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August 24, 2015
Video: Trial by technology
Tala Khoury had a front-row seat for a mega-trial that pushed boundaries of current courtroom technology.  Anastasiya Jogal recently sat down with the articling student in Toronto, to get the exclusive details.
Cover story
August 24, 2015
LPP year 1
Joshua D’Cunha feels pretty pumped about landing a full-time job at Infrastructure Ontario as legal counsel. The University of Windsor Faculty of Law grad found his way to the legal department of 32 lawyers this past spring after completing Ryerson University’s inaugural Law Practice Program — the first cohort to come through the Law Society of Upper Canada’s three-year pilot project aimed at providing an alternative route to traditional articling. “I really love the work, it’s fabulo
Letter from Law Law Land
August 24, 2015
50 Shades of brown: Global warming hits Vancouver
There are so many interesting news stories that made the summer of 2015 memorable. But I’ll stick with the “Brown is the New Green” theme, because apart from, Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright, and Pluto, water was the story of the summer in B.C.
Border Crossings
August 24, 2015
The Charter of Rights versus the government of wrongs
In two landmark rulings, the Federal Court of Canada has determined that aspects of government policy aimed at discouraging refugee claimants from choosing Canada as a safe haven, and accelerating their departure from Canada, violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
August 24, 2015
Litigation risk for defined-contribution plans on the rise
As defined-contribution and combination plans continue to make headway as the designs of choice for many employers in Canada and the United States, litigation risk for sponsors is on the rise.

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August 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 8
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its sixth…
  • Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Three weeks after the Supreme Court of Canada spring ruling that mandatory minimums for illegal handgun possession were unconstitutional, a…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: ADR
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Gary Joseph says some years ago, he dodged a legal bullet. He was sitting in a breakout room with a…


  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: August 2015
    Trust and law. The optimal relationship between the two is an ethical conundrum at the heart of legal practice. How much can we trust each other? How much law do we need? Do unnecessary legal rules replace trust to the detriment of a truly civil society? Does increasing legalization —…
  • Written by Kate Simpson
    Issue Date: August 2015
    The article “Beyond automation” in the June issue of Harvard Business Review has sparked many excellent legal and other responses since its publication, including a summary on the excellent 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: August 2015
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is looking at making changes to the rules governing lawyer advertising. It has stirred up a hornet’s nest.
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