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David Paul’s Field Notes
April 21, 2014
Saving your files: cloud or network?
The cloud allows the latest version of my legal work to be synced, saved, and secured but not every cloud provider can be trusted with confidential information.
Osgoode student pitches entrepreneurial idea with international team
April 21, 2014
Bridging the gap between law and business
Last week, Osgoode Hall Law School student Martin Hui presented a project he worked on with law students from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and Peking University School of Transnational Law in China.
The IT Girl
April 21, 2014
Licensing blues
Pity the poor licence agreement. Sometimes it doesn’t get much respect from clients.
Law School Futures
April 21, 2014
Northern original
Thunder Bay, Ont., is the hometown of two of Canada’s most distinguished and original legal thinkers: Bora Laskin and Paul Weiler. So perhaps we should not be surprised that what could be characterized as the most radical change to university legal education in Canada in a generation, the “integrated practice curriculum” of Lakehead University’s new JD program, originated in Thunder Bay.
Definitely Mabey
April 21, 2014
Three universal truths raised by the Heenan Blaikie story
At last count there were over 25 issues/reasons identified by the legal press (blogs, newspapers, magazines, etc.) that led to the unfortunate demise of Heenan Blaikie. To be clear, the misfortune I speak of is not the disappearance of the law firm itself, but of those who were affected as a result through no fault of their own but rather because of the seeming ineptness of others.
In-house Coach
April 21, 2014
Corporate governance and the role of the GC
Regular readers will know well the challenges facing today’s general counsel. After all, much has been written about them and, more significantly, you live them each day.
April 21, 2014
Parts sent to Iran net Red Deer company $90,000 fine
An Alberta oilfield equipment company has been fined $90,000 for attempting to send a shipment of parts to Iran and violating federally imposed sanctions against that country. It is the first Canadian company to be sanctioned for exports to Iran.

Current Issue

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,…
RT @McGill_LJ: 2 days until #SCC #SenateReference. We sat down with @LawMcGill’s @DeanJutras – take a listen: @McGil
#SCC limits damages in case of fisherman cut live underwater cable. Unintentional harm does not = “recklessness”
RT @supremeadvocacy: #SCC splits maritime liability hairs, differences between wilful misconduct, intentional wrongdoing, reckless indiff h…
RT @LAOCareers: 2015-16 Articling Students @ Southwest region/ outside the GTA. Closes May 2 #articling #lawstudent
RT @LAOCareers: 2015-16 Articling Students @ Ottawa and Area. Closes May 20 #articling #lawstudent #LAOcareers

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