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April 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 4
  • Written by Charlotte Santry
    Issue Date: April 2014
    More than half of lawyers believe the profession has a duty to provide pro bono services, according to a survey…
  • Written by Charlotte Santry
    Issue Date: April 2014
    Lawyers across Canada are involved in many types of pro bono work. Here are just a few examples of what…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: April 2014
    Across the country lawyers find the time to participate in interesting and important pro bono projects that give back to…
    • Subtitle Lawyers shouldn’t erase volunteer time from their personal docket when they go in-house.
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: April 2014
    When lawyers leave private practice and go in-house many may feel they are no longer easily able to pursue pro…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Aboriginal Law
    Written by Richard Foot
    Issue Date: April 2014
    It’s not often business lawyers find themselves practising social justice. Redressing society’s wrongs may be familiar territory for human rights…


    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Ron Stang
    Issue Date: April 2014
    The recent Sochi Olympics might have put on display the fierce competition, personalities, and glamour of the Winter Games, but what the television–viewing public didn’t see was the behind-the-scenes struggles of athletes to make it to the top ranks.


    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: April 2014
    Ask Paul Belanger if there’s a business case to be made for law firms creating a formal pro bono program and the co-chair of the Financial Services Regulatory group at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP is quick to respond. “Absolutely,” says Belanger, who co-chairs Blakes’ pro bono committee. “We’re in…
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: April 2014
    It was a tough choice not to write about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision denying Stephen Harper’s appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the top court. It has so many juicy elements: politics, Quebec’s unique role, the Constitution, the quality of legal drafting, good and evil (well maybe not,…

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