• Fernando Garcia

    How to thrive as a young lawyer in today’s market

    Feb 20, 2018

    On Feb. 8, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Ontario Bar Association Institute’s Young Lawyers Division. The session was called “How to thrive as a young lawyer in today’s market.”

    Fernando Garcia|In-house Coach
  • Barry Bussey

    What the fuss about ticking a box on the Canada Summer Jobs application is about

    Feb 20, 2018

    When the success of your government grant application depends on agreeing with a government opinion, then there is bound to be a fuss.

    Barry Bussey
  • Philip Slayton

    The unknowable truth

    Feb 20, 2018

    The justice system can never fully uncover the truth, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t try.

    Philip Slayton
  • Kevin Cheung

    Small firm compensation: Is it worth it?

    Feb 20, 2018

    One of the major challenges for small firms is the compensation it can offer staff. Anecdotally, small firm compensation is typically lower than that of larger firms. Nonetheless, any lawyer — whether employer or employee — assessing proposed compensation must conduct an honest cost-benefits analysis to determine whether it’s worth working at a particular firm, large or small.

    Kevin Cheung|Soul & Small Practice
  • Tony Wilson

    An (Imaginary) Dear John Letter

    Feb 20, 2018

    First off, John, neither the B.C. government nor any municipal government has the right to delay the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. That pipeline expansion has been approved by the federal government. Moreover, B.C. does not have the right to determine what sort of petroleum product is shipped in the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline. Your action to delay the Trans Mountain construction is unconstitutional.

    Tony Wilson|Letter from Law Law Land
  • Gary Goodwin

    My code of conduct is wordier than your code of conduct

    Feb 20, 2018

    Various professional organizations provide for very comprehensive codes of conduct. Some groups have expanded their codes to include such things as principles for diversity. Just about everyone agrees that these constitute fine statements to which people should aspire. Some disagree and believe they should not be forced to sign documents to abide by such principles. Others disagree, claiming that the principles do not go far enough.

    Gary Goodwin|Untethered Lawyer
  • The benefits of graduate studies in law

    Feb 12, 2018

    While a lot of students with a Juris Doctor degree would question the benefit of obtaining additional legal qualifications after their first law degree, there are many benefits to undertaking graduate studies in law.

    Jenny Poon
  • Gary Goodwin

    Nudge your clients

    Feb 12, 2018

    Behavioural economics has some important lessons that lawyers can put to practical use.

    Gary Goodwin|Untethered Lawyer
  • Michael Spratt

    Blaming shootings on carding decline defies logic

    Feb 12, 2018

    Between 2011 and 2014, the Ottawa police stopped and questioned 45,802 people who were not committing any crimes.

    Michael Spratt|The Woodshed
  • Lisa R. Lifshitz

    Lesson from VTech

    Feb 12, 2018

    A recent decision from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has provided some useful guidance in connection with minimum security standards required for Internet of Things/web-connected devices, particularly those that collect personal information and data from children.

    Lisa R. Lifshitz|The IT Girl