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April 25, 2016
Video: Practice Made Perfect - How to become a trusted adviser
For lawyers, the holy grail of business development is to become a “trusted adviser,” but how does one achieve it? In this month’s episode, business development coach Jane Southren talks about earning that vaulted status.
Cover Story
April 25, 2016
In the crosshairs
On the morning of Oct. 17, 2012, David Potts got up as usual and went to his job as solicitor for the City of Oshawa as if it was any other day. As difficult as it might be for some to understand, it was important to him that he do that — even though the night before he found himself the target of a volatile abduction by a former municipal councillor who had held him at gunpoint for three terrifying hours.
Ab Initio
April 25, 2016
Dress for success: What to wear in law school
Admittedly, with the grind of exams at this time of year, few students have fashion top of mind. But, in the day-to-day of law school, styles vary as much as the student body. And similar to how someone dresses for the gym, office, or club, what a law student yanks from his or her closet to head to class — whether its sweatpants and a hoodie or a suit by Hugo Boss — is no accident.
Letter from Law Law Land
April 25, 2016
Timing is everything in the marijuana decriminalization business
It’s an odd coincidence that I’m writing this article around 4:20 p.m. on 4/20 from Vancouver — 4/20 being common urban slang for marijuana consumption that has now morphed into a cultural trademark for those who wish to decriminalize it and draw political attention on April 20 each year.

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April 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 4
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Kirk Makin
    Issue Date: April 2016
    James LeNoury had scarcely launched into his oral submission on a Supreme Court of Canada wrongful dismissal appeal when questions…
  • Written by Geoff Ellwand
    Issue Date: April 2016
    “It’s hold on to your hat,” says Joe Lougheed. “Don’t get bucked off and look to the future.” That is…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Administrative Law
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: April 2016
    On the face of it, the Romanian-operated web site looks innocuous. But at a recent gathering of administrative lawyers…


    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Peter Small
    Issue Date: April 2016
    In a tense Toronto courtroom, defence lawyer Peter Brauti stood beside his ashen-faced client, Const. James Forcillo, to hear the verdicts in one of Canada’s most-watched police trials. Forcillo was charged with murder in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, armed with a switchblade when he confronted police on an…


  • Written by Kate Simpson
    Issue Date: April 2016
    Much has been written recently about “platforms” and their impact on the legal industry. And by platforms I’m referring to the digital business model rather than the shoes (sadly). Avvo, Rocket Lawyer, and LegalZoom are touted as the next platforms for legal, and I want to delve into this proposition…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: April 2016
    In the July 2011 issue of Canadian Lawyer, we wrote about “hot tubbing” — the term was coined in Australia to describe the procedure of organizing all experts in a case into a panel and hearing their evidence concurrently. As the story reported, judges and many experts liked the idea…
Canada’s weirdest laws: it’s illegal to leave an ice fishing hole uncovered #cdnlaw #weird via @FindlawCanada
What re your conversion rates telling you? #bizoflaw #lawyermarketing
B.C. woman seeks multimillion award for false allegations of #terrorism via @FindlawCanada
B.C. introduces law to prevent criminals from making money from their crimes #cdnlaw via @FindlawCanada
RT @LegalFeedsblog: New blog post: CBA-BC program getting REAL creative

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