A federal Crown agency is not immune and must comply with letters of request to provide evidence and testimony in foreign proceedings, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled.
The IT Girl
If it took you some time to get your head around Interac e-mail transfers, PayPal, or other forms of electronic payment, just wait until you meet Bitcoin. The latest darling of IT journalists, now including yours truly, Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that’s been around since 2008 but has quickly been gaining mainstream attention, and, more significantly, usage as concerns over the economy and stability of state-issued currency seems to be mounting worldwide.
While much has changed over the past 20 to 30 years, there is still substantial continuity in the manner in which in-house counsel have contributed to the success of their employers. While the issues change and skills and techniques evolve, many of the basic concepts remain the same.
“My children did a lot of cruelty toward me.”- Mohammad Shafia, testifying at his trial for murdering his first wife and three daughters
Individuals both inside and outside the legal profession have been working overtime to identify the problems facing the profession and speculating on the dire consequences if the profession ignores these problems. They are long on penetrating glimpses into the obvious but short on solutions.
Trial by Fire
You may have heard about (or read) the report recently submitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada entitled “Leaving Law and Barriers to Re-Entry” by Queen’s University professor Fiona Kay and PhD candidates Stavey Alarie and Jones Adjei. I received the law society e-mail containing the link to the report, but admittedly, didn’t review it.
There is a big campaign — including a bus and BBQ tour — to persuade Saskatchewan law grads to look for articles in smaller centres around the province. But it seems most young lawyers want to stay close to the bright lights.
Considering the demands of law school, it’s amazing students find the time to eat and sleep — let alone volunteer.
May 2013 • Volume 37, Issue 5
Written by Jennifer BrownIssue Date: May 2013It was news that hit Bay Street with a bang. In late February, a group of lawyers from Fraser Milner…
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Written by Ava ChislingIssue Date: May 2013For the past nine years, Toronto criminal defence lawyer Edward Sapiano has been actively seeking out and retrieving illegal arms…
Written by Shannon KarlIssue Date: May 2013One day after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that text messages are private communications, the intermingling of privacy rights,…
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Written by Dera J. NevinIssue Date: May 2013Most people assume e-discovery law and practice are relevant only to litigators and those involved in responding to regulatory requests and investigations. Not so. E-discovery law and operations are highly relevant to corporate lawyers involved in the acquisition and divestiture of businesses and corporate assets. Avoiding the e-discovery implications of…
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Written by Philip SlaytonIssue Date: May 2013R.v. Ryan is an important case for an unusual reason. It introduced a new kind of case commentary, one made possible by social media. If this novel form of commentary catches on, it will change the way the public sees and evaluates the justice system.
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Written by Gail J. CohenIssue Date: May 2013At last month’s Canadian Corporate Counsel Association spring meeting, I sat in on a few sessions and panels that focused on various aspects of one’s legal career. One was a lunch panel with a group of high-powered women general counsel discussing their careers and how they broke through into the…
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