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February 23, 2015
Conrad Black and that meddlesome Supreme Court
I’ve always found Conrad Black to be an intellectual force to be reckoned with since I read his book on Maurice Duplessis for a Canadian history class I took in the ’70s at the University of Western Ontario (as it was then called). His command of English compels his readers to either step up to their “A” game (with their dictionaries firmly in hand), or give up. He may still be Lord of Crossharbour, but he’s also the “Lord of Large Words” (where smaller ones will do). He’s smug an
February 23, 2015
Video: View 2015: Shaping the future – Top projects
In the fifth of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, the four participant general counsel recap their top challenges for the year. Listen to what Barbara Munroe of WestJet, Robert Hemstock of Enmax, Mary Martin of Metrolinx and Roger Fulton of Linamar Corp. have to say about the important work their teams are tackling this year and in the years to come.
Managing Partner Forum
February 23, 2015
The power of embracing change
Some 18 months ago, I was asked to share my thoughts with Canadian Lawyer readers on how Canadian law firms can compete successfully in a rapidly changing global legal market. At that time, our firm was embracing transformative change by combining to form Dentons, dramatically expanding our footprint, and creating a global platform to better serve our clients.
February 23, 2015
Video: Making Rain - Hit your pause button
This month, executive coach Debra Forman zeroes in on responding effectively and acting responsibly in all of your communications. Sometimes you need to hit your inner pause button and stop and think before you act or react.
Ab Initio
February 23, 2015
The toll of the turmoil at UNB law
It is a trying time to be a law student at the University of New Brunswick.
February 23, 2015
LNG debate the spark at student enviro law conference
The Environmental Law Society at the University of Calgary was successful in “igniting a spark” when it hosted the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference Feb. 13 and 14 in Calgary.
February 23, 2015
Katy Perry roars at 3-D version of Super Bowl ‘Left Shark’
Who knew Katy Perry’s goofy dancing Super Bowl shark would become the focus of an intellectual property battle?
Border Crossings
February 23, 2015
Come to Canada! (before we change our minds…)
Picture this: you are a commercial or real estate or tax lawyer or any other counsel advising a person on the effects of their actions and recommending a course of conduct or financial re-arrangement to ensure future security in land, money, or rights. You are an expert in your area, are well paid for the advice and provide a sound, unassailable opinion. The clients structure their financial and personal affairs to follow a future path of conduct aimed at ensuring growth, security, and prosperity

Current Issue

February 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 2


    • Subtitle Real Estate
    Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: February 2015
    Unique Montreal startup Lufa Farms set out to grow food where the people are. In Canada, while we might be spread out over a vast geographic territory, more than 80 per cent of us live in cities. So instead of ploughing a field or building greenhouses on the periphery of…


    • Subtitle Tech Support
    Written by Kate Simpson
    Issue Date: February 2015
    Is it just me or have the last couple of years heralded ever-increasing pressures on legal technology in our firms, whether large or small? And they don’t seem to be any cute, simple pressures either — they’re a bunch of competing tensions that constantly threaten to throw us off-track.
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: February 2015
    The great debate of 2014 was the future of articling. That issue has by no means been resolved; the Law Society of Upper Canada’s experimental alternative to articling has yet to prove itself worthy. As the first group goes through the Law Practice Program, there are definitely differing points of…
RT @FindlawCanada: Is Canada still a safe haven for refugees?: The federal government caught flak recently for the many broad and... http:/…
Always amused when I Google lawyers and don’t find much about their practices but do find their race results on Sportstats
RT @LegalFeedsblog: New blog post: N.S. legal aid needs annual business plans: auditor #cdnlaw #legalaid #nspoli
Review into police and Crown handling of Rehtaeh Parsons case expected in fall #cdnlaw
Oath of allegiance to Queen stays as requirement to obtain citizenship #cdnlaw #SCC

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