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