• 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
  • Ben Alarie

    How artificial intelligence can help navigate employee cannabis use legal issues

    Feb 12, 2018

    With the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada and the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, times are changing for Canadians.

    Ben Alarie
  • Ron Poulton

    Authorization to return denied; a permanent banishment from Canada

    Feb 12, 2018

    There are some issues in immigration law that quietly exist, away from great fanfare or concern. Because they are quirks in the law, they are largely unknown, ignored or taken for granted. But because they exist, they cannot just be ignored

    Ron Poulton |Border Crossings