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September 1, 2014
Cracking the system
As far as political firestorms go, Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s June was slightly hotter than most. It began innocently enough on June 13 with the announcement the federal government had appointed 12 new judges to the bench. It was undoubtedly expected to be a routine announcement to fill various vacancies across the country; in law firms and wine bars across the country there would be small gatherings of law firm partners to toast the elevation of their colleagues to the bench. Then somethi
Deloitte beefs up immigration services with law firm alliance
September 1, 2014
The rise of the single services provider
A small Toronto law firm says the move to form an alliance with Deloitte Canada will strengthen its position to help clients better navigate the increasingly complex world of immigration law.
Ab Initio
September 1, 2014
School’s in! Mixed emotions and new challenges entering 2L
This week, law schools across Canada are back in. Admittedly, my back-to-school emotions are mixed.
September 1, 2014
Law prof pressures may be barrier to preparing law students for new reality of lawyering
Associate professor Craig Forcese of the common law section at the University of Ottawa is interested in the academic engagement of other law professors, in part the pressure on them to pursue research.

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August 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 8
  • Written by Stephen Lautens
    Issue Date: September 2014
    As far as political firestorms go, Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s June was slightly hotter than most. It began innocently enough…
    • Subtitle Top Western & Northern Firms
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Canadian Lawyer returns to our survey of western and northern-based firms to find a region filled with excitement and not…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Mining Law
    Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue Date: September 2014
    A landmark ruling on aboriginal land rights will open the door to more title claims, possible slowdowns in mining and…


    • Subtitle Tech Support
    Written by Dera J. Nevin
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Toronto-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 Cross Examined
    Written by Elizabeth Thompson
    Issue Date: September 2014
    Sitting 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 Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: September 2014
    The 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 The report’s full title: “Futures: Transforming the delivery of legal services in Canada” gives you a pretty broad hint…
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