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September, 2018
  • Litigation Legal Report

    The (social media) evidence is clear

    With technological advances and an increased use of social and digital media as evidence in cases, litigators today may have significant social media evidence on which to draw.
  • Intellectual Property Legal Report

    Trademark update

    Set to come into effect next year, the legislative changes to the Trade-marks Act will bring Canada in line with international treaties and make trademark applications faster.
  • Boutique Firm Rankings

    Adapting to change: Top Ten Immigration Boutiques

    Immigration boutiques have evolved to serve their clients as legislative and political priorities shift
  • Boutique Firm Rankings

    Client-centred growth: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques

    As clients focus more on value than prestige, corporate boutiques have grown.
  • Cover Story

    Canada's privacy deficit

    Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is hamstrung by weak enforcement powers


  • The right leaders

    Law Office Management

    The right leaders

    It’s been a decade since Stewart McKelvey moved toward a leadership model that places a chief executive officer in the key management role, dispensing of the usual managing partner role typically employed by law firms.
  • Complaint reignites lawyer-client sex debate

    Alberta Regional Wrap

    Complaint reignites lawyer-client sex debate

    Last May, an Edmonton woman, Tammy Downes, filed a complaint with the Law Society of Alberta against her former lawyer, Allan Botan. She alleged sexual misconduct.
  • B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    B.C. Regional Wrap

    B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    B.C.’s Okanagan incubator atmosphere for new technology startups is spurring work for the legal sector as support ranges from incorporations and patents to multi-million-dollar transactions. According to a local 2016 study, the technology sector is valued at $1.3 billion — and growing — with 600 companies employing 8,000 individuals.
  • Forgiving a nation

    Cross Examined

    Forgiving a nation

    The decision to forgive can often be a turning point. While it can sometimes be intensely personal, it can also have dramatic effects on an entire nation.


  • Neill May

    Banking on Corporate

    Narration about representations

    Representations in M&A agreements may take on a different spin if they were evaluated in the fashion of current political discourse.
  • Philip Slayton

    Should lawyers always follow orders?

    Should a lawyer follow a client’s instructions if the lawyer believes doing so would seriously endanger a client’s best interests?
  • Gary Goodwin

    Let the accountants regulate

    Accounting firms could help us innovate in regulating legal services
  • Tim Wilbur

    Editor's Desk

    Evolving with our readers

    You may notice some subtle changes to our magazine this month. We have redesigned Canadian Lawyer and made some adjustments to the editorial.
  • Naomi Sayers

    The trauma of proving my good character

    I felt guilty putting my family through what I was experiencing; they have been here before. At the time, I was under a good character investigation by the Law Society of Ontario.


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