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The Immigration Line
November 23, 2015
Don’t forget the business side of immigration
My column has had really one or two overarching themes: change is constant and transparency is critical.
November 23, 2015
Access to justice at the Super 8: A venue for voices the courts most need to hear
It is often the case that discussions of “access to justice” revolve around legal aid funding and alternative dispute resolution processes, and with good reason. In a climate such as British Columbia, where members of the legal profession once took job action to draw attention to the dire need for investment in legal aid, the courts remain inaccessible to many.
November 23, 2015
‘Stars align’ for U of C’s new public interest law clinic
The University of Calgary opened its new Public Interest Law Clinic on Nov. 2, made possible by a $1-million gift from the Peacock Family Foundation.
November 23, 2015
There is no asterisk attached to the word ‘shalom’ for us
Shalom . . . sort of.
November 23, 2015
The power of mentorship
All I did was take them to Boston Pizza. They were gobsmacked when I offered to pay for dinner, as my mentors had done for me not long ago. They were nervous, scared, excited, and eager — everything 1Ls should be. After our dinner was over, they told me just how excited they were to deploy my questionable advice in pursuit of their academic success.
Legal practice will never be the same again
November 23, 2015
Hic sunt leones
In an age none of us witnessed but all of us learned a great deal about, explorers fared the oceans to find what they called “new lands.” Except, of course, they were not new. That was just the understandably narrow and yet nonetheless incorrect perspective of the explorers.
November 23, 2015
Managing crises in a franchise situation
When it comes to a crisis, companies with franchises spread across the country and around the world may have a tougher time managing the message.

Current Issue

November/December 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 11
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Mark Cardwell
    Issue Date: November 2015
    Lu Chan Khuong is one tough cookie. Three days and 21 interviews after her resignation from the top job at…
    • Subtitle 2015 Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: November 2015
    If it seems like everywhere you go these days someone is talking about alternative fee arrangements, you’re not alone. It’s…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Criminal & Forensics
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: November 2015
    Forensic DNA testing often conjures up an image of technicians armed with pipets, looking gravely into mysterious blue fluids, and…


    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Michael McKiernan
    Issue Date: November 2015
    Looking for an unscrupulous lawyer to help you bypass some bureaucratic red tape? Gambled away the firm’s money on a dodgy tip? Accidentally sexually harassed an underling? Maybe deliberately? You need Bad Legal LLP, the straight-talking law firm taking the Canadian legal world by storm on Twitter.


  • Written by Dera J. Nevin
    Issue Date: November 2015
    In January 2011, I wrote “Taming e-discovery anxiety.” In the five years since, I have written 29 articles to de-mystify e-discovery and provide a language and common framework to improve general understanding of the basic process and mechanics of e-discovery. Generally, the source of my inspiration was questions from readers…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: November 2015
    "Get naked and be a pig.” You’re not going to get much more vivid advice from an in-house client on what their expectations for service are.
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