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Cover Story
June 27, 2016
Driving change
For a number of years now, we’ve all read and heard about the growth of the in-house legal department. The banks and telcos led this charge, steadily increasing their legal headcount as they discovered the value of having more lawyers employed internally to handle a variety of matters, especially the growing regulatory burden.
June 27, 2016
Video: Practice Made Perfect: You oughta be in pictures!
In this month’s episode, business development consultant Jane Southern discusses some of the reasons why you should seriously consider videos as part of your content creation strategy.
Letter from Law Law Land
June 27, 2016
The rule of law is even more important this year
You might remember Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was president and controlling shareholder of oil company Yukos and the wealthiest man in Russia until his arrest in 2003 and subsequent conviction and imprisonment for fraud and tax evasion. It all happened around the same time he sought to create (and fund) a new political party to challenge the rule of Vladimir Putin.

Current Issue

June 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 6
    • Subtitle Cover Story: Special Report: Intellectual Property
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue Date: June 2016
    If James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine, thought getting a patent for his clunky machine in 18th-century London…
    • Subtitle Special Report: Intellectual Property
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: June 2016
    In the realm of traditional or cultural knowledge, is there an argument to be made that current intellectual property conventions…
    • Subtitle Legal Fees Survey
    Written by Michael McKiernan
    Issue Date: June 2016
    Canada’s uncertain economic outlook has the country’s lawyers spooked, with a healthy majority opting against a price hike this…

Columns

  • Written by Philip Slayton
    Issue Date: June 2016
    Ezra Levant is a conservative media commentator or, if you prefer, an over-the-top right-wing rabble-rouser. He thrives on controversy and conflict. He feeds the flames of intemperance. He’s always having a fight with somebody. He’s rude. He makes people angry and delights in doing so. He’s scoffed at by flaneurs…
  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: June 2016
    Never before has a single law firm done so much to crystalize global debate around offshore banking. Not only has Mossack Fonseca — the Panamanian law firm that will be forever linked to the Panama Papers — managed to focus world attention on tax havens but, at the same time,…
  • Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: June 2016
    A little over a year ago, I read an article in The Globe and Mail by Jim Balsillie, the co-founder of Research in Motion, called “Canadians can innovate, but we’re not equipped to win.” The gist of it was that Canadians can’t succeed on the global stage in the new…
 
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