatory reporting requirements regarding technology and cybersecurity incidents, thanks to a recent Advisory promulgated by The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

    Lisa R. Lifshitz|The IT Girl
  • Kevin Cheung

    The accelerated investment incentive

    Feb 11, 2019

    With tax season gearing up, now is a good time to be reminded of some recent changes to the tax regime affecting your firm's business planning. In its 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the Department of Finance made some proposals to enhance business confidence and encourage more capital investments. Of the proposals, one that sole and small firms can take advantage of is the Accelerated Investment Incentive.

    Kevin Cheung|Soul & Small Practice
  • Simone Hughes

    Make it count, reboot

    Feb 11, 2019
    Simone Hughes|Make it Count
  • Ryan Handlarski

    The presumption of innocence is a civilizational construct

    Feb 11, 2019

    It is my contention that the presumption of innocence is not merely a legal construct, as Michael Spratt argues in his article The presumption of innocence is for the court of law, not for protecting the reputations of the powerful, but a way of thinking about the competing values when an allegation of wrongdoing is made. What should we do as a society about this most human of problems?

    Ryan Handlarski
  • Daniel Lo

    Career development lessons from the Fyre Festival

    Feb 4, 2019

    By now, you may have been following the saga of the mega-disaster music festival that defrauded investors by the millions, stranded hundreds of festival-goers on a Bahamian island and culminated in the imprisonment of the 27-year-old founder and CEO, Billy McFarland.

    Daniel Lo
  • Mark Le Blanc

    To be a modern in-house counsel

    Feb 4, 2019

    When you come in-house, your “hard” legal skills are table stakes. Your employer expects, rightly so, that you have these skills, and where you do not, they expect you to figure it out. This is where your jack-of-all-trades skill comes in. The real question for them is can you add value to the organization?

    Mark Le Blanc
  • Jennifer Brown

    Legal ops at a crossroads

    Feb 4, 2019

    As we launch our sixth annual Innovatio Awards recognizing innovation in-house this month, I am excited to announce that this year we are adding a category recognizing excellence for legal operations — a multi-disciplinary team approach to managing the challenges of legal departments both big and small.

    Jennifer Brown
  • Leaving a trace

    Feb 4, 2019

    Recent high-profile cases of E. coli discovered in romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce and cauliflower — resulting in illness and even fatalities in several Canadian provinces and U.S. states — underscore the necessity and timeliness of the updated Safe Food for Canadians Regulations that came into effect Jan. 15.

    Jon-Paul Powers and Lewis Retik|Risk Management