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Khadr's lawyers no strangers to international cases
Law Times
They are the two Toronto-based criminal defence lawyers representing the only Canadian still imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Appeal court grants leave to appeal in OLG class action
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Problem gamblers have been given another shot at trying to launch a $3.5-billion class action lawsuit against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

Nicholson rebuffs CBA call for legal aid funding review
Law Times
Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson defended his government's approach to criminal legal aid funding at his annual Canadian Bar Association grilling while rebuffing calls from the organization for a review of federal funding.



Crown delay costs taxpayers $125K, lawyer says
Law Times
Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $125,000 in costs after the province delayed delivering its position in a class action involving a Brantford, Ont.-area school for the visually impaired, a lawyer for the plaintiffs says.

Video: GC Roundtable - Dealing with the risks of social media
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
In the fourth and final video from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by WeirFoulds LLP, the participants discuss how they manage the potential risks of social media.

Hospitals doubling as estate planning hubs
Law Times
Hospitals across the nation are doubling as succession and estate planning hubs, according to advisers in the field.



A taste of the real world
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
In line with its self-proclaimed 'international outlook,' four Western University Faculty of Law students got the rare opportunity to work with their American counterparts this summer on a project for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news for the week of Aug. 20 in the Ontario Legal News Update with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

CBA to tackle access to justice
Law Times
The Canadian Bar Association has launched three efforts aimed at improving access to justice, assisting the legal profession to prepare for the future, and helping law firms measure diversity. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

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Protecting Ontario's vulnerable workers
Law Times, editorial
Ontario's labour market has increasingly become fragmented between the haves and the have-nots.

Compensation systems under siege
Canadian Lawyer, online
Currently there seems to be a heightened focus on compensation systems and that can be for a number of reasons, writes Stephen Mabey in his Definitely Mabey column.

Keep eye on business development principles as legal landscape changes
Law Times
What effects will the recent and proposed changes in legislation and market dynamics in the global and national arena have on the customer relationship management and business development strategies of Canadian law firms, writes Michael Warren in this week's Speaker's Corner.

Tips for successful mentoring
Canadian Lawyer, online
Many lawyers participate in mentorship programs and for those who take on the task, in this month's Field Notes, David Paul offers up some things to consider.

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Hiring in-house from the employer perspective
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
While you assess your job prospects for moving in-house, keep in mind what employers will be looking for when they hire, writes Fred Krebs in this month's In-house Coach column.

Boost yourself with internal business development
Canadian Lawyer, online
For new lawyers, business development is pretty daunting. How are we to drum up business and make a name for ourselves when we're totally occupied with learning the ropes? Lindsay Scott has some suggestions in her Trial by Fire column.

When it comes to RFPs, it's better not to hope for forgiveness
Canadian Lawyer, online
If you're in business, even the law business, you and/or your clients have probably responded to a request for proposals at some point in time. What not everyone realizes is that responding to RFPs can be fraught with landmines, writes The IT Girl columnist Sarah Dale-Harris.

The joy of conferencing
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Conferences are fun. You meet people who are ambitious and passionate about their careers. You see new cities not through the eyes of a tourist, but those of a business traveller, writes Anita Goela.


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