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Judge decries 'horse and buggy' justice system
Law Times
Ontario is functioning with "horse and buggy" technology to keep track of its incarcerated offenders, says an Ontario Superior Court judge.

Discipline dichotomy
Canadian Lawyer
In this month's cover story, Canadian Lawyer looks at the definite discrepancies in the way law societies discipline members. Some lawyers see their licences quietly revoked, while others endure long, public hearings that are humiliating and permanently damaging.



Law firm's trust account hacked, 'large six figure' taken
Law Times
While law firms were busy wrapping up the year and planning holiday parties, marauding fraudsters were cooking up a "scary" scam LawPRO is warning lawyers about.



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Drilling down - part 1
Canadian Lawyer
Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 insurance defence boutiques

The 'scourge' of unrepresented litigants
Canadian Lawyer
A ruling from Alberta takes a swipe at certain vexatious parties but the reality is most self-represented litigants do it because they can't afford legal help.



Could Rob Ford's case go to SCC despite clash of laws?

Law Times
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has sworn he will fight his conflict of interest conviction all the way, and according to an Ottawa lawyer who specializes in Supreme Court of Canada advocacy, the mayor's battle could in fact find an avenue to the country's top court.



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Risks of the 'bring your own device' culture
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
It used to be a company-issued laptop or BlackBerry were the only devices allowed in the workplace, but increasingly employees want to use the tools they prefer to get the job done.

Outside mediators start clearing FSCO's backlog
Law Times
ADR Chambers has begun the massive task of tackling the backlog of mediations and arbitrations at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of January 7 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Ottawa firm celebrates 50 years
Law Times
Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP marked its 50th anniversary on the first day of 2013. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



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Commentary

Time to fix Ontario's interpreter shortage
Law Times, editorial
Despite years of criticism over the lack of fully accredited interpreters in court, it appears the Ontario government has yet to fix the problem. Judges in two recent rulings, in fact, rejected the proposed interpreters for criminal trials.

Judging civility
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
There will continue to be disagreement over whether certain members of the bar are treated differently than others, but it is fairly undisputable that small firm and sole practitioners end up in the crosshairs of regulators more often than big firm, government, or in-house lawyers.

What I wish I knew in law school
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
A recent law graduate shares her tips on how students can prepare for the real world.





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LCBO waste enough to drive you to drink
Law Times
Tim Hudak's mantra of privatization is a dogma that plays well with the hard right of the Conservatives but he should be cautious because until we really know what's going on at the LCBO and how much money it's wasting, it would be premature to sell out right now, argues Ian Harvey in his Queen's Park column.

Not just for the big guys
Canadian Lawyer
Developments in e-discovery are levelling the playing field for smaller firms, writes Tech Support columnist Dera J. Nevin.

An undiplomatic guide to the emerging markets guide
Canadian Lawyer
To outsiders (like me), the world of diplomacy is impossibly complicated. It's difficult enough to get agreement on a point. The complexities expand logarithmically when you factor in the need to resolve the structure, optics, communication, and other facets of the agreement, writes Neill May in the Banking on Corporate column.



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