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David Paul’s Field Notes
October 20, 2014
Gear, gadgets & more: part 1
As lawyers, it is important we keep up with trends in technology, particularly if we want to use technology to better serve our clients and help manage our practice. However, technology is also a rapidly changing area that requires periodic updates on where it sits now, and where it is going.
The IT Girl
October 20, 2014
The skies are watching you
During my Arctic expedition trip to Baffin Island this summer, I was surprised to encounter a professional American filmmaker and his partner using an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka: a ‘remote piloted aircraft system, an unmanned aircraft system, or simply, a drone) to capture footage of our vacation.
The Twila Zone
October 20, 2014
The category is travel
Jeopardy answer: Alison Redford, Thomas Lukaszuk, and the CEOs of PIMCO and MongoDB
Law School Futures
October 20, 2014
The CBA Futures Report’s vision of Canadian legal education
The subtitle of the CBA’s Futures Report, “Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada,” reflects the ambitious scope of the report. The subject matter of its 22 recommendations ranges from alternative business structures for the delivery of legal services to the collection of better information about the legal profession and its makeup, the regulation of the legal profession, and the education of Canadian lawyers.
Make it Count
October 20, 2014
Be a contact curator: sorting for success
In my September column, I started a series of articles to help you turn your contacts into lifelong profitable relationships. Becoming a “contact curator” is a career mandatory.
October 20, 2014
Great strides but more work to be done for women: chief justice
Delivering the keynote address at the University of Toronto’s Victoria University’s Charter Day Convocation, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin kept her remarks focused squarely on equality, and the importance of obtaining more equal gender representation in “societal and democratic governance.”
Cover Story
October 15, 2014
The lure of Mexico
When Guillermo Cruz Rico moved to Canada in 2005, he left behind a life as a criminal lawyer in Mexico City, the megalopolis where he’d been born and raised. But in less than a year, he had settled down in Toronto and was working as an in-house consultant for Greenspan Partners LLP, the reputed criminal defence firm.

Current Issue

October 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 10
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: September 2014
    The practice of law is always evolving as new influences such as technology add complexity to how lawyers solve problems…
  • Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: September 2014
    In 2011, an RCMP officer called Karen MacKinnon at her home in Drumheller, Alta. and asked her to come into…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: E-discovery
    Written by Shane Schick
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Anne Glover will admit it: She sometimes misses all those banker’s boxes. Well, maybe not all the banker’s boxes. “I…

Departments

    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Dale Smith
    Issue Date: September 2014
    There are many words to describe Donald Bayne, a member of the defence bar for some 43 years, but one of his associates has a choice few. “You would expect him to be incredibly intimidating but he’s not so at all,” says Meaghan Thomas, one of Bayne’s colleagues at Bayne…

Columns

    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Law firms looking to secure their future need to hire more technology experts, not lawyers. It’s one of the key takeaways from the “Legal Technology Future Horizons” report from the International Legal Technology Association.
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: September 2014
    A generous amount of this month’s issue of Canadian Lawyer is dedicated to technology and the law. Technology in its various forms and permutations have and continue to transform legal practice and while this issue began with a plan for a special report on e-discovery, it organically morphed into a…
 
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As the registry of the Supreme Court of Canada was closed yesterday, any deadline that expired on Oct 22, 2014, is extended by one day. #SCC
Professor Edward Iacobucci named new dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. #lawschool @UTLaw

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