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December 15, 2014
B.C. government deals another blow to TWU law school
The fight is far from over for Trinity Western University and its fledgling law school.
Law School Futures
December 15, 2014
Canada isn’t ready for an online law school
Many Canadian educational institutions have long been running distance education programs. Some of them, such as Alberta’s Athabasca University, specialize in this type of education. The most compelling reason for providing distance education is to make educational opportunities accessible to individuals who are not able to take advantage of the in-person programs offered at universities and colleges.
David Paul’s Field Notes
December 15, 2014
Gear, gadgets, and more, part 2
In the first part of this two-part series, I talked about the importance of keeping up with trends in technology, particularly if we choose 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 Twila Zone
December 15, 2014
You’ve lost that successful feelin’?
2014 is ending fast. Every firm in Canada has lost some great talent this year to roles outside of private practice. The question everyone asks is “why”? Why do lawyers leave private practice?
The IT Girl
December 15, 2014
What do cloud vendors want, part 2?
Last month, I wrote about part of my recent conversation with in-house counsel from several major public Canadian and U.S. cloud vendors in connection to the Canadian IT Law Association’s Annual Meeting in October. Here are some more thoughts from them on the big issues surrounding cloud computing.
Cover Story
December 15, 2014
Serving up a strong brew of a deal
There’s nothing like an unsolicited takeover bid to shake up one’s summer, but when you head up the legal team at Canada’s most iconic fast-food brands it brings with it more than the usual set of merger and acquisition-related challenges.

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November/December 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 11
    • Subtitle Cover story
    Written by Luis Millan
    Issue Date: November 2014
    It appears to have become the new norm. Not a week seems to go by without a report about a…
    • Subtitle Annual Corporate Counsel Survey
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: November 2014
    The momentum has been growing slowly for years but it seems in-house counsel are ready and want to trade in…
    • Subtitle Legal reports
    Written by Ava Chisling
    Issue Date: November 2014
    The fiasco of the NFL’s reaction to players’ legal problems filled the headlines lately. The well-publicized video of Baltimore Ravens’…


    • Subtitle Law Office Management
    Written by Marg Bruineman
    Issue Date: November 2014
    When Harry Byers began considering his retirement options, he reached out to the profession in search of a successor. His goal was to attract a young lawyer to the small community of Fairview, Alta., 550 kilometres northwest of Edmonton to eventually replace him. Initial attempts to attract an associate didn’t…
    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: November 2014
    Jagmeet Singh stands out. In the bespoke suits and custom-fitted shirts he favours, Singh looks like he should be on the cover of a glossy magazine — which he was when Toronto Life named him to their best-dressed list last year.


    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: November 2014
    The annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey in this issue has a strong focus on alternative fee arrangements. AFAs are what everyone — law firm management, in-house counsel, law associations, legal consultants, and anyone else who cares about the business of law — is talking about. The thing is, while…
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