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May 2, 2016
The trouble with sex assault trials
In an overview of the law of sexual assault and the need both to encourage reporting of this crime and to ensure that myths about complainants are not part of the analysis conducted by a trier of fact, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin made these comments: “[T]he reality is that evidence of sexual conduct and reputation in itself cannot be regarded as logically probative of either the complainant’s credibility or consent . . . the old rules which permitted evidence of sexual conduct and condon
May 2, 2016
Playing field in sexual abuse cases must be levelled further
The cover story of this month’s Canadian Lawyer magazine underscores how little has really changed in the criminal justice system in terms of prevailing attitudes against women.
May 2, 2016
Life after in-house
When the $6.8-billion takeover of Canadian Oil Sands was complete, the company’s senior vice president and general counsel Trudy Curran put down her smartphone and started thinking about her next career move. She knew it wasn’t going to be to another job in-house.

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May 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 5
    • Subtitle Cover story
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: May 2016
    In an overview of the law of sexual assault and the need both to encourage reporting of this crime and…
    • Subtitle Top 10 Corporate Law and Litigation Boutiques
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: May 2016
    For the first time this year, Canadian Lawyer conducted a survey of Canada’s top 10 corporate law boutiques. The top…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Criminal & Forensics
    Written by Richard Foot
    Issue Date: May 2016
    In 2012, less than two years into his fledgling career as a criminal defence lawyer, Lyle Howe found himself in…


  • 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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