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Law graduate loses human rights case against articling principal
Law Times, online
A law school graduate who claimed her articling principal discriminated against her for requesting a final law school transcript that revealed she had failed her first year has had her human rights complaint dismissed.

Labatt ruling will make companies more wary of sponsorships
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Following last week's ruling in the sponsorship case between two breweries and the National Hockey League, one in-house counsel says she thinks companies will be more careful when entering sponsorship agreements.

Judge orders dad to make support payments directly to child
Law Times
A Kingston, Ont., judge has ordered a father to make child support payments directly to his daughter in a decision one family lawyer lauds as a "creative" and "unusual" attempt to reduce the level of conflict in the family.

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New dean plans to expand Western law's global footprint
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
In an uncommon move, a former law firm executive has joined the legal academic world. Iain Scott, former chairman and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, has been appointed dean of law at the University of Western Ontario.

Is it OK for personal injury firms to run TV ads?
Law Times, online
In a highly competitive marketplace, personal injury law firms are increasingly taking to the airwaves to land clients.

Pioneering judge now advising lawyers on technology
Law Times
Tom Granger doesn't fit the stereotype of a legal innovator. There aren't very many 75-year-old former judges at the cutting edge of the legal profession. But as a Superior Court judge, Granger pioneered the use of electronic trials in Ontario.

Former Crown remembered as 'consumate professional'
Law Times
Former Kingston, Ont., Crown attorney Jack McKenna has died at the age of 72 after an extended illness. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



Media is dead and we have killed it
Canadian Lawyer, online
So the title might be a bit dramatic, but I'm sure it got your attention if only because you completely disagree, writes The IT Girl Sarah Dale-Harris. The fact is, the "media" by way of which we record and transmit data has evolved so much since the days of radio, vinyl, and floppy disks, it isn't just going to be a challenge to get rid of all of the piles of albums, tapes, and CDs you have stored in your basement, it could be a challenge to recover the data you stored on these media.

An essential read on social networking for lawyers
Canadian Lawyer, online
In retrospect, Joseph Rakofsky should have put a little more thought into his social media strategy, writes Damian Penny in his Law Library review of social.lawyers.

Canada unlikely to follow U.K. lead on right to silence
Law Times
While watching Life on Mars, a British TV drama about a police officer who's struck by a car in 2006 and wakes up in 1973, I became curious about police procedures in England, writes Crown attorney Michael Demczur in this week's Speaker's Corner.

Nobody's drinking the Kool-Aid
Canadian Lawyer, online
There is a saying about drinking the Kool-Aid, which loosely interpreted means "a person or group of people who agree with a person, idea, or set of ideas blindly on faith alone, without exercising their own critical thinking," writes Stephen Mabey in his Definitely Mabey column.


Legal Feeds

Lawyer salaries on the rise in Canada
Associates will be buoyed by news in the 2011 Canadian Lawyer compensation survey that 63 per cent of law firm repsondents to this year's survey say they will boost salaries in 2012. Even better, 77 per cent of corporate law departments say they plan to raise lawyers' average salaries next year.

The going rate 2011
Canadian Lawyer's 2011 legal fees survey reveals evidence of a more vibrant legal industry, with responses from over 700 lawyers across the country signaling a greater willingness to charge higher fees than in 2010, when belt-tightening was the theme in response to ongoing global economic malaise.

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