September 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 9
Written by Stephen LautensIssue Date: September 2014As far as political firestorms go, Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s June was slightly hotter than most. It began innocently enough…
- Subtitle How do we get more diversity on the bench when there’s no transparency in the appointments process?
Written by Arshy MannIssue Date: September 2014Canadian Lawyer returns to our survey of western and northern-based firms to find a region filled with excitement and not…
- Subtitle Top Western & Northern Firms
Written by Janet GuttsmanIssue Date: September 2014A landmark ruling on aboriginal land rights will open the door to more title claims, possible slowdowns in mining and…
- Subtitle Legal Report: Mining Law
Written by Dera J. NevinIssue Date: September 2014Toronto-based law firm specializing in document review was acquired by an accounting firm; the acquiring company disclaims that document review is legal work. Similarly, many companies that are not law firms now offer “legal” document review as a service.
- Subtitle Tech Support
Written by Elizabeth ThompsonIssue Date: September 2014Sitting in a courtyard next to Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Ottawa, Jessica Salomon was reflecting on the differences between her old career and her new one — how helping prosecute war criminals in The Hague is easier than stand-up comedy. “I wish I could say that facing war criminals…
- Subtitle Cross Examined
Written by Gail J. CohenIssue Date: September 2014The Canadian Bar Association released its report on the future of the legal profession last month. It is absolutely worth the time to read the whole thing (which is at cbafutures.org). The report’s full title: “Futures: Transforming the delivery of legal services in Canada” gives you a pretty broad hint…
- Subtitle Editor's Desk