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Court says no to live tweets at trial
Law Times
Journalists hoping to use social media web sites and BlackBerrys inside a Kingston, Ont., courtroom won't be able to do so after questions surfaced about the devices' impact on court proceedings and equipment.

Fortier leaves Norton Rose with 'heavy heart'
Law Times
Making a break from the firm where he has spent his entire legal career has "lifted a load off my shoulders," says former Ogilvy Renault LLP chairman Yves Fortier.

Lack of articling placements an access-to-justice issue
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
A panel at the University of Ottawa's law school said the Law Society of Upper Canada's articling task force ought to focus on the lack of social justice articling opportunities available to recent law school graduates.

Strosberg recovers after stroke left him 'powerless'
Law Times
Civil litigator Harvey Strosberg says he "went from powerful to powerless in the blink of a stroke." In September 2010, Strosberg had just spoken at last year's Ontario Bar Association civil litigation award ceremony for the late Bonnie Tough. "Thirty-six hours later, I had a stroke on Oct. 1 at 8 o'clock in the morning," he says.



Video: ACC president on membership expansion in Canada
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Association of Corporate Counsel president & CEO Veta Richardson talks about expansion of the ACC in Canada and the association's Member of the Year award winner, Ontario Chapter president Sanjeev Dhawan, at the annual meeting in Denver.

Liens a key option for condos
Law Times
Lawyers who represent condominium corporations are increasingly resorting to laws under Ontario's Condominium Act to help their clients collect arrears from owners who haven't paid their common expense fees.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of October 31 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

JPs award bursary
Law Times
A new donation has allowed Ontario justices of the peace to double their education bursary award, which this year went to high school student Arathi Angel Ajit. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.


Time for clarity on electronic devices in court
Law Times, editorial
Did Twitter updates during the proceedings against Russell Williams affect courtroom equipment? It's a good question given a recent ruling that banned the use of devices that can transmit wireless signals.

All hyperlinking is not 'fair game'
Canadian Lawyer, online
Hyperlinking will not by itself create liability, but it is still likely relevant to important issues like malice and damages, writes Michael Smith in his analysis of the Supreme Court's Crookes v. Newton decision.

Video: Making Rain - Building a successful brand
Canadian Lawyer, online
In this month's session, the final episode in the Making Rain leadership series, executive coach Debra Forman focuses on building a successful brand.

Contracts cancelled at taxpayers' expense
Law Times
The provincial government is clearly broke. So why would it risk incurring billions of dollars in potential liabilities for political ends by cancelling contracts? asks Ian Harvey in his Inside Queen's Park column.

More lessons on excellence in written appellate advocacy
Canadian Lawyer, online
Last week in the Arguably the Best column, Justice Cronk set out the starting points for writing a noteworthy appellate factum: know your audience, 'own' the factum, and present a good overview. This week, she continues with some of the nuts and bolts for putting your factum together (with a little help from Lewis Carroll).

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