It used to be you phoned a lawyer, booked an appointment, went to her office and told her about your problems.
The legal landscape around privilege is shifting and under mounting scrutiny in growing parts of the world.
Ontario’s updated employment laws have dominated public discussion for most of the past year. But while many have focused on the increased minimum wage, restaurants and retailers are dealing with changes that are harder to calculate, like new calculations for holiday pay, equal pay for equal work requirements and changes to scheduling.
Workplaces across Canada are finally acknowledging the need to address sexual misconduct.
Politicians stepping forward to defy court decisions or break the law is a dangerous trend emerging in Canada, says former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie, speaking last week at the Law Society of British Columbia’s Rule of Law Lecture which focused on social justice.
Canadian Lawyer magazine has received 2 National Magazine Awards nominations under the "Professional Article" category.
Canada makes more equitable remedies available to patent litigants than many other jurisdictions. A patent owner can elect to pursue a patent infringer’s profits rather than proving her own damages, and the losing party in a dispute is theoretically liable for the winner’s costs (in contrast to the “American Rule” requiring each party to bear its own costs). And while the amounts awarded by the Federal Court have historically been modest, recent decisions suggest the reversal of this trend, making Canada a more attractive forum for enforcing patent rights.
The emergence of artificial intelligence has definitely led to a reflection on its potential repercussions on human resources management.