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Compliance and regulatory concerns top list of CLOs
February 1, 2016
Oil and gas sector in-house jobs cut by up to 20 per cent: ACC survey
Even in tough times it seems in-house departments are bulking up and adding operations team members, but legal departments in the oil and gas sector are taking a hit as that sector continues to feel the pinch.
February 1, 2016
Law dean challenge
When Lee Stuesser, Lakehead University’s first law school dean, resigned last June after just two years on the job, he said resignations are “a personal matter” and declined to discuss his reasons. On his way out, the affable dean, who invited new students to his house for barbeques, would only say how grateful he was for the chance to cut the ribbon and open the doors of Lakehead law.
February 1, 2016
UVic Law launches new access to justice centre
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law has established the Access to Justice Centre for Excellence with plans for five research projects to help determine need in the province.

Current Issue

February 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 2
  • Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: February 2016
    When Lee Stuesser, Lakehead University’s first law school dean, resigned last June after just two years on the job, he…
  • Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue Date: February 2016
    Companies in Canada’s traditional resource sectors will likely be back in play this year as beaten-down firms sell or merge…

Departments

  • Written by Marg. Bruineman
    Issue Date: February 2016
    As housing prices reach even greater heights, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver, many just starting out have found it difficult to access the home market on their own, frequently turning to family members to contribute to either the down payment or the financing of the home or both. A parent…

Columns

  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: February 2016
    What are the ethical boundaries for a lawyer defending someone accused of a sex crime? Is he a hired gun, expected to do everything legally possible to win the case, concerned only about the fate of his client, free to attack the complainant unreservedly in cross-examination, dedicated — as it…
  • Written by Kate Simpson
    Issue Date: February 2016
    The information we hold on our clients, their businesses, transactions, trials, and strategies can no longer be held on unprotected hard drives or sent willy-nilly through the exposed airwaves. “Regulators are pushing firms to get better at knowing their customers, and managing their data more comprehensively than they have in…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: February 2016
    It’s barely past the middle of January as I sit to write this editorial and already the waves of change, some might even call them disruption, are crashing on the shores of the Canadian legal business. There’s two more notches in the lipstick case of the globalization of legal practice…
 
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