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May 24, 2016
The final flight
Seated on my return flight from Fredericton to Toronto, I thumb through my freshly printed yearbook. Chronicling the adventures of the 2015-16 academic year, the pages evoke nostalgia.
May 23, 2016
Opening the doors to dialogue on criminal justice
Someone told me Sunday, May 15, was for Christians, the feast of Pentecost.
May 23, 2016
Shell pares down global panel in climate of ‘lower for longer’ oil
As the energy sector braces for a “lower for longer” oil price environment, companies like Shell are looking for ways to find efficiencies and cut external legal costs.

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May 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 5


  • Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue Date: May 2016
    Grace McDonald was planning a short break from the pressure cooker of corporate and securities law when she signed up to climb a 6,000-metre Nepalese mountain in 2010, a trip that would let her tick Everest Base Camp off her bucket list and help her recover from the burnout triggered…


  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: May 2016
    Peter Lukasiewicz has seen the inside of many law firm mergers during his long career at what is now Gowling WLG. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gowling joined forces with five law firms, including Lafleur Brown in Montreal, Montpellier McKeen in Vancouver, Code Hunter and Ballem MacInnes, both…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: May 2016
    Anti-feminist. Unethical. Traitor to her gender. These are just a few of the epithets slung at criminal lawyer Marie Henein during and in the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi sex assault trial. Her choice of shoes, not to mention their cost, also came under fire. As did her hair and…
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