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May 30, 2016
Oops, I did it again!
I don’t imagine that Britney Spears has often thought about the Canadian legal profession. But if she did, she might have been forgiven for having been inspired to name her second album by watching us in action. To paraphrase Abba Eban, we never seem to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity — an opportunity, that is, to chart a new course in the relationship between the practising arm of the profession and the teaching one.
May 30, 2016
BMO and ACC partner with program providing women path back to law
As the legal profession continues to grapple with how to retain women in the profession, a program aimed at helping them return after a prolonged time away is now launching in Canada.
The Immigration Line
May 30, 2016
The immigration machine is complicated
The immigration machine is a complicated one. There are many competing priorities including the need to help refugees, reunite families, bring in permanent residents, and support the international mobility of workers.
May 30, 2016
Video: Practice Made Perfect - Be strategic
In this month's episode of Practice Made Perfect, business development coach Jane Southren talks about focusing on opportunities that are right for you and making the most of them.

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May 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 5


  • Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue Date: May 2016
    Grace McDonald was planning a short break from the pressure cooker of corporate and securities law when she signed up to climb a 6,000-metre Nepalese mountain in 2010, a trip that would let her tick Everest Base Camp off her bucket list and help her recover from the burnout triggered…


  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: May 2016
    Peter Lukasiewicz has seen the inside of many law firm mergers during his long career at what is now Gowling WLG. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gowling joined forces with five law firms, including Lafleur Brown in Montreal, Montpellier McKeen in Vancouver, Code Hunter and Ballem MacInnes, both…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: May 2016
    Anti-feminist. Unethical. Traitor to her gender. These are just a few of the epithets slung at criminal lawyer Marie Henein during and in the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi sex assault trial. Her choice of shoes, not to mention their cost, also came under fire. As did her hair and…
Practice Made Perfect - Episode #4: Be strategic in your opportunities, says @janesouthren
Oops I did it again! Is it Britney Spears or @LawDeanHolloway talking about the bar and academy working together?
The #immigration machine is complicated writes The Immigration Line columnist Jennifer Nees #cdnlaw #Immigrationlaw
#InHouse news: BMO and ACC partner with program providing women path back to law #bizoflaw #womeninlaw #cdnlaw
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  • Practice Made Perfect - Episode #1: Back to Basics In her first episode of Practice Made Perfect, business development coach Jane Southren wants to get back to basics and talk to you about three…
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