• Elias Munshya

    Why I don’t support the statement of principles

    Apr 1, 2019

    I cannot support the statement of principles for at least two reasons: It violates the right to free speech and the right to religious liberty.

    Elias Munshya
  • Victoria Shroff

    Is it time for the rights of animals in Canada?

    Apr 1, 2019

    Women’s rights. Civil rights. Disability rights. What about rights for animals? Some people will neither like nor feel comfortable with the idea that we need to start thinking seriously about the rights of animals. Folks may say we still have problems with human rights and now you're suggesting we need to consider animals and their rights?

    Victoria Shroff
  • Fernando Garcia

    Practise in-house or in private practice?

    Apr 1, 2019

    I was recently part of a panel at the 3rd Annual Disruption in Legal Practice program at Osgoode Hall Law School. In discussing the changing legal practice, our panel was asked an interesting question which, at first blush, seemed simple and straight forward to answer. Upon reflection, the response became detailed and complex. The question was: how does the role of in house counsel differ from a private practice lawyer (within this group I include lawyers in mid-to-large-size law firms and boutique law firms) and which unique skills are needed to succeed in the in-house role? The old rule applies, that if one person asks, there are many others with the same question.

    Fernando Garcia|In-house Coach
  • Mark Le Blanc

    Accept risk - How you manage it is the issue

    Apr 1, 2019

    Many articles have been written on the issue of risk management and I do not propose to write the seminal piece on the subject. Rather, my point is that as in-house counsel you need to look at risk as organizational risk, not simply legal risk. To do this you must know your organization’s tolerance for risk and the return on resource investment to manage its risks. Without looking at the RORI for risk management, you are just measuring identifiable risks against some arbitrary standard (typically legal) of what is acceptable risk.

    Mark Le Blanc
  • Bill Trudell

    The politics of shaping clouds

    Mar 25, 2019

    Clouds offer us an opportunity to see things differently, sometimes only what we want to see and too often what others want us to see. This is happening in our world, especially in politics, in social media and in our day-to-day interactions. Clouds of incivility, mistrust and misinformation are shaping opinions, perspectives, driving us apart and far away from a clear picture.

    Bill Trudell|Sidebars
  • Michael Spratt

    SNC-Lavalin affair raises the issue of the role of former judges

    Mar 25, 2019

    The SNC-Lavalin scandal has proven to be an insatiable beast with tentacles reaching deep into the political and legal worlds — perhaps even as far as the Supreme Court of Canada.

    Michael Spratt
  • Sara Tatelman

    High schools should teach family law basics

    Mar 25, 2019

    For Valentine’s Day this year, some friends and I went to see a taping of the podcast Single Girl Problems. In the introduction, the host mentioned she’d be discussing, among other things, spousal support.

    Sara Tatelman |Ab Initio
  • Redwater Ruling’s implications for oil and gas lending

    Mar 25, 2019

    Orphan Well Association profoundly changes the treatment of environmental obligations in insolvencies and may impact the availability of capital to the natural resources sector and the functioning of the insolvency system.

    Tom Cumming and Caireen E. Hanert
  • Jean Patrick Dallaire

    Quittances and statutory declarations

    Mar 25, 2019

    Contractors are generally required to provide quittances (total or partial, as the case may be) and/or statutory declarations regarding the distribution of progress payments and the release of holdbacks for both themselves and their subcontractors.

    Jean Patrick Dallaire
  • Best practices to manage AI risk with IP

    Mar 25, 2019

    Companies implementing artificial intelligence technology often face unique intellectual property issues.

    Catherine Lovrics and Isi Caulder