• Jason Beitchman

    Heffel Gallery decision is good news for museums building public art collections

    May 13, 2019

    Canadian lovers of French impressionism can rest easy with the Federal Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Canada (Attorney General) v. Heffel Gallery Limited, 2019 FCA 82. A rare Gustave Caillebotte work, Iris bleus, jardin du Petit Gennevilliers (1892), is outstandingly significant, nationally important and, therefore, will remain in Canada.

    Jason Beitchman
  • Daniel Lo

    I worked in-house and private practice, here are the differences

    May 13, 2019

    Whether you decide to go in-house at the junior end of your legal career is a calculated and personal decision. I was fortunate to have experienced private practice and in-house roles as a junior lawyer. Each has its own benefits and will require different skillsets to do well.

    Daniel Lo
  • Fernando Garcia

    How to make the most out of in-house opportunities

    May 6, 2019

    So, here are a few tips and lessons that I take from my experience, with the hope that it can assist junior associates and in-house counsel looking to boost their profile or become increasingly involved in initiatives within the legal profession:

    Fernando Garcia|In-house Coach
  • Mark Le Blanc

    System and process change: hard, harder, hardest

    May 6, 2019

    Though the rewards can be significant, implementing new systems and processes always seems like such a massive challenge. And it is. It is hard work to determine what the current process is, where it meets and does not meet your organizational objectives, and then to map out the desired process. Once done, it can be harder yet to implement your new system and process that will improve the product or service delivery.

    Mark Le Blanc
  • Sara Tatelman

    How to make non-law friends

    May 6, 2019

    From commiserating over incomprehensible lectures and rehearsing for moot tryouts to hitting up pub nights and attempting to lift heavy at the athletic centre, law school friends are essential. Plus, your classmates are probably pretty cool people, and you’d be remiss for not befriending at least a handful.

    Sara Tatelman |Ab Initio
  • Steve Szentesi

    CRTC ups the CASL liability ante for directors and officers

    May 6, 2019

    On April 23, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced the first penalty against an individual for violating Canada’s anti-spam law and imposed a $100,000 administrative monetary penalty against the former CEO of coupon marketing company nCrowd, Inc. This is the first time that an individual has been found liable for CASL violations committed by a corporation. This case also follows (relatively) recent CRTC guidance relating to potential third-party liability for CASL violations.

    Steve Szentesi|Competing Interests
  • The Autorité des marchés publics is the new actor in the Quebec public contracts regime

    Apr 30, 2019

    January 25 marked the beginning of the official operations of the Autorité des marchés publics, the new entity responsible for overseeing and managing public contracts between enterprises and Quebec government entities.

    Justine Brien & Sophie Perreault
  • Dan Raymond

    There be dragons ahead

    Apr 30, 2019

    The Patent Law Treaty harmonizes and streamlines procedures before patent offices in member countries. Although Canada signed the PLT on May 21, 2001, its implementation in Canada was delayed until a series of wide-ranging intellectual property reforms were begun in 2014.

    Dan Raymond|Intellectual Property
  • Brent J. Arnold

    Finding a co-ordinated approach to cyber-threats

    Apr 30, 2019

    Cyberattacks on Canadian businesses are increasing in volume and sophistication. Thankfully, Canada’s approach to fighting such threats is also becoming more sophisticated — and, importantly, more co-ordinated.

    Brent J. Arnold
  • Revamping the KM approach

    Apr 30, 2019

    Full disclosure. I’m a total geek. So, when our legal division enshrined knowledge management into one of our teams, I was like a kid in a candy store.

    Karen E. Sadler