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Justice on Target relaunched
Law Times
Despite failing to achieve its ambitious original goals, Attorney General John Gerretsen is giving the Justice on Target effort a makeover by extending the project with new benchmarks based on the severity of the case.

CRA penalty against lawyer equals criminal sanction: court
Law Times
Tax lawyers and advisers now have greater protections from Canada Revenue Agency penalties following an Ottawa lawyer's successful appeal of a more than $500,000 sanction of her actions in advising on a bogus charitable donation scheme.

B.C. giving $7.4 million to complete TRU law building
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Now in its second year, things are running smoothly at Thompson Rivers University's law school.



Rules for HIV prosecutions unclear despite SCC decision
Law Times
The state of prosecutions in Ontario for non-disclosure of HIV status may still be unclear even after the recent Supreme Court rulings that attempted to clarify its 1998 decision in R. v. Cuerrier.

B.C. nixes mine project despite OK environmental assessment
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
A mining company proposing to establish an open-pit copper and gold mine near a lake in northern British Columbia has been denied an environmental assessment certificate, but that shouldn't signal concerns that mining is off limits in the area, say lawyers.

Complaints cause assessors to withdraw from cases
Law Times
In the highly emotive areas of workplace safety, insurance, and family law, assessments by independent experts can be extremely valuable in the decision-making process. But those who prepare the reports often face regular complaints aimed at undermining their credibility.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of October 15 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Two Crowns appointed to bench
Law Times
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has announced the appointment of two Ontario Crown prosecutors as judges of the Superior Court. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

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Court reporters treated unfairly
Law Times, editorial
A rather strange case regarding court reporters' work is still dragging on. The government was wrong to treat its court reporters the way it has been. Both it and the union should be reasonable in coming to a resolution to settle the matter.

Social Media: opportunities and challenges
Canadian Lawyer, online
The increasing use of social media presents unique opportunities and challenges for lawyers and judges alike in litigation, argue James D. Cuming and Craig Gillespie.

The adventures of a first-year in London
Canadian Lawyer, online
Trial by Fire guest columnist Elizabeth Montpetit reflects on her time in London, England as a first-year associate.

Law should offer real compensation to children who lose parents
Law Times
We don't need to move to the multimillion-dollar awards seen elsewhere, but the commonplace awards of $25,000 to $40,000 for a young child's loss of a parent should be a thing of the past, writes Alan Shanoff in his Social Justice column.

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Preparing for 'call day'
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
A current student at a large, commercial law firm gives advice on how to prepare for "call day" on Bay Street.

Self-regulate your dress
Canadian Lawyer, online
Although lawyers have much more liberty about what they wear in the office and at the courthouse, it's still important to dress well, writes David Paul in his Field Notes column.

You can't do it alone
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Developing your own network is crucial to your success. You cannot do it alone, nor should you try, writes Fred Krebs in his In-house Coach column.

Leadership and other G words
Canadian Lawyer, online
It is time to stop talking and start doing and every single one of you has what it takes to provide leadership to your firm, department, group, colleagues, community, etc., writes Stephen Mabey in his Definitely Mabey column.

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