• Philip Slayton

    Too busy to work

    I’m very busy!” Ask a lawyer how they’re doing, what they’re up to these days, some sort of vague question like that, and they’ll almost certainly say “I’m very busy” or something similar, maybe even something more dramatic, such as “I’m going out of my mind with all the work, it just keeps pouring in” accompanied by a nervous shake of the head and possibly a wringing of hands.

    Philip Slayton|Jul 31, 2017
  • Steve Szentesi

    Time to fully free Toronto’s food trucks

    Several years ago, when Toronto was working on amendments to its street vending bylaw, I wrote a column arguing that the city needed to increase food truck competition.

    Steve Szentesi|Jul 24, 2017
  • Michael Spratt

    Dislike of Khadr settlement does not entitle critics to disregard law or facts

    Omar Khadr is a polarizing figure. To some, Khadr is a child soldier who was brainwashed by his parents and then abandoned by the Canadian government in the notorious and illegal Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. To others, Khadr is a terrorist deserving of no sympathy.

    Michael Spratt|Jul 24, 2017
  • Fernando Garcia

    L.I.O.N.s, bears, sheep and ghosts

    I have often made reference to the fact that, in my humble opinion, lawyers (both in private practice and inhouse counsel) must become increasingly comfortable with using social media to promote not only their achievements and relevant or interesting best practices or developments in their legal practice area, but also to build and grow their personal brand and networks.

    Fernando Garcia|Jul 24, 2017
  • Karen Busby

    Canada becoming a go-to destination for those seeking surrogate mothers

    Nepal, Thailand and India, once popular destinations for Westerners seeking surrogate mothers, have now effectively closed their doors to international surrogacy.

    Karen Busby|Jul 17, 2017
  • Lisa R. Lifshitz

    Statements of what? Reviewing SOWs

    As a technology lawyer, I am often asked by clients to review the statements of work that accompany the technology contract that I have drafted.

    Lisa R. Lifshitz|Jul 17, 2017
  • John and Jane Doe, beware!

    Faced with the inherently cross-border and intangible nature of cyberspace, the courts struggle to impose sanctions on people who use the Internet to commit unlawful acts.

    Julien Rheault and Danielle Ferron|Jul 10, 2017
  • The promise of the invention

    In a blog entitled The Patent Policy That Could Harm Canada’s Patients, Laura Crist of the Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, condemned Canada’s patent case law for requiring Canadian patents to achieve the promise set out in the patent specification.

    Daniel R. Bereskin and Laura MacDonald|Jul 10, 2017
  • Deconstructing the workplace

    Driven by technological advancements combined with growing aspirations for better work-life balance, more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements. Whether and how to offer flexible arrangements is a business decision, but it’s one best made with full appreciation of the legal issues.

    Jack Graham and Lana Rafuse of McInnes Cooper|Jul 10, 2017
  • Jennifer Brown

    Changing the makeup of the legal department

    If you want to look to where real change is going to happen in terms of the structure and performance of legal departments and law firms in the next five years, consider the work being done at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.

    Jennifer Brown|Jul 10, 2017