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Canadian Legal Newswire - Feb 28
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Ontario law schools say LSAT here to stay
Law Times
The Law School Admission Test is here to stay in Ontario despite moves south of the border to loosen requirements to use it, law school administrators in Ontario say.



'Overbearing' lawyer criticized in engineer's discipline case
Law Times
An engineer has had a complaint against him permanently stayed after a Divisional Court panel found a reasonable apprehension of bias by the Professional Engineers Ontario's disciplinary committee in a case involving the "overbearing" interference by a lawyer on its staff.

Conditions set for M&A growth: panel
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
The right conditions are in place in North America and globally for an increase in mergers and acquisitions in 2011, but some caution from the crisis still lingers, according to panel of top business and banking executives.

How will TMX deal affect big firms?
Law Times
No one knows what the proposed $7-billion merger of the London Stock Exchange and Canada's TMX Group Inc. will look like when the details of the deal emerge or whether it will overcome regulatory hurdles and take place at all.



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Not your average GC
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
You can't really sue a judge, but people do try. So on the rare occasion when one of the justices of Canada's highest court ends up on the wrong end of a lawsuit, the duty to defend falls to Barbara Kincaid, general counsel of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Largest law firms in Canada
Law Times
Once again, Law Times has compiled a list of Canada's top 20 law firms with offices in Ontario.

Third option granted in constructive dismissal
Law Times
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a rare ruling outlining a third option for employees who have been constructively dismissed after siding with a man who opted to keep working while refusing to accept a massive pay cut.



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Going the extra mile
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Law students are notorious for being stereotyped as library hermits. If you delve deeper, however, you will find a group of passionate people who do get involved, both at school and in their communities. Whether its recreational floor hockey, the local food bank, student governance, or a combination of other activities, there is often a lot more to law students than meets the eye.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of Feb. 28 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

New head of Ontario police watchdog
Law Times
The province has appointed David Gavsie as chairman of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



Life

Commentary

A former JP's extraordinary series of litigation
Law Times, editorial
A former justice of the peace, who retired following a string of sexual assault allegations against him, has launched an extraordinary amount of litigation against Ontario public officials in the years since.

Taxing litigation matters
Canadian Lawyer, online
In the second instalment of Arguably the Best, our year-long series on improving your litigation skills, tax litigator Adrienne Woodyard gives tips on succeeding in a practice area that requires counsel to navigate complex technical issues and manage the colourful dynamics that can emerge when an immovable object (the taxpayer) meets an irresistible force (the CRA auditor).

Video: Making Rain - Delegation
Canadian Lawyer, online
In this month's episode of Making Rain, our online video business development and practice management coaching column, executive coach Debra Forman discusses how to practise effective delegation.

Revolution by Facebook
Canadian Lawyer, online
Having spent four days in Cairo in August during Ramadan, and having visited the pyramids, the Sahara Desert, and Tahrir Square (where I was almost run over a dozen times simply trying to cross the street), I consider myself a minor expert on Egyptian politics, and the revolution that has just swept the country, writes Tony Wilson in this instalment of Letter from Law Law Land.

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds BlogCheck out Legal Feeds, the new blog of daily Canadian legal news powered by the award-winning editorial team of Law Times and Canadian Lawyer. Here's a recap of the latest blog posts:

Harry Walsh, Canada's oldest working lawyer dies

William Kaplan appointed LSUC's newest bencher

Nobody wins in Quebec Crowns back-to-work saga

BLG bags IP lawyers from Bereskin & Parr

Potash case does not signal policy change: panel

Bencher Election

Law Times' in-depth coverage of the Law Society of Upper Canada bencher election is in full swing at our dedicated election website.
We encourage candidates for the April 29 poll to get your names out there and submit a free profile to the web site. In addition, send us information about any events related to the elections for posting on our online calendar. And, of course, candidates and voters can let us know about any issues or story ideas we should be covering by contacting Law Times editor Glenn Kauth at glenn.kauth@thomsonreuters.com.

Moves & Shakes

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