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May 4, 2015
Moot roundup 2015
Dozens of moots are held around the country covering all areas of law. Here’s our roundup for 2015. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything.
Cover Story
May 4, 2015
What's next?
Law firms are broken. For the profession’s long-term survival, the structure of the traditional partnership — and the traditional partner and law firm management mindset that goes along with that — need to be unpended. Call it NewLaw, call it LeanLaw, call it anything but the same old, same old.
Other initiatives will develop better guidelines for municipalities, push for consistency in background check information.
May 4, 2015
Privacy commissioner embarking on review of how it deals with PHIPA complaints
Personal health information breaches are on the rise and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Ontario is embarking on an internal review of its processes in this and other areas as cases become more prevalent.
May 4, 2015
Dunkin’ Donuts decision has limited application outside Quebec
On April 15, 2015, the Quebec Court of Appeal released its highly anticipated decision in Bertico Inc. v. Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd., a group action brought against Dunkin’ Donuts by 21 of its franchisees in Quebec.

Current Issue

May 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 5
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: May 2015
    Law firms are broken. For the profession’s long-term survival, the structure of the traditional partnership — and the traditional partner…
    • Subtitle Top 10 personal injury boutiques
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: May 2015
    The Top 10 Personal injury boutiquesThis year’s top personal injury boutiques boasts two new firms — BolandHowe and Litwiniuk &…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Forensics & Criminal Law
    Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue Date: May 2015
    A compassionate and moving ruling from a Toronto judge has focused attention on Gladue courts and other support mechanisms for…

Departments

    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: May 2015
    In her years on the bench, Carol Baird Ellan had a front row seat to the challenges facing the underprivileged in society. Now she wants to try and effect change from a different perch — elected politician. “I have a passion for the justice system. There are things I’d like…

Columns

    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: May 2015
    I’m tired of “no comment.” It’s a hackneyed phrase that lawyers (and organizations) rely on far too often and doesn’t serve a client’s interest. There’s nothing that suggests guilt more than seeing a lawyer or client running the media gauntlet trying to shove cameras out of the way or cloak…
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: May 2015
    “Minivation.” That’s what Bill Pentney, who runs Canada’s largest law firm, calls the first and most important step to innovation.
 
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