• Fernando Garcia

    Law school 2.0: What the next generation of lawyers needs to know

    I remember hearing time and time again from junior lawyers that it was not necessary to worry about what electives one took or how much one learned or did not learn during those three years of legal education as “the real learning, unless you are planning on pursuing a career in academia, starts once you enter the workplace.”

    Fernando Garcia|Oct 16, 2017
  • Michael Spratt

    Marijuana bill another example of Liberals’ broken promises

    The Liberals made a lot of promises during the 2015 election. But as electoral reform, lower small business taxes, stock option loopholes, modest deficits and on and on demonstrate, election promises are made to be broken.

    Michael Spratt|Oct 16, 2017
  • Steve Szentesi

    The Ontario government’s Pulp Fiction approach to pot legalization

    In one of the most memorable exchanges in modern movie history, Jules and Vincent in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction rap about hash bars in Amsterdam. Fast forward 23 years and this film noir chat is strikingly similar to several provinces’ recent plans to legalize pot.

    Steve Szentesi|Oct 16, 2017
  • David Frenkel

    Sex addiction and evidence in Canadian family law courts

    Courts in Canada have rarely considered sexual addiction as a relevant factor in determining family law issues. The reason is likely because the evidence needs to be significant in nature, and even so it may not be enough to influence a decision with respect to child custody or spousal support entitlement.

    David Frenkel|Oct 16, 2017
  • Kristen Liesch

    Gender equality in private practice: You’re going about it the wrong way

    We hear a lot about gender equality these days, particularly in the context of Silicon Valley and its so-called “bro culture” problems. Private practice has its own set of issues when it comes to gender equality; the retention of female associates has always been a challenge.

    Kristen Liesch|Oct 10, 2017
  • Kevin Cheung

    Microsoft Word: What every lawyer should know

    Microsoft Word might be the most under-appreciated tool lawyers use. Most of us use it solely as a digital typewriter and fail to tap into its features designed to enhance productivity and efficiency.

    Kevin Cheung|Oct 10, 2017
  • Jane Southren

    Stand out from other lawyers: Think deeds not words

    When thinking about how to distinguish yourself from the legions of other lawyers in the province who do more or less exactly what you do, think less about the words you are broadcasting widely and more about the actions you are taking to impact clients and people in your network individually.

    Jane Southren|Oct 10, 2017
  • Harpreet Sidhu

    Where in the world is your company’s data stored?

    As companies are getting more and more technologically advanced, some in-house lawyers may ask themselves, “Where in the world is our company’s data stored?” Data residency specifically refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data including personal data of its customers.

    Harpreet Sidhu|Oct 10, 2017
  • Gary Goodwin

    Federal tax reform debates suffer from the Rashomon effect

    The film Rashomon uses a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory versions of the same incident. One can see the theoretical application of this plot device to the multi-varied perception of the liberal government’s changes to the taxation of Canadian controlled private corporations.

    Gary Goodwin|Oct 10, 2017
  • Kate Simpson

    Data visualizations

    Showing legal information in a more visual format has many benefits, but it can also be misleading.

    Kate Simpson|Oct 2, 2017