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July 21, 2014
Lawyers reminded about dominant purpose test for litigation privilege
When undertaking an investigation in preparation for litigation, there’s always a danger it could fall into the other party’s hands through discovery. Litigation privilege doesn’t automatically apply to all investigative reports commissioned by a party.
Law Library
July 21, 2014
Legal protections are one thing; social stigma is another
A curious anomaly in our justice system; the offence with the most severe penalty under law is not the crime toward which most people feel the most personal revulsion.
Trial by Fire
July 21, 2014
Developing broader shoulders
Something really terrible happened in the life of one of my clients a few months ago. I was totally shaken by it and lost several nights’ sleep. As time has passed, I have gained more perspective but wanted to write about what I’m discovering is one of the toughest parts about this job: coping when something difficult happens to a client.
Definitely Mabey
July 21, 2014
Measuring legal department metrics
For my July column I was initially thinking about a slightly different approach. The idea was to raise with law firms the concept that perhaps law departments have key performance indicators too and they may want to think about how their law firm services law departments in light of them. Obviously it is a starting point of asking law firms: “Do you really talk to your clients and understand their needs and pressures and if you don’t then maybe you should, especially in the flat market we all
The IT Girl
July 21, 2014
Big data, big problems
On May 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission released its study of data broker practices entitled “Big Data: A Call for Transparency and Accountability.” Based on its 18-month review of the data collection and use practices of nine significant data brokers (Acxiom, CoreLogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID Analytics, Intelius, PeekYou, Rapleaf, and Recorded Future), the FTC obtained detailed information regarding the data brokers’ practices, including the nature and sources of consumer data they co

Current Issue

July 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 7
  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: July 2014
    Ask Marshall Pawar what brought down Heenan Blaikie LLP and the corporate lawyer slyly dodges the question, telling a reporter…
    • Subtitle 2014 Canadian Lawyer Legal Fees Survey
    Written by Michael McKiernan
    Issue Date: July 2014
    Associate salaries are back on the upswing, but new lawyers may have to do more for their money in the…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Family Law
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: July 2014
    Guidy Mamann was at a former employee’s wedding when he received a phone call. “The community called me to tell…

Departments

    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Peter Small
    Issue Date: July 2014
    For 33 years Jim Lowry put accused criminals in jail. Now he’s defending them.

Columns

    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Bob Rae
    Issue Date: July 2014
    It’s an exciting time to be a lawyer, and an even more exciting time to be practising aboriginal law.
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: July 2014
    It seems the federal government has pissed lawyers off again, this time over who’s applying for spots on the federal bench. “I was just so pissed off,” Avvy Yao-Yao Go, a well-known social justice activist and lawyer, wrote in the Toronto Star after Justice Minister Peter MacKay made comments at…
 
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