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January 19, 2015
Furniture company directors get jail time, $250,000 fine in death of worker
Two directors of a company in Ontario have received jail time and a $250,000 fine for violations that led to the death of a warehouse worker.
Trial by Fire
January 19, 2015
Resolving to get over the ‘just a first-year associate’ mentality
Greetings from Winnipeg and Happy New Year to all. I am excited to have the opportunity to share my experiences as a newly minted lawyer as I transition from an articling student to a practising lawyer. For those of you in the same shoes, I hope you’ll be able to relate to the trials and triumphs I share with you over the next 12 months.
January 19, 2015
Four things I wish I had known in law school
It’s amazing how quickly three years goes by. Now that I’m a little more than halfway through my articles, I wanted to take time to reflect on my time at law school. I humbly offer up these four tidbits of advice.
January 19, 2015
New law dean sets sights high for TRU
Bradford Morse has had warmer welcomes. The new law dean at Thompson Rivers University began his first day of work on Jan. 2 by facing the worst snowstorm Kamloops has seen since 1927.
The IT Girl
January 19, 2015
Practising outside the technology box
Technology lawyers often think of themselves as area experts, with a deep appreciation and understanding of the specific intricacies of their craft and its sub-specialties, which may include outsourcing, e/m commerce, licensing, CASL-compliance, cloud computing, etc. However, good technology lawyers can sometimes add value to their clients simply by thinking outside the technology box by raising practical issues that go beyond our immediate practice areas. The following discussion points may be w
In-house Coach
January 19, 2015
Predictions for 2015
For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning.― T.S. Eliot
TheTwila Zone
January 19, 2015
I hate January and ironing
I hate January because it’s cold, really cold.

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January 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 1
    • Subtitle Canadian Lawyer's Top 5 Tax boutiques and Top 5 Wills, trusts & estates boutiques
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: January 2015
    This article is a continuation of 'Success at all levels' from the January 2015 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine.Click here…
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: January 2015
    In a brief oral judgment issued in late January 1995, then-chief justice Charles Dubin of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
    • Subtitle Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Insurance defence boutiques
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: January 2015
    Top 10 Insurance defence boutiques When insurers sneeze, insurance defence firms are likely to catch a cold. There are only…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Tax Law
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: January 2015
    Tax lawyers may not be the first guests you gravitate to at a cocktail party but you may want to…


    • Subtitle Law Office Management
    Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: January 2015
    Ways to charge clients beyond the traditional hourly billing approach have become part of the continuing evolution of how law firms manage their operations. Many of these alternatives, however, see the risk shift from the client to the firm — somewhat terra incognita still for many. A growing trend to…


    • Subtitle Tech Support
    Written by Dera J. Nevin
    Issue Date: January 2015
    A wise trial lawyer of the greyish set said to me, not without exasperation: “This e-discovery stuff is a bother. When I started practice, I would ask the client for the hot documents, and they would be sent to me.” How times have changed.
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: January 2015
    As you may have already noticed when you picked up this issue of Canadian Lawyer, we’ve refreshed our look. It had been quite a few years since we updated the design of the magazine, so have given ourselves a makeover for the new year.
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