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November 24, 2014
Second Cup GC gets double shot: In-house role as external service provider
Five months ago, Second Cup’s general counsel Dan Caldarone was faced with an opportunity. Should he stay with the company following a significant restructuring, or go out on his own? He wanted to do both, so together with executive leadership he found a way to make it happen.
Ab Initio
November 24, 2014
The sweetness at the end of the tunnel
Exams ruin Christmas for law students. Even the term “Christmas exams” infuriates me. Such an oxymoron.
Cover story
November 17, 2014
Taming the digital chaos
It appears to have become the new norm. Not a week seems to go by without a report about a data breach. America’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, is one of the latest high-profile victims, and it is still reeling from this summer’s cyber attack that compromised 76 million household accounts — the equivalent of 65 per cent of all U.S. households — and seven million businesses. Law firms are far from immune. An American multi-state criminal firm discreetly filed a report in late June with Cal
November 17, 2014
Bitter battle brewing over coffee cup format
In a move some competition lawyers say is “odd,” Club Coffee has filed a formal complaint with the Competition Bureau of Canada asking for an investigation of coffee company Keurig Green Mountain alleging it has created a monopoly and driven up prices in the K-cup format of single hot beverages.
Lori Douglas is the victim of a sexual crime; her public re-victimization is just plain wrong.
November 17, 2014
‘Victim-blaming couched as legitimate judicial inquiry’
Like a watermelon dropped from a balcony, discussions of sexual violence against women have broken open in dramatic fashion since the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi became public. 
November 17, 2014
The dos & don’ts of articling
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November/December 2014 • Volume 38, Issue 11
    • Subtitle Cover story
    Written by Luis Millan
    Issue Date: November 2014
    It appears to have become the new norm. Not a week seems to go by without a report about a…
    • Subtitle Annual Corporate Counsel Survey
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: November 2014
    The momentum has been growing slowly for years but it seems in-house counsel are ready and want to trade in…
    • Subtitle Legal reports
    Written by Ava Chisling
    Issue Date: November 2014
    The fiasco of the NFL’s reaction to players’ legal problems filled the headlines lately. The well-publicized video of Baltimore Ravens’…

Departments

    • Subtitle Law Office Management
    Written by Marg Bruineman
    Issue Date: November 2014
    When Harry Byers began considering his retirement options, he reached out to the profession in search of a successor. His goal was to attract a young lawyer to the small community of Fairview, Alta., 550 kilometres northwest of Edmonton to eventually replace him. Initial attempts to attract an associate didn’t…
    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Arshy Mann
    Issue Date: November 2014
    Jagmeet Singh stands out. In the bespoke suits and custom-fitted shirts he favours, Singh looks like he should be on the cover of a glossy magazine — which he was when Toronto Life named him to their best-dressed list last year.

Columns

    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: November 2014
    The annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey in this issue has a strong focus on alternative fee arrangements. AFAs are what everyone — law firm management, in-house counsel, law associations, legal consultants, and anyone else who cares about the business of law — is talking about. The thing is, while…
 
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