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Dispute over personal injury referrals
Law Times
A lawyer who has been a public face for a firm owned by two of his uncles is at the centre of an unusual contract dispute with another personal injury law firm that operates on the same floor of a Toronto office building.


New guidelines propose letting anyone tweet in court
Law Times
Despite being late to the game, Canadian courts are ready to start trending on Twitter, according to a group of judges and other legal experts who have proposed new national guidelines for the use of social media in court.

Video: Trevor Faure, author of the Smarter Legal Model, speaks to CBA/CCCA in Calgary
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Trevor Faure, global leader and partner of legal services at Ernst & Young Global, presented the keynote at the Canadian Bar Association's Law Firm Management conference on Oct. 29.

Battle over paralegals' courtroom status heats up
Law Times
The battle for paralegal rights is heating up as lawyers intervene in a practitioner's challenge over courtroom restrictions that favour counsel and a five-year review of paralegal regulation released by the provincial government last week recommends changing the legislation that restricts paralegals.



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LCO calls on schools to teach realities of violence against women
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Part of being a competent lawyer is understanding your clients, and despite what area of law you practise in, you may face issues related to domestic violence.


Parsing the family law effects of transgender recognition
Law Times
Ontario has made itself a leader in the recognition of transgender rights with the passing of Toby's Act in June 2012.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of November 5 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Former lawyer's sentence reduced
Law Times
The Ontario Court of Appeal has reduced the fraud sentence for a former lawyer from Innisfil, Ont. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



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Strikes should be an option
Law Times, editorial
With the Ontario government struggling in its negotiations with public sector unions, the debate has focused almost exclusively on whether it should impose a contract through legislation or seek one at the bargaining table. Let's allow the bargaining process to play out.

The intersection of human rights and environmental rights
Canadian Lawyer, online
The social movements of human rights and environmental rights have traditionally operated in separate spheres. More recently, however, there has been an overlap by both of these communities, writes Sonya Nigam in this month's Human Rights...Here & There column.

Is there privacy for workplace computers?
Law Times
In this day of information overload and social media, is there any room remaining for privacy? The Supreme Court of Canada, in its recent decision in R. v. Cole, has reaffirmed that there is, writes Duncan Boswell in this week's Speaker's Corner.



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In-firm interviews: how to seal the deal
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
A current student at a large, commercial law firm gives advice on how to prepare for in-firm interviews on Bay Street.

Cheaters should never prosper — why cy-près settlements achieve social justice
Canadian Lawyer, online
While a cy-près distribution does achieve an important societal objective, it is important to maintain a nexus to the class and the litigation when choosing the indirect beneficiaries of the settlement, opines Margaret Waddell in her Trials & Tribulations column.

Stop making common sense
Canadian Lawyer, online
We have to dissect common sense to discover its limitations. Once we do, we see how much we need to embrace the new, argues The Accidental Mentor columnist Lee Akazaki.



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