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Make It Count
February 20, 2017
Referrals: Give more to get more than you gave
The lifeblood of a sustainable law practice is referring relationships. Your work and your income are dependent on others. You might want to think that it’s a solo act, but today, it’s about giving and receiving to keep you on the positive side of realization. Without referring relationships, you are out on the very cold streets — alone.
The Woodshed
February 20, 2017
Conservatives use fear-based politicking to undermine our justice system
This month Manitoba’s Criminal Review Board granted Will Baker an absolute discharge – and then the theatrical outrage hit the political fan, because Baker is better known as Vince Li, the man responsible for a gruesome and widely publicised 2008 killing on a Greyhound bus. 
Law Law Land
February 20, 2017
Thank you, President Trump: the best thing that's happened to the Rule of Law, journalism and humour since Watergate
A few of my columns in 2016 dealt with the candidacy of United States President Donald Trump. I predicted on Oct. 24, 2016 in a column called "Thankfully, Biff Tannen will not be president" that there was no way he would be elected. Two weeks later, I had to eat my words in a column called "I was Trumped."
In-house Coach
February 20, 2017
General counsel are filling the role of jack of all trades
There is an old saying that reads: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” With this phrase, I will waddle into the murky debate as to the role of the general counsel. More specifically, the discussion will focus on what is best, being a “generalist” general counsel or a specialist in-house counsel?

Current Issue

February 2017 • Volume 41, Issue 2
    • Subtitle Trinity Western’s law school proposal has sparked a fundamental debate about religious freedom and discrimination
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: February 2017
    It was nine days before Christmas in 2013 when the Federation of Law Societies announced that it had granted preliminary…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Intellectual Property
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: February 2017
    IP practitioners are hoping the newly signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will bring a net gain


    • Subtitle Real Estate
    Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: February 2017
    Marijuana dispensaries are a legal landmine for landlords as pot laws are in a state of flux 
    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Elizabeth Raymer
    Issue Date: February 2017
    Michael Rubinoff went from a legal career to teaching theatre and producing the hit musical Come From Away.


  • Written by Naveen Mehta
    Issue Date: February 2017
    Most creative ideas do not come from ‘great thinkers’ toiling alone but from diverse teams
  • Written by Tim Wilbur
    Issue Date: February 2017
    Lawyers are often criticized for a lack of decisiveness. When clients come seeking legal advice, what they are often looking for is strategic advice, and a muddled answer can drive clients crazy. They may ask a lot of questions, but “what should I do?” is usually the most important one,…

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