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July 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 7
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its sixth…
  • Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Three weeks after the Supreme Court of Canada spring ruling that mandatory minimums for illegal handgun possession were unconstitutional, a…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: ADR
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Illustration: Jeannie PhanLawyer Gary Joseph says some years ago, he dodged a legal bullet. He was sitting in a breakout…
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Kirk Makin
    Issue Date: July 2015
    After five years spent at ground zero of a spreading financial disaster known as the Hollinger newspaper swap, Elizabeth DeMerchant…
    • Subtitle 2015 Canadian Lawyer Compensation Survey
    Written by Michael McKiernan
    Issue Date: July 2015
    The bells may have finally started tolling for the billable hour, according to the results of Canadian Lawyer’s 2015 Compensation…
    • Subtitle City Report: Saskatoon
    Written by Mervin Brass
    Issue Date: July 2015
    Along the north bank of the South Saskatchewan River sits a bronze statue of a preacher and a chief gazing…

Departments

    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: July 2015
    When Vassilios Apostolopoulos had fallen to the lowest depth of his life, he didn’t have to go back to law, after all he had made mistakes, given up practising, and been disbarred. He could have chosen to take other routes on the road to rebuilding his life. He had other…

Columns

  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Illustration: Darcy MuenchrathTrust and law. The optimal relationship between the two is an ethical conundrum at the heart of legal practice. How much can we trust each other? How much law do we need? Do unnecessary legal rules replace trust to the detriment of a truly civil society? Does increasing…
  • Written by Kate Simpson
    Issue Date: August 2015
    The article “Beyond automation” in the June issue of Harvard Business Review has sparked many excellent legal and other responses since its publication, including a summary on the excellent 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: August 2015
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is looking at making changes to the rules governing lawyer advertising. It has stirred up a hornet’s nest.
  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: July 2015
    My latest project is Abella! It’s a rock musical about the Supreme Court of Canada, featuring Rosie Abella, its most interesting and colourful justice. There will be singing and dancing. “It’s madness,” the editor of this magazine told me. I don’t think so. I’m just going down the path laid…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: July 2015
    A few weeks ago, I went to the very-well attended launch of LegalX, a new law-focused innovation hub at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The event, held in the airy and inviting atmosphere of MaRS, attracted many of the familiar faces of the New Law movement in Canada. LegalX…
 

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