• Lisa R. Lifshitz

    Dark Cloud

    Apr 16, 2018

    You could well be excused for not noticing the recent passage of the U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act on March 23, 2018. Better known by its catchy acronym, the Cloud Act, the law was tacked on to the 2,232-page, US$1.3-trillion omnibus budget bill one day ahead of its vote and was signed into law by President Donald Trump without the benefit of the usual congressional scrutiny, hearings or significant public debate.

    Lisa R. Lifshitz|The IT Girl
  • Fernando Garcia

    Mentoring 101

    Apr 16, 2018

    As a racialized and first-generation lawyer, when asked about the greatest barrier I faced early in my legal career, I always revert back to the same thing: the lack of mentorship opportunities and mentors.

    Fernando Garcia|In-house Coach
  • Kevin Cheung

    It's spring and there are still articling positions

    Apr 16, 2018

    Spring — the season where many third-year law students scramble to find an articling position before the semester expires.

    Kevin Cheung|Soul & Small Practice
  • Daniel Lo

    Tips for making the most of your work experience

    Apr 16, 2018

    We are the sum of our experiences, for better or worse. This becomes clearer as you enter the world of employment.

    Daniel Lo
  • Neill May

    Livent litigation, last act

    Apr 16, 2018

    In the theatrical production industry, there is much attention paid when shows continue to play for long periods.

    Neill May|Banking on Corporate
  • Michael Stitz

    No 24-month cap on wrongful dismissal damages

    Apr 16, 2018

    Whether it comes to negotiating a severance package or determining the period over which damages are calculated in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit, 24 months has generally been regarded, save in the most exceptional circumstances, as the unofficial cap on reasonable notice.

    Michael Stitz
  • Stephen Mabey

    The small-firm advantage

    Apr 9, 2018

    Lawyers at smaller firms are often better able to innovate than they think.

    Stephen Mabey
  • Michael Spratt

    Liberal criminal justice reforms a bold betrayal

    Apr 9, 2018

    The legislation, Bill C-75, was billed as a silver bullet to unclog our courts and bring about a “cultural shift” in the justice system. The changes may be bold, but in this case the proposed reforms will likely result in more delays and more unfair trials.

    Michael Spratt|The Woodshed
  • Gary Goodwin

    Is your smartphone doping you?

    Apr 9, 2018

    I fondly remember the first cellphones. As the phones got smaller, their impact on our lives grew.

    Gary Goodwin|Untethered Lawyer
  • Ron Poulton

    Is that a WMD in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    Apr 9, 2018

    Turns out it was the latter. In a recent decision of the Federal Court in Hosseini v. Canada,[1] a visa officer’s decision that a 62-year-old retired chemical engineer posed a danger to the security of Canada was eviscerated in a strongly worded condemnation of both the process used by the officer and the very basis of the decision.

    Ron Poulton |Border Crossings